Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tatting Tea Tuesday 11/10/09

Last week I was following links related to my interest in embroidery. I know I've mentioned a few times that I was itchin' to sew or to embroider. I'm not sure why as I'm not particularly skilled at embroidery but I SO want to be!

I had followed a link on Needlework News at Craft Gossip to Mimi Kirchner's doll blog. She featured a post about Salley Mavor and her stitched illustrations which are beautifully done. What led me to explore more on Mimi's blog was that I just happened to catch sight of her "tiny worlds", miniature landscapes in a teacup!

Wouldn't it be fun to think up tatted embellishments for a teacup landscape? I can imagine Martha's little tatted teaset fitting on this perfectly, can't you?

Aren't they adorable? You can see more of her work in her Etsy shop which is here!

I forgot I bought this cup & saucer with a gold spoon a few weeks ago! I'd just posted a TTT post and thought I would save it for the following week and then I forgot! Yep, it's a thrift shop find and I got 15% off to boot because I'm a "senior". LOL! I never remember to ask for a discount but the lady before me did so I asked how old you have to be to get it. She said she thought it was 57 and before she even said the number I told her I was 60. Her eyes got big and she said, "You look good!" Well, that certainly perked up my day! I don't generally talk much about age because I think we condition ourselves to believe in aging in detrimental ways so I just avoid the conversations.

Well, time to find some scones and sit back and tat!


  1. Isn't it amazing that there are so many talented people in the world with so many ideas? I can't wait to see what you decide on for a tea cup landscape!

  2. Aren't Mimi's tiny worlds incredible? Mimi teaches the techniques in workshops! Can you imagine sitting with her and making one of these adorable scenes. My dream vacation.

    LOVE the idea of adding tatting, btw.


  3. What delightful teacup scenery! You always find such charming things to post about on TTT. Thanks for sharing!

    Now that you mentioned scones I have to add them to MY TTT endeavors today. A yummy treat!

  4. Awwwwwwww, those are just so sweet!! I'll look forward to seeing yours!

  5. Those are SO CUTE! Wouldn't it be sweet to have a little Christmas teacup village?
    :) Ann


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