Friday, February 20, 2009

The good tea-set

Today I finished off a new tea set.


This is the "good tea set" , you know the one that only ever gets used when great Granny comes to tea. It lives in a special cupboard, never goes in the dishwasher and is always used at the table with a full set of cutlery. It holds dainty cakes and gourmet meals. It is home to Christmas dinners and starchy, over-rich puddings.



This one is the regular everyday tea-set that the normal folk get to eat off. It is just as happy on the table as it is on your knees in front of the telly. It is happy to hold your dinner, your snacks and your hot-chip sandwiches dripping with sauce.
With the gorgeous and gracious help of Miss Precision (seriously this woman's workmanship cannot be questioned can it Nikki?), this pattern will be available at the Stitches and Craft show in a few weeks. For people who can't make it , the pattern will go into my very neglected Etsy shop just as soon as I have had a little post-show sleep or two.
Right now I am thinking , that maybe those numerous attempts were worth it after all.

104 comments:

  1. jodie they are both gorgeous...
    i think your attempts were well worth it...
    this pattern will be a must....and i think you really will be flooded with offers to put it into a book...
    they are both divine...

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  2. oh Jodie, they are fabulous! Can't wait to get my hands on that pattern!

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  3. Those numerous attempts sure were worth it!!! I love your Everyday Tea-set...it looks so happy!!! Cathy

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  4. Ohh my word they are stunning tea sets. Will you think me strange if I say I prefer the every day set? I would worry about using the good one - in case something happened to it - like one of my kids taking a fancy to it and it disappearing on me....vbg. Your patterns are going to be such a success. Well done.

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  5. These are just so much fun! I so wish I could come and see all your lovely work and ideas at the show - bit far from Lancashire though!

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  6. Love them!! Especially the everyday set.

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  7. Jodie, how VERY talented you are!!! I love your teapots, cups and saucers!

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  8. They were definitely worth it!

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  9. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous :)

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  10. Yummy,Delicious,Touchable,Wantable!
    :-)xxLiz

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  11. Ah yes - how would we ever get by without Lara's kind-yet-critical eye for details and her amazingly skilled workmanship? Poor thing must be as the EXHIBITORS for this show....

    I'm trying not to count the days (she says, still in the studio at 9.15pm on a Friday night.... sewing machine and two computers going.... printing, sewing... pressing... writing.. ummmm....checking bloglines from time to time..?).

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  12. I meant to say Lara must be as "STRESSED" ..... so who's stressed now?

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  13. They are fantabulous Jodie! And now I'm off to check out Miss Precision! x

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  14. Yes, the 'good set' looks fit for mother in law visits and posh friends, whilst the everyday set looks like it would be perfectly at home at the Mad Hatters Tea Party. I lurve them both!

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  15. They both look fantastic, can't wait for the pattern

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  16. They are both INCREDIBLE!!!! Can't wait to see the pattern - and the book of course, I mean, you will be starting to write it this weekend won't you??????!!!!!

    Locket xxx

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  17. Just gorgeous Jodie. You are amazing.

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  18. my goodness ...what beautiful tea set for Grannie you have
    well done

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  19. OMG Jodie! These are wonderful. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for the pattern for sure :)

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  20. I want the Alexander Henry one please - you made it for me didn't you? I might even fly to Australia for the show to get my grubby little mits on it, I love it THAT much.

    As usual - stunning pieces of art Jodie - although to be honest, I expect nothing less :o)

    Monda
    x

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  21. They are so much fun and just so beautiful. Can't wait to see them in the piece at the show.

    Now, will you slap me if I ask where the sugar bowl and creamer are? :)

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  22. Cute. Very, very cute!!!
    Sugar bowl and creamer I hear Hoppo Bumpo say! What a fabulous idea.
    Great work as always Jodie! :-)

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  23. DEFINITELY WORTH IT! I'd like to come have tea at your house. :o) Amazingly cute.

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  24. how very lovely, whimsical and fun!

    i'd love to make a set for my little girl! i'll be watching for the pattern.

