Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pillows and Teapots




This is my latest....I'm working on a hydrangea pillow design.  I'm trying to keep my colors faded and old looking, and I'm really loving working with a different color palette than my usual brights.  I have yet to finish the motif and hook the border.  I'm then planning on prodding the edges with deep purple/rose petals.  You know, I've lost count of how many pieces I've hooked over the past 5 or 6 years, but have never done a pillow.  I'm hoping it will be the first of 3 floral pillow designs I have dreamt up.


Moving on to teapots and tea cozies............



Notice my poor naked teapot to the left.  Well, I made a cup of tea yesterday morning.  After I poured it I decided to put my newly hooked tea cozy by Primitive Spirit (Karen Kahle) over my teapot for a sort of warming test drive.




It looks just too cute, but really wanting it to be functional.  About half hour later we had a visitor.  I asked him if he'd like a cup of tea, and he said, "I would love one".  Well, I was a bit worried that my water would have cooled too much by then, and I would need to make another pot.  But, YIPPEE, the water was still quite hot after being kept all tidy and warm in it's tea cozy.  I lined the cozy (as per directions from Karen) with a quilted muslin, so that's what did the trick.  I'm sure all that hooked wool didn't hurt.

Moving on.....once again I spent too much $$ at Teal's nursery this afternoon.  After planting my pots all morning, I went and bought more for hanging baskets....also found a gallon pot of Spanish Lavender with the most beautiful blooms.  I already have a few lavender plants, but not Spanish.  So.....I'm out the door with gloves and spade!  Have a fab weekend. xo

5 comments:

Mary said...

I love that tea cozy! I have a pattern for a knitted one that I made for my mom and my sister for Christmas that I loved - I want to make one for me now. I was going to respond to your comment to me but realized I didn't have your email address...

I have some cotton to knit wash clothes. I wanted to try new patterns and thought that would be the perfect way to learn the new stitches. There was a rug hooking pattern that I wanted to buy but the woman didn't have the pattern with her - so disappointed in that. It was a wonky circle of fish and I really liked it. I took her card so that I can place an order. Hopefully she will have it soon. I think I'll buy it as a kit if I can because I really loved her sample.

art spirit said...

Loving your beautiful pillow and wonderful tea cozy! Now I want to make one!
xoxo mary

Esther said...

I just found your blog. I love your work,colors...
and wonder would it be possible to use cotton fabric strips?to create those georgeous designs.
esther

Relyn said...

Hey, Marti told us about Jim's video. How wonderful! I missed you at Art Fest. I just miss you in general.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Just say "no" to naked tea pots!! It turned out so lovely!