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Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother's Day

Those of you who know me, or who have watched the video on my web site, know that I am a tea drinker. When I was growing up, my sisters and I would buy bone china tea cups for my mother for her birthday or Mother’s Day; today I proudly display her tea cup collection in my home. Over the years, my mother and I shared many cups of tea . . . I even managed to find a McCormack teapot like the one she had when we were growing up. (She sent away for it and told me it cost her $1.25). Today, my mother (who is 87) and I still share many cups of tea, but now it is usually over the phone. She lives in a beautiful assisted living center in Florida near one of my sisters, and I live here in Connecticut. We always give each other tea related gifts; in fact, that is what inspired me to make the quilled tea cup featured on the website and here on the blog. This year I am going to get to have tea in person with her in Florida, but I still decided her Mother’s Day card should be tea related. Here are the directions in case you would like to make one.

I started with a Pink card since that is her favorite color. I trimmed the card to exactly 4”x5” so I could use the Quilted Corners combo corner/border punch on it. I cut a piece of light green parchment paper and attached it behind the cover of the card to make the scallop show. Then I quilled a little white teapot. I used two full strips which I rolled together and then formed in to an eccentric circle for the body of the pot. I used a 12” strip to make the half circle for the base. A 12” shaped marquise made the spout, and a 6” open S-scroll made the handle. You will notice I made one side of the S-scroll larger than the other. I then made a 6’ crescent for the top of the pot and flattened a 3” tight roll for the handle.

The flowers in the bottom corner are made with a tiny heart punch. I put a drop of tacky glue on a ¼” hole punch and then fold and arrange the tiny hearts. Once they were dry, I arranged them with a couple of small leaves. I don’t make very many punch flowers, but I love these because they are so delicate. i do have an instruction sheet that includes directions for the little flowers. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!


Helen said...


chillin with Quillin said...

ITs adorable, your Mother will love it I'm sure.I used to have coffee with my Mom, what a special moments and memories to have!

Kasia Kaniewska said...

Hi! I just watched your video on youtube, have a look at all those postcards that you got from people all over the world and I promised myself that I will send you one, made by me. And that's a promise :) I just purchased some quilling supplies and waiting for them. I'm really amazed with what can I do with just a piece of paper!

That's all for now - I'm going to read the blog from the very biggining.
Best regards!
Kasia from Poland

Teddie Seeley said...

Oh Pat! This is so beautiful.

Thank you for sharing.


The meanderings of a history hound said...

i saw that you live in CT. I do too.

The Indoor Flea Market in Plainville often has very nice tea cups and tea sets. You should check it out.

I go there for tools. I am a vintage tool freak because i do a lot of leather working.

Fairy Cardmaker said...

I used to share tea with my mother too, over a (non-competitive, non-scoring) game of scrabble. It was fabulous on a rainy day.

Your teapot looks like it popped right out of Beauty and the Beast! Love it.

Beejooz said...

This is so simple and beautiful... Congratulations

kiddo said...

So beautiful and sweet! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

I love the little delicate flowers!