Thursday, June 19, 2008

Japanese pouch

Japanese pouch
Originally uploaded by sukigirl74

I’ve been meaning to post this little Japanese pouch (made from a kit) for ages.
It is basically a crocheted hat-like roof
with three pieces of felt (2 circles and 1 long rectangle) that form the base.
Then some basic embroidery and a zipper.
The roof is stuffed; the base isn’t and forms the pouch for coins.

There are tons of permutations (yes I enjoyed math as a kid)…substitute knitting for crochet, fabric for yarn, hand felted instead of acrylic, etc.
If you make the base higher and insert a can you would have a cute container…
the roof would form the lid.

I’m thinking of making one that has no bottom and is unstuffed and larger and would fit over a teapot.
Voila….a teacosy.
Or make it smaller and pop it over a soft boiled egg to make an egg cosy
(how cute would that be!).

You can make it as simple or complicated as you like.
I hope it gives you ideas and please let me know what you think.


coltpixy said...

That is absolutely adorable! Makes me think of a thatched fairy cottage for some reason. I would love to have a tea pot cozy version of it for my little Japanese tea pot.

sukigirl said...

Thanks coltpixy...I was thinking about it and I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to adapt to a teapot. I think it would work best if the colour of the teapot is the same as the base.

Lynette Anderson said...

Absolutely love the cottage, so sweet. Maybe I need to re-learn how to crochet! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a message.

sukigirl said...

Thank you Lynette, I really enjoyed exploring your blog, especially your amazing quilting!

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