Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tea & Lace

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.

16 comments:

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Angela,
I can't wait to see your crazy quilt when it is completed. That must have been so much fun to create. What you found here will be perfect for your quilt!
Ruthie

Lavender Cottage said...

These are sweet, I received an lace angel made the same way for a tea exchange a couple of years ago.
I'm not sure what a crazy quilt is but know yours will have a tea theme.
Judith

Joy said...

How pretty! Thank you for sharing this find with us, I can think of several fun uses for these. They'll be just right on your crazy quilt, too.

Rosemary said...

These are simply perfect for your crazy quilt, and a myriad of other uses, too! Lovely!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Very cute and perfect for you!
Ruth

Marilyn said...

Nice lace pieces and definitely could be used for a lot of different things. Thanks for the recommendation.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Be very nice on a hand made tea towel as a gift, too - thanks for the heads up, Angela!

Also you seem to have a really strange comment, I got one of those the other day too - I deleted it....I have a funny feeling it is the beginning of potential bad stuff.

I hope you have a good firewall, I hope I have a good enough one, too.

Gram said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this. I just ordered some! Love them!!!

Beth Rang said...

Those are so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing them.

Beth Rang said...

Those are so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing them.

Bernideen said...

Can't wait to see the "creation"!!!!!

Bernideen said...

Just remembering: I have a lot of "worn" table cloths and those would work well to cover the holes!

Ginger said...

Can't wait to see your finished crazy quilt.

relevanttealeaf said...

BEAUTIFUL lace teapot and teacup! Trying to think what I could do with them! ;-) The seller at Etsy may be overrun with orders after your blog post! ;-) I'll anxiously await the revealing of your crazy quilt. March is National Quilting Month.

Anonymous said...

Love your post today, Angela! I'm thinking of all the possibilities...thanks too for providing the link. Joanie

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