Friday, December 24, 2010

Crocheted teawares

Without really meaning to, I've had sort of a "homemade and handmade" theme going this week, so perhaps it's appropriate to end with a gift I made this year! I'd been wanting to try this crocheted teapot and teacup I found in Crochet Today magazine (November 2008). When I became "tea pals" with Karin in Turkey a few months ago and she sent a photo of her sweet daughter Talya, I knew this was what I wanted to make for her!

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the pattern was, especially the shell stitch on the body of the teapot.

The directions for both teapot and teacup were very well-written, and I especially appreciated tips on how to attach the handles. The magazine's tea set was made of a metallic silver thread, but I wanted something soft and pink that looked more like a little girl, so I used pink baby yarn instead.

Happily, the package arrived in Turkey this week, and Karin thoughtfully e-mailed a photo showing the tea set as Talya displayed it by her own little Christmas tree in her room! Can you even *imagine* how happy this made me? It is so much more fun to give than to receive, isn't it!

10 comments:

lwm said...

that's reallly cute

parTea lady said...

The crocheted teapot and teacup are really pretty - perfect in pink. It looks like Talya is enjoying having it displayed in her room.

Merry Christmas

sweetcakes said...

They're beautiful, Angela!

Marilyn said...

I do agree that it is more fun to give than receive. But I did enjoy receiving the little Peace teacup and JOY angel from you this holiday season. Thanks once more!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely story, Angela!
I like the display she set up.
Merry Christmas, Joanie

Cheryl said...

Hey there I have been looking for a pattern for a cute little teapot to crochet for my neices (I already have teacups, tarts, and cookies made).

Please and thank you :)
Cece
cabain0@gmail.com

SOUTHERN TOUCH CATERING, INC. said...

Angela, It brings tears to my eyes-the sweet and giving person you are. It's no wonder you are so blessed with so many friends. I hope that God blesses you this year so much more than you imagine.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Angela,
Your beautiful heart and your beautiful words, thank you

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Angela,

Your beautiful heart and your beautiful words thank you

Kathy Bo said...

so sweet!