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  25. fabulous.. but as I'm not really a tea drinker (we I did start out that way, heaps of sugar, gallons of milk and very little tea) I'm not onto the more hardend caffienated drink of choice.. coffee.. so I demand you do coffee cups next.. a lovely little espresso cup! *wink*

    they are really georgeous.. what was the final toll for broken tea cups? *lol*

    my word verification is "cheste" do you think its trying to say something to me? *is odd and quite happy about it mostly*

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  26. Seriously stunning you clever, clever lady. i love the best one... my Mum was given a tea set by my Great Grandma to have when she came round for tea because she would only drink tea out of real china! It's funny because she wasn't rich, or posh, she was just proper!!
    Good luck with the pattern.

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  27. Coming out of the lurkdom to say OMG! I LOVE this! I can hardly wait to get the pattern. It's wonderful.

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  28. just adorable! i'll be waiting for the pattern too for my grand daughter!! thanks

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  29. Can't wait to get this pattern! What a fun way to have a teaparty... and no spilling!

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  30. oh man! you never cease to amaze.

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  31. WOW JODIE! These are really really great! Love it so very much!

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  32. They are so much fun... and perfect with a plate of knitted cakes!

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  33. Oh hurrah!
    I've been wishing for a tea set like that. The dread of going through my own numerous attempts has kept my wish from fulfillment. Way to come to the rescue!

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  34. Those are so cute! When you put the pattern in your Etsy shop please mention it in your blog. I'll buy the pattern for sure.

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  35. wow, all i can say is wow. those sets are truly amazing. just beautiful work.
    barbara brown

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  36. Lovely!! I especially like the first one.

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  37. Jodster
    I was thinking of you this morning.. I am off to the crafty fair this morning and thought 'oh jodster gotta be #$%##% bricks by now'.. you got a outhouse happening or a mcmansion???
    keep up the goodwork.. I love the everyday tea set by the way.. we dont have a 'good tea set' here.. the kids killed it.. or was it the cat??

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  38. I'm almost speechless. This is so precious, yet practical and beautiful. I love it!

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  39. These are incredible. I can't believe you did these yourself! Very cute, would be a perfect gift for my aunt the teapot collector.

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  40. i'd be willing to fight for that alexander henry set...do you really think i could make these? how good a seamstress do i need to be? i want to make one, i really do!

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  41. Wow they are fantastic! Very very very cool... Well done.

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  42. Right, put the kettle on then! Let's have a cuppa!!!! ;-))

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  43. Holy cow! You are amazing. I'd love to have tea with either of these sets.

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  44. Wow, those are simply fantastic.

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  45. Your tea sets are wonderful. I would love to have one. I am glad you are going to have a pattern available.

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  46. Oh yay, all done and looking absolutely FANTASTIC! And Jodie, you are too kind - you haven't really examined mine in close-up yet.

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  47. sooooooooooooo cute!!! I LOVE them both!

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  48. Wow! These are great, Jodie. Can I come over for a cuppa? ;o)

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  49. Hmmm, I think some little crafty tea cakes would be a delightful addition. Nicely done, Miss Jodie!

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  50. I love the tea sets! But I'm sure if I bought the pattern and followed it ever so closely, I would never be able to make them as well as you. But you do inspire me to try!

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  51. Love the tea sets...very posh and very everyday....gorgeous.
    cheers Julz

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  52. I love them both! Just look like the ral thing.

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  53. yes, well they also look like the real thing too.

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  54. WOW I am speechless Jodie, both sets are incredible and both sets are adorable!! love them sooo much! What a clever lady you are!!

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  55. Hi Jodie - love the "ggod" tea set and the everyday one! Lara did an amazing job with your pattern. Hope you are sleeping.....
    Kathryn.

    P.S. I need to ask you about something....don't stress!

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  56. They are so beautiful. Thank you for making something happy. It's been a challenging week.

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  57. Simply amazing Jodie!!!
    That pattern is destined to be popular.

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  58. The "for good" set for me. I love it.

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  59. Oh my goodness Jodie - both tea sets are stunning!! That birdie fabric is perfect for Granny's posh tea set.

    Well worth all those other attempts :-)

    xxx

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  60. OK, I must have a pattern! Very cool sets, plus I'm too lazy to figure it out myself.

