Saturday, October 8, 2011

my new favorite cup...

I stopped at a new Goodwill thrift shop yesterday and spent only 99¢. An Emma Bridgewater cup from England. I just love it. It even made my morning tea taste better.
Click on all the images for a closer view.

the inner rim says 'BLACK AND WHITE CAT'
Here are the latest pieces made for Karen Ruane's class that is nearing the end.

funky puff with lace and bead

more funky puffs and an attempt at making one with a cathedral window design
a new piece started to add to the others
Karen has a new class starting on Monday called Buttons and More. Check out the description here. Maybe you'd like to join in. I've signed up.

And finally, a new basket I made this week for a friend. I hope she will like it.

15 comments:

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Hey Ho--beautiful work and LOVE that cup--aren't thrifts just the cat's pajamas! I get my best stuff in thrifts, and it's a conscious consumers contribution to the art of reuse, as well, usually, supporting some cause (ones in my neighborhood variously support Aides services, City Opera, Cancer Cares and the Jewish home for the elderly, as well as good will and I don't know where those funds go other than to support training and jobs)

Chris Gray said...

...maybe we could "Tea together" this coming Tuesday?! :-))

Jeannie said...

Love the cup! Your buttons are wonderful and your friend will love the basket. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

karen said...

thanks Deanna! Your basket is fantastic...your friend will adore it and coincidence, I have an Emma Bridgewater biscuit tin!! Love her stuff....

Gina said...

I love GW and other such places! Sometimes I walk away with nothing but it's the little treasures like this that warm your heart and put a big smile on your face! I've told Karen I would like to be in the class aat the beginning of the year. I'm so looking forward to it and even setting aside some cloth even though I have no idea what I should be looking for. Anything that strikes my fancy is the rule of thumb for now! Pretty basket!

Notjustnat said...

Cool cup, nice cup does make the tea taste better. A good fine. Love your funky puffs as well. Glad you enjoy the workshop - Hugs Nat

MulticoloredPieces said...

Great buttons and I really like your new piece with those lovely old linens.
Thanks for posting the Make do and Mend video. Times were tough and the women still managed to find humor in it all. Very impressive. I've just posted on the parallel subject of accumulation and recycling, which seems to be a rather popular subject these days.
best, nadia

kaiteM said...

they're all so delicate and so attractive - the word pretty comes to mind as well but that's been hijacked lately. wonderful find with that cat cup.
and i went over to have a look at the next lesson on buttons this morning but forgot to come back again till now. cheers

Nancy said...

Deanna- Those funky puffs do look pretty - there I said it Ha!- and like they are small. Are they? They look tricky to make. The new piece looks good too, Wondering how it will evolve! The basket is charming, I'm sure it will be well-loved :)

woman with wings said...

Deanna, you've been very busy lately! Love the black & white cup, you can sip while you stitch magic thread! Your new projects are beautiful. What will you do with those puffs, I know they're embellishment, but on what kinds of things? Am going to check out the class, too, thanks!

Yvonne said...

I agree that tea tastes much better from a favourite cup! Those puffs are interesting - I like the lace frills.

handstories said...

lucky find! i have a little rose emma bridgewater bowl that i keep my tea bags in. it makes me so happy. what will you do with the pretty puffs?

Lis said...

99c for that mug is absolutely amazing.....it deserves its own mugrug don't you think?!!!

softlyspun said...

I cannot believe how much you have achieved in Karen's class in addition to everything else you are doing. That basket is lovely, lucky friend - she will love it!

liniecat said...

Cracking mug! Bargain lol
Your lovely little puffs look almost like cute lidded eyes!

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