Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cups and Saucers

You guys know Lisa, right?  Good!  For those you who don't, she's a fellow CA crafty lady who can stitch with the best of them.  When she's not stitching and scootin' around on her bright red Vespa, she's an expert on all things tea.  Talk about a Renaissance woman!

Anyhoo, I wanted to make her a little something, just because she's great.  I started something a long time ago, using the same materials, but Boris had other plans for that.  Grrrr, that cat!  I'd glare at him now, but it's been too long and he's much too cute.  Second time around, even with the same materials, I went in a whole new direction.  And I must say, his destruction was a blessing in disguise, because I think it screams, "LISA!!!"

It's not perfect, but I still loved the results.  Behold, "Cups and Saucers."

I also loved that everything came from my stash.  The vintage flannel I used to make the circles is one of my favorite finds ever.  I wrapped the whole thing with some vintage trim to finish it off, popped in the mail and off it went to Lisa Land!  It has made it to it's forever home and lives on the wall of her crafty room.  Yay!  I can't think of a better place for it.

Want to know a secret?  Each cup has a permanent smile built in!  The way I stitched the ridges on the bottom of the cup inadvertently made them perma-happy.  This is what they look like on the backside.
Back 1

The piece is mounted on a painter's canvas though, so you can't see 'em.  That's why it's a secret!

Well, that's it for now, my computer time is just about up for the day.  Less computer equals a more productive Jackson.  Besides, all this talk of Lisa and happy cups has me thinking it's time for a spot of tea.  Have a craftastic day!


Lisa Leggett said...

!!!!YAY!!!! Jacquie, I can not tell you how much I love this, I seriously squealed, yes, squealed when I opened my package! And wow, what a package! I literally was stopped in my tracks with a reverent "Whoa!" when I saw it on the porch! SOO much goodness in there! Your stitchery *is* perfect in every way! I love all the different flannels and I'm so glad you shared the secret smilies :)
Love, love, love!!

Jill said...

Wow~ that is soooo cute! So perfect for Lisa's playroom/studio. (I can't wait to see it in person!) I love everything about it, even the edging. It's no wonder Lisa's always said great things about your work!

MafiosaGrrl said...

Lisa! I'm glad you liked it. It's so much different that what i normally make so I was a little worried at first. But then the more I worked on it, the more it knew it was you!

Jill, you are too kind! You've got me blushing over here :) Thank you very much.