    Also, your selvage items are very inspiring! Take care, Carla

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  61. They're both fabulous - the birdy set would have been called the 'best' set by my Gran and I love it, but there's something especially gorgeous about the everyday set - I think it's my favourite. Emma x

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  62. I just discovered your blog and love these, and just about everything on your site. Beautiful work and great (funny) posts. Adding you to my reader.

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  63. Wow, these are so super cute. I would love to make a set, I'll watch for your pattern to come out soon.

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  64. it would be hard to choose which one to enjoy for teatime. they are both so wonderful!

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  65. Very lovely indeed-congratulations on getting your pattern just right!

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  66. The white set is absolutely gorgeous and I would love to own it, if I only could :P. I just found your blog and LOVE reading it; I love your sense of humor. And the frock--faint! Thanks for such a fun blog.

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  67. That is absolutely AMAZING!!! You are so creative and talented!! I'm stunned... they are gorgeous!!
    I have a feeling I will be making some for my mum when I show her this!

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  68. This is so so gorgeous. Just perfect to bring out when hosting a tea party with all the trimmings!

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  69. OH WOW super adorable! The perseverance has paid off in loads!

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  70. ciao.
    your blog and your work are ..FANTASTIC..
    sorry for my english..
    ciao
    ciao
    annapaola Italy

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  71. How do you do it! Your creations are seriously fabulous and fun> I'd love to spend time in your head to see those creative juices flowing. Well done!

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  72. Fabulous. Well done for such tenacity and perserverance, they look awsome!

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  73. Oh my, Jodie! They are absolutely adorable! And I am a lucky owner of a red and white polka dotted tea-cup!

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  74. What a fantastic idea!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!

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  75. Just love the teaset. They will be a must have pattern. I'm in Brisbane, so I'll have to be patient until after the show

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  76. Gorgeous! I have so many fabrics that would be perfect for this!

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  77. I am quite partial to little birdies, it would have a special place to be displayed and protected from my critters. Ella kitty love to steal little stuffies and run off with them.

    The every day set would cure the blues on the even the dreariest day! Do love both!!!

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  78. Oh Jodie I need when of those patterns. I just bought some Of Timeless Treasures TeaPot fabric line. I think I have some of each design in the line.
    Janie in MO

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  79. Jodie, this is absolutely amazing! They look awesome! Love your work. :)

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  80. Love Love LOVE them both but the everyday one really speaks to me!

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  81. Please do make lots of copies of that pattern for the Etsy shop. I'd love to make that tea set.
    Anna S.

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  82. Jodie you are killing me here. I will definately make this. How could I not? I love it.

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  83. Your work is amazing and so inspired! Congrats! I'll be back:)

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  84. Hi Jodie,
    I came by from Stehpanie's blog and had to tell you this is the cutest set. Can't wait for the pattern.
    Keep Stitchen'
    Bonnie

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  85. How beautiful. I can not wait to get my hands on this divine pattern.

    Happy stitching,
    Sheila

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  86. Great work I added you to my teapot blog teapotsteapotsteapots
    All good wishes

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  87. You had me at Starling. lol. I LOVE that fabric from Alexander Henry and it just sparkles in that tea set. I have to have this tea set, it is totally calling my name!!!!!

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  88. you arer so clever, I will be at the Stitches and Craft show YAY!

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  89. Hi Jodie. I love it. I'll be checking your etsy shop...and hopefully you ship to Canada. Good luck with market.

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  90. Both of your tea sets are gorgeous!!! Love them! So special!
    I really wanna make these, and hopefully I'll get to buy the pattern. Have a lovely week end:o)

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  91. Your tea sets are soooo adorable! Great, great, great job.

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it.

    Shannon

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  92. I love it!they are so beautifull.

    Antonie

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  93. oh, these are just too divine! I love all your stuff, Jodie ...

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  94. PLEASE don't make me wait TOOOOOOOO long for the pattern! PLEASE and thankyou

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  95. Wow Jodie, can't wait to see these at the show! And the selvedge things!

    Allison x

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  96. I am loving the everday tea set. That is wonderful and I love the colors.

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  97. Oooh! Want, want, want!!! Ahem. I mean, I would like please and thank you very much ever so.

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  98. Have a look this tea set is sooo quaint and pretty. i want to buy this type tea set for my new office. thank you for shearing post.

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Hellloooooo !!!!