It's Teapot Tuesday and this week we are thinking of Karin and her family. This card is going in the mail tomorrow.
This weeks story is all about Corin Corina. Miss Corin has organised a road trip for all her "quilting" friends in search of more quilting fabric. We teapotters have been asked to offer our assistance and keep track of everyones fabric stash (if they came to Australia, I think I could kick start their journey off very nicely). Anyway, back to the story. There has been a promise of tea and cookies, so I have bought the teapot!!
We were asked to bring quilting to the party in pastel colours. I used one of my favourite Prima papers - Annalee. I cut 1" squares with my Fiskars punch (my very first crafting tool), inked all the edges, adhered them to metalic cardstock and then set up my sewing machine to do all the stitching. Slight problem...I couldn't find the power cord to my machine. Don't you hate it when you have a huge tidy-up and then you can't find anything!!!
Being a resourceful teapotter I resorted to Plan B. In this instance, Plab B is a 01 light brown Micron pen and doing lots of little criss-crosses.
I had 42,000 attempts at drawing a teapot. The biggest problem was making it to fit in a 6" square envelope. It just fits (on an angle). I attached a small mountain fold card to the back of the teapot, so it sits up nicely and I can write a note.
I was going to hang a real teabag from the pot, but I thought some enthusiastic drug dog-in-training might get the wrong idea at customs. The pot still needed something extra so I turned to my much treasured box of stickles.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for looking.
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 GMT Views: 1003
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Where the corn is knee high by the 4th of July Posts: 17554
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 @ 4:23 AM
FABULOUS quilt card, Susie! Love the design and your faux stitching is the best! Your card is exactly what the Teaparty "ordered!" :) Funny ... you couldn't find the cord and I couldn't find the thread I wanted, so used what was on it. :)
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 10812
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 @ 7:47 PM
What an adorable and perfect t-pot for the party..will be constantly needing a refill....:0). I can see why you like your paper...I DO too...such soft but warm colors and so country style...you did a great job with this t-pot...made it sound so easy...I think your stickles adn your ribbon are a great touch...then you know me...any time something shiny is added I LOVE it...lol...;0)...TFS
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: September 11, 2009 Location: Vancouver BC Posts: 7318
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 @ 10:49 PM
I missed your gorgeous card first glance through the gallery, it must have been hiding at the bottom of a page. Come on.. I don't believe a self respecting Aussie had a problem drawing a teapot!!!!! Mind you Australia is probably like Canada, more people drink coffee than tea and most people just dump a bag in a cup and don't bother with the whole heat the pot and steep the tea. anyway, I digress... I love your teapot card.
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