Tuesday, 24 July 2012

My Little Teahouse... Grand Opening

Grand Opening, or Bloggers Meet?!




Welcome to the Opening of My Little Teahouse... Architect designed by Red Brolly, and constructed lovingly & patiently by me...





As I've been sewing & stitching, I've been making up little stories about these women & what they do when they are not drinking tea & eating cupcakes at My Little Teahouse... what their names are... and more importantly, do they stitch?!

The inside of My Little Teahouse... a drawstring bag for holding the project... & plenty of handy pockets...

 
The drawstring bag fabric is covered in sundaes, cakes, ice cream, cheesecake... yum!


(Pic taken in my Sewing Cave Space)

The sides & base are kept firm by template plastic inserts...

I confess I had to consult a book on how to blanket stitch applique, I had forgotten how to!




Plenty of pockets for keeping things organised... 
and keeping Little Teahouse operating smoothly...



The heart pockets are for little scissors, needlebook... whatever small things...





The gorgeous lady in the wide-brimmed hat & glasses is my blogging friend Pam, as she loves to wear hats... if anyone would like to suggest names for any of the other ladies, please do... or even a 'new' name for My Little Teahouse itself...
... how about something like "Tea on Retreat"?... lol





The needle book is part of My Little Teahouse. I did my own version of it, making the back & lining with the same fabric, and stitching a piece of white felt inside...




Some of My Little Teahouse has been a bit of a challenge for me, but I'm pleased that I continued, & didn't just put it away to become yet another unfinished project. I've taught myself a few things, and kept in mind my Nan's wisdom that sewing is not only about the finished item, but how you improve your skills along the way of making it.



Naturally, My Little Teahouse also serves coffee & hot chocolate, and they cater for all tastes in sweet foods & also cold beverages. Social stitching sessions are held three times a week... if only!

Have a Tea-riffic Wednesday!



16 comments:

shez said...

OMG Anthea it is beautiful and your stitching perfect,lol,i want to start mine now,but i dont have time,lol,well done my friend.xx

Maria said...

You have done such a wonderful job on your stitchery projects. Love them all.

Karen said...

Nan is very wise and you should be very proud of your little teahouse. Spectacular!!!!!!

Jeanette said...

Looks fabulous. Well done. Hugs,

pamkennison said...

Hiya Anthea, wow it looks wonderful, and she really looks like me lol.....well when I wore glasses like those in the 70's hehehe. Well done its really beautiful, now I want to make one hugs xxxx

Sandi said...

Oh Anthea, Just beautiful...and I love the little story that goes with it...you can reserve a table for me at your little teahouse..lol and I will definitely be having something from the sweets menu..

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I am almost speachless Anthea, it is beautiful. Hugs

Cheryll said...

WOW oh WOW. This is the most beautiful tea house I've ever seen! I would meet you there any time! lol
Your workmanship is sensational.. you should be over the moon with this project! Well done!!! :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

OMG...WOW...oh Anthea, what a fantastic job....you must be so pleased with yourself...

shez said...

lol,Anthea i am the lady at the end sitting with Pam,having a lovely time.xx

red-brolly.com said...

Anthea-
Your blog is absolutely GORgeous!!!
I love it.
And your My little Teahouse is so beautiful!
It puts mine to shame. You are such a lovely sewer.
I'm so proud of what you've done!
Bronwyn...

katherine macwin said...

Its so beautiful! So many gorgeous photos of it too. I might just have to look out the psttern for this one.

Leanne said...

WOW Anthea, your tea house bag is so beautiful, You have done an amazing job. I find some Bronwyn Hayes patterns very hard to understand. You did a great job.

Susan said...

It looks great - Love that inside fabric - so appropriate - can I come and visit your teahouse too??

barb's creations said...

Love,Love,Love your tea house!! Well done :) Barb.
P.S: I think I might be the other glasses wearing gal on the left????

KAYLEE said...

Your "tea house" is gorgeous Anthea, what a great job you have done. I love it. It must feel so great to have finished this project.

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