Friday, January 26, 2007


at my house, we drink a lot of tea. i took pottery classes when i was in college, and i made several tea pots while there, and then later, my daughter worked in a little tea shop in country village for a time, and so we got very into the little nice extras that go with 'having tea'. (that particular little tea shop is no longer there, but there are a couple others there.) some time soon, i will do a post on all my tea pots...i have some that are special to me.

this past week, i went about puttering with some designs for tea cosies, for i did not have any for any of my tea pots. these are two of the ideas i came up, with and made into working models.
i don't know yet if i am very happy with the larger one...i think it works o.k with this tea pot, but i have some with the handle on top, and it does not work at all for those. this smaller one, i think i like it pretty well. it has a tie on top that can be tightened, and it also keeps the lid on while pouring.
i don't think that there really can be a 'universal' cozy either. every teapot i have is very different! i know there are some that you just take off when you pour...i made one like that for my mom quite a while back now. it was like a little 'hat', and i made it of all kinds of little patches of satins and lace, crazy-quilt style. then i embroidered it too, like a crazy quilt. she really liked it. anyway, i kind of like the ones that you can leave on, but those seem a little more fussy to figure out. i know there are probably patterns for them out there already, but where's the fun in THAT!?! the funny thing was, when i was cutting into the material with the virgen de guadalupe...everytime i use that material for something, when i cut into it, it feels almost sacreligious! ahhh! can't cut off the head (arm, feet, etc.) of an icon! it's just so wrong!

8 comments:

oldround said...

I think you're onto a great thing. Very punk or something. Love them!

cinderelly said...

thanks! glad you visited!

Amanda Button said...

You have been turning out some awesome stuff lately, lovey! These are awesome!!!! What a great idea! LOVE the Guadalupe! :D

ButtercupElffly said...

PLEASE DO <--- MORE --- MORE.. You know I love to look and this is beautiful !!! With a captial "B"
Tess

jungle dream pagoda said...

clever cosys,I sooo would be the same way ,I would NEVER cut the arm intentionally off an icon,any icon,virg de guade,james dean,marylyn.

tlc illustration said...

Again - cool!

Which tea shop in Country Village DO you recommend? I haven't tried any of them. I always end up at Pappa's - with his yummy grilled-chicken sandwich and amazing hot chocolate....

mohairpink said...

That fabric on top is just fab. Please tell us where you got it! And the Virgin of Guadalupe - one can never go wrong with her. She just lights up the room

cinderelly said...

tara, i go to 'the peach tree bakery'for tea in country village. but i recently went to pappa's for the first time, and had the quiche...mmm, it was yummy, and so big i could not finish it all and had the rest for lunch the next day!
mohairpink, i agree with you on the virgen lighting up the room...i love her!