Hello my Dear Friends! Beautiful sunny Sunday – what could be better time for a lovely tea time!
I love tea cosies and tea pots! Long time they were ‘troubling’ my mind and many ideas were running around and not only for tea pots … other cosies may be on their way, too. But first thigs first and here you are brand new, happy and unique tea cosy or cozy …
What a fun project this was! I enjoyed making this patchwork and the little tea bag. I’m in fact a coffee person (really) but now I know what you or at least I, need to make a wonderful cup of tea! Yesterday I took all this …
Friend of mine brought me while ago this tea from Finland. I boild hot hot water, warmed my tea pot hot, add the tea and waited … then add Cretan honey (the most delicious and healthy) to my beautiful tea cup (treasure from my trip to England long time ago) and then poured this adorable tea to my cup … what an enjoyable tea time that was!
Because I have many dear friends from England and you are absolutely specialist for making tea, I would like to hear your tips! Do you have any practical tip how to empty those tea leaves from your tea pot? Jane at ‘Jane’s Journal’ from England was the only one who guessed in my last post what I was working on. 10 points and the parrot mark goes to Jane!
This wonderful tea I got, is from ‘Pentik’. I should have told you about Anu Pentik in spring when I returned from Finland but … any way … Anu Pentik is a Finnish artist and she has a gallery-shop in my town. It used to be in the next town but now all the next towns are together so it’s in my town. Anu Pentik started with ceramic but during the years she has made all kind of art and now the company is big with all kind of products! Have a look on her beautiful and colourful page HERE! (it is in English too).
In this beautiful shop there were two most sweet girls! So polite and helpful, happy and smiling! I asked if I could take photos for my blog and they were happy to hear that I live in Greece and write a blog. I’m so sorry girls, that I haven’t shown these photos before – I do hope you still sometimes visit my blog!
In Pentik collections you can find all kind of things: fabrics, decorations, bags, kitchen things, dishes …
This was a ‘dangerous’ place but because of the weight limit at the airplane, I was in ‘safe’.
When I was finding these photos, I saw that there are still many to share with you from my Finnish trip. So now and then I shall continue my Finnish posts. And here it is the Pentik gallery-shop from outside in very early spring.
Last weeks project was a tea cosy. Oh there is never enough time… I have so many things in my mind that I want and need to do. For example in no time there is the ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’! When I saw Amy’s first post about that, I didn’t realize what she ment because I couldn’t understand that’s it’s already time for that! And it’s 26.10. – 9.11.2012! Last year I made suddenly a quilt in one week to join the fun. It was ‘Orange Stones’quilt. Now I have the quilt quite ready, only the quilting is missing and the binding of course. So this afternoon I shall sit outside with Nero and Hanna and at least start to stitch all those butterflies!
I would love to keep this tea cosy for myself, but it is now in my TEJESARITA etsy shopbecause I want to make many more cosies! Bags has been asked and this week I planned new one. It’s almost ready and this bag has almost everything! Only few moments in the evening and it’s ready. Here you have a little sneaky peaky …
If you somehow happen to be out of inspiration or ideas, have a look ‘Quilt Inspiration’s’site and their Pinterest! There you have all the inspiration you need!
You find buttons for the Blogger’s Quilt Festivat and Quilt Inspiration from my sidelist!
Good morning dear Teje and the sun is shining here in the UK too. Your comment re my correct guess really made me smile. Those parrots caused quite a stir on my blog. What a really beautiful tea cosy you have made…I recognized the tea pot as I have a utensil pot made by the same firm! I loved your photos too from Finland, do share more. It is so interesting to see other parts of this wonderful world we live in. Happy Sunday, I am just about to make some tea with our lunch ;0)
It is too early here to know if the sun is going to shine this morning! That cozy is so lovely……am so in love with the color ‘gray’ and how it brings out the best in all other colors! Your quilting stitches enhance so perfectly…….enjoy your tea and I look forward to future creations!!! Hugs, Doreen
Everything which makes having a cup of tea more fun is always good and this cosy really adds some sun. It has such a warm look. Great job. And the little teabag is simply adorable.
Please share your pictures of Finland. Especially when they are of those special Finnish designers and their products. I really love that. Thank you.
Hello there Teje! I have just been catching up on your lovely blog posts. I have been so, so busy, there has been no time for blogging or knitting this last fortnight. I just adore your lovely tea cosy!!!!! What a clever idea! Yes, we Brits do like our tea, but I have to confess to using T-bags most of the time. My favourites are Earl Grey, Green Tea with Lemon and Earl Grey with Lavender. When we do use a teapot, I usually tip the tea leaves onto the garden. Have a great week. Ros
Thank you Ros! I use also t-bags and perhaps that’s why I don’t drink so much tea – with the tea pot it is so much better but then I’m lazy and make again coffee – shame on me! I like green tea with lemon or orange. Great tip to throw the used leaves to the garden! Lovely week to you, too! x Teje
Lovely tea pot and tea cosie. We make tea with a teabag, in a mug, bu I do have a small metal net ball for using with real tea. MIT opens so the tea goes in, so it is easy to empty again, I can send you one if you like ( if you want one, can you message me in case I forget t o come back here and check x x x
Your tea cosy is lovely Teje! and I especially like the teabag 🙂 Your hand quilting is just perfect 😀 I find it easier to get the leaves out of the teapot if you add about a cup of water and swirl the leaves. Then quickly tip the pot upside down before they stop swirling… repeat. Avis x
oh teje, that is the most adorable tea cozy i’ve ever seen! i love the quilting, and it must really work well to keep the tea warm. i love the embroidered words too, it’s so sweet. here i use loose leaf tea and my pot has a strainer in it. i add the used tea to our compost tin under the sink. when traveling though, i bring tea bags, it’s much easier. have a wonderful week dear! xoxo
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