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!