Monday, August 5, 2013

Teatime & Tissues

Recently I came across an old crochet pattern for a teapot tissue box cover, and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make one. The box is inserted on its side so the tissues come out of the spout!

The pattern is from the February/March 1982 issue of Annie's Pattern Club, if any of you have (or wish to look for) that magazine. This shows the PDF of the design I purchased online from an Etsy seller. I changed the colors up on mine from the original mauve and gold, which looks very "circa 1982," I think!

This took just a few hours to make, the spout was the only slightly tricky part, and I was so pleased with how it turned out. My mom wants one in yellow for a guest bathroom, only she wants crocheted roses in place of the word "TEA," and my aunt wants one for her pink and blue Victorian-decor bedroom. Guess I'll be crocheting teapot tissue covers for a while to come!

18 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! It is so cute. Can I sign up for you to make me one??? ;-)

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  2. Now THAT is adorable...and I like your colors so much better than the original. I think you could start a side business making these!

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  3. That is darling - how talented you are and "just a few hours"!

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  4. Seriously that is so danged cute - Angela you could make and sell them on Etsy for quite a lot, I should think.

    CUTE CUTE CUTE - never saw anything like it - perfect for the gals who love whimsey.

    You did an amazing job and it is much better than the picture of the original.

    WELL DONE and ADORABLE!!

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  5. You clever thing, you! I've never seen that! Perfect! Looks like you've got yourself a new career....lol!
    Ruth

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  6. Thanks Angela ,
    Off to esty to order this pattern What a great gift for my tea friends. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Oh my, I love this!!! My daughter crochet's so I will have to send her the link :)

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  8. I haven't picked up a crochet hook in years, but would like to try this pattern. Cute!

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  9. Now this is too cute!
    Good job!

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  10. This is so sweet and you can crochet too! Um, I missed the boat on sewing, knitting and crocheting. :-(
    Judith

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  11. Your crochet stitches are just perfect. I didn't know you were such a talented crochet-er. I am very impressed.

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  12. Your crochet stitches are just perfect. I didn't know you were such a talented crochet-er. I am very impressed.

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  13. I love this tissue holder. Too bad I never learned to crochet...

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  14. Now THAT is adorable...and that i much like your hues so much much better than the original. I believe start a new aspect company generating these! buy runescape gold

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  15. How pretty is this? Angela, you are a woman of many, many talents - thank you for sharing your ideas, history, recipes & traditions with us, Joanie

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  16. I can't wait to make one of these!! Mine will be pink with yellow letters. I know it will be a conversation piece with everyone that comes in my house!

    Mrs. B

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