TEA COSIES AND TEAPOTS
Once I knitted a strawberry
shaped tea cosy, then when I was at a dollshouse fair, I looked
for a matching teapot.
I discovered a whole range of teapots in the shape of fruit and vegetables. I bought two, because I liked them.
It was very nice to see the strawberry pot and cosy together. Then I knitted a matching cosy to go with the new garlic teapot.
And then I was hooked!
I ordered all the pots and started to knit matching cosies.
Meanwhile I had to find a place
to store them. I had my parents old tea cosy somewhere in
This seemed to be a nice place for the miniature pots.
|This is the old cosy.|
|First I pulled out the lining to see what was inside.|
|I made two boxes of cardboard and took some filling out so the boxes could be put inside.|
|A second box was made a little smaller to fit in the first.|
|In a patchwork shop I bought 3 matching pieces of fabric.|
|For the outside of the cosy I had a fun fabric with little teapots. The outside of the box is a plain dark red and the inside of the boxes is the same as the lining. The fabrics looked very nice together.|
It was a difficult job because
I had no idea whether I would succeed in making it.
But fortunately the weather was nice so I could do it in the garden.
On one side there are the fruit-and vegetable tea cosies and on the opposite side miscellaneous pots and cosies.
When I put the fruit and vegetable teapots on one side, the box was complete.
This is the opposite site of the box.
Here are the pictures.
|A racing car teapot and a garage tea cosy|
|English cottage tea cosies. But no matching pot found.|
|A Dutch cow-teapot and a Dutch farm cosy.|
|Yellow dotted teapot and yellow dotted cosy.|
|Blue flowered teapot with a little mouse and a blue flowered tea cosy with a little mouse!|
|A Chinese teapot with a Chinese girl tea cosy.|
|Here are a lighthouse teapot and a boat tea cosy.|
|A farmers cart teapot and a haystack tea cosy.|
teapot is in the shape of an old
I knitted her skirt from shiny rayon and
multicolored metallic thread.
After that I embroidered the front with
a cute mushroom shaped teapot?
The lid is a ladybug.
I knitted a ladybug for the teacosie with eyes and feelers.
|This is a nice teapot with matching teacosie.|
Brijl made this lovely 1001- night fairy tale teapot for
To keep the atmosphere I knitted the teacosie in silk and gold.
|Will the snowman teapot be happy with this nice warm teacosie?|
|Aren't they both cute?|
the bear teacosie I thought:
I could knit a pig like that. And then the cow, rat, mouse and horse.
The zebra and giraffe were the last ones.
Now I have to search for matching teapots!
invited to go to the IGMA show in New York in April 2006 and sell
I asked Dieneke Boektje to paint some white teapots in Delft to match the teacosies I had
knitted especially for the show.
York I bought a Rabbit shaped teapot and an English cottage
Once I arrived home, I matched the pots with the two cosies I had already knitted.
|My collection grows and grows.......|
we swapped on the email group "Miniknittingandcrochet"
Susie Parker sent me this beautiful pink teacosy. And it fitted
in very well next to............................the wedding cake tea pot!
|For the 3
mice on the teapot I knitted a large
mouse to watch over them.
A friend gave me this parrot teapot
and I knitted
|In 2007 Wilma van
Elderen said to me: "I have a very nice teapot at home.
I will make that one in miniature; one for me and one for you".
I was thrilled. The miniature teapot she made was so lovely.
Then I knitted 2 matching teacosies in the shape of a hughe blueberry pie.
And we were both pleased.
|It took until the summer
of 2011 before I knitted
this boot-shaped teacosy.
Look at the face of Puss in Boot, she loves her new home!
Still in the mood I made this
|During the fair in Arnhem
in octobre 2012 I bought this
skull shaped teapot made from fimo.
As I had already designed a sweater with a skull it was
easy to knit this teacosy.
At the back is knitted RIP. I hope he is not laughing
too loud so he can rest in peace.
Centrum voor Handwerken 9-2-2002 / 29-6-2002
Westfriesmuseum in Hoorn 29 march - 19 september 2003
De 2 Marken Maarn 27 september 2003
Poppenhuismuseum Heesch 5-7 / 31 - 11 - 2004
Articles about these tea cosies:
P&M nr 61 october 2002