Wet, chilly days like this make me think of sharing gossip and cups of hot chamomile or Darjeeling tea with a pal. Mollie Johanson at wildolive.blogspot.com designed this exceedingly simple and cute tea cozy, so that your tea stays as lively as your witty banter. All you need are 1/3 yard or so of outer fabric, lining, and cotton batting, along with felt scraps for the appliqué and embroidery floss to add detailing.

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