First I made two large rectangles of patchwork for front and back, fussy cutting a mermaid for each side. Then I cut out my tea cozy pattern, and sewed them together. I lined it with a pink calico.
After the tea cozy was finished, I still felt like poo, so I started a project I could work on laying down in bed. Thanks to Jane Brocket and her book The Gentle Art of Stitching, I am now making one million yo-yos.