Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tea Time for Tammi

One of my long time friends, Tammi, had a birthday recently and I wanted to send a little something to her. I'd been thinking about it for a while and decided to send her some tea and maybe a teapot. Deciding on some yummy tea was easy but I never found just the right teapot. So, I decided to make a little something. I went through some patterns and pulled one of my favorite kinds of yarn from my stash, Sugar N Cream, and got started.

I made two doilies. One is big enough for a teapot and the other is coaster size for her teacup.

I started with the larger one and used the "8. Vanity Fair" pattern I used about a year ago as inspiration for another doily. I altered it a bit more on this one because I had less yarn and wanted to be sure I had enough.

I ended up with enough yarn left over to make a coaster. I used the "Kimberly's Flower Coaster" pattern that I've used in the past but I modified it so it would go with the larger one. I love the little points on both of them. And, I love their chunkiness.

I also sent her a little scrubber that I had made. It even matched the tea boxes! Maybe she'll use it to wash her teacups.

It wasn't a lot but it was made and sent with love. She called after she recieved it and said she really liked it. She lives a few states away and we've been talking about having tea together over some of our phone conversations. Oh...and, since her doilies are green, they'll also work for Christmas (they're a prettier, sage kind of green in person)! :-)


Sel and Poivre said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift - especially since you've spoken about "having tea together"!

Those doilies look very, very tricky though!

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

what a lovely gift!

KarenB said...

What a nice gift! It may not be big, but there was a lot of time put into it. It was a very thoughtful gift. Those are the best kind.

vicki said...

Seriously - you just whipped those beautiful little treasures right up? That is amazing - (I am totally jealous!) Your friend was thrilled I am sure - that is just the best and most thoughtful gift ever -