My nearly-finished crazy quilt has been on my mind lately, and to finish up I need a few more embellishments. I decided to look for some tea-themed goodies on Etsy and came across the most delightful seller, a Judith Brainerd of Olympia, Washington, whose lace appliques are gorgeous and quite, quite affordable!
This teapot, which like all her laces she makes herself on her sewing machine one piece at a time, is 3-1/2 x 3-1/4 inches.
The teacup (with cute teabag!) is 3-1/4 x 2-3/4 inches. Each piece is just $1.99, which I think is a terrific price! I'm planning to use my appliques on a crazy quilt, and I plan to tea-dye them a soft ivory. But wouldn't these also be great framed individually, or stitched on a small pillow, or used in scrapbooking or embellishing a denim shirt, or maybe even canvas tennis shoes? I can think of lots of uses for these lace appliques. If you want some yourself, go here to visit Judith's shop on Etsy.