Chairo, literally translated tea colour... do you know a lovelier way to describe the colour brown?
Today Risa has invited us all to join her for an all day long tea party. Until we can't really just switch places in a blink of an eye and come together just for a couple of hours to have some tea and talk I think this idea to virtually meet is pretty fabulous.
Thank you so much, Risa, for the invitation! And hello there!
Coincidentally this week my crafting was mostly about a crocheted beret in the most beautiful shades of chairo. You know I do appreciate a little itching when it comes to wool but unfortunately the degree of itchiness is slightly beyond sweet... but as the Japanese say gaman shimasu... I will try to bear it.
To get a little closer to my long fostered dream of walking dignified through freshly fallen snow, hands cuddling inside an elegant muff rather than running and sliding all the way and picking up snow for making snowballs I made this muff.
Ever since I got Denyse Schmidt's inspiring book QUILTS last year this muff was spinning in my head, so I finally gave it a try.
So much fun! This foundation technique is amazing. If you haven't tried it, go for it, it's really working and bringing good results. I combined heavy wools and velvet with a lovely Liberty, they just joined, no one complained.
In February we'll be heading for Hokkaido to have some days of snow and good, dry cold, the muff will be traveling, too. Let's see if he will make me walk.
I'd like to show you my teapot. It is from my grandmother. My mother had it for many years.
Not exactly what I like because roses are really no favourite flowers of mine, and it is chipped, but more than anything this teapot is memories to me.
The lid was lost some time ago which used to make me a bit sad. But when I broke my dear owl's teapot last year I tried to make the best of it and just let the lid from the broken pot cover my grandmother's lidless teapot.
It fit perfectly. And seeing it all together makes me happy everyday.
Take a wee chiffon tea cake, if you like.
I added a hint of cinnamon, not too much because the Darjeeling should make its way to your taste buds, too. It's fresh and heavenly fluffy. Must be since it's made with love because I have no electric mixer..... I looooove whipping egg whites ;-)
Hope you're not on a diet as you should try the cinnamon flavoured cream together with the cakes... it's milk stretched, quite harmless.
In my cup that is matching neither the pot nor the lid: an autumnal picked Darjeeling with sweet aroma, smoothy taste, all in a wonderful shade of chairo.
Jumping over to the tea party...