Monday, September 17, 2012

Fun with Dots on Dots!!!

I'm going Dotty!!!  Anyone want to go with me :*D


Today is my day to share my block !  

I had a TON of polka dotty fabrics to choose from when I started planning my block.  I actually didn't realize I had that many different dot fabrics until I started pulling them all :*)  LOL!!!


Just a sample of what I pulled !!!

I gave a hint in THIS POST about some of the fabrics I was thinking about using for the block.  And you'll be happy to know that I used almost all of those fabrics to make these CUTE little teapots :*)



I'm calling it A Spot of Tea.  How's that for a catchy title, huh???

I found this wonderful paper-pieced teapot pattern on Craftsy and HAD TO HAVE IT!!!  It is so sweet and just perfect for letting me play in lots and lots of my dotty fabrics =^..^=  (The corners are square, it is just the way I had to pin it to the frame because I didn't have time to make a hanging tube!)

And of course, four teapots are always better than one, right?!?  

Each teapot was a challenge because I fussy-cut the main motifs to fit perfectly in the centers.
It had been quite a while since I had done that, but I think they turned out pretty nice.  
Let me know if you would be interested in learning how to do that, and I'll put together a tutorial post :*)

No, I was not drinking anything alcoholic when I took this picture!!!   :*)




There's even a sweet red & white polka dot heart button in the middle!!! *swoon!*


I had fun finding cute places to photograph my new quilt ....



What did that cup say again????


Yep!  That's what I thought!!!  ***hehehehe***

I hope you have enjoyed my totally hot and spotty, polka-dotty block! =^..^= 
I really had planned to do a couple more, but time got away from me.  
You all know how that is, I'm sure :*)
If you're new to A Quilt and A Prayer, I'd like to invite you to follow along =^..^=

I'm sending much LOVE & APPRECIATION to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for all the fun blog hops she has been putting together for us!!!  And she has a lot more planned too, so go on over to see what she's cooking up next :*)  And a huge thanks to Corrie at Quilt Taffy who has been our cheerleader for the Dots on Dots Hop!  What a huge job, and these ladies have handled everything beautifully!

Don't forget to go give some love to these other wonderful bloggers who are also sharing their blocks today too, okay?

September 17th

Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
=^..^=

130 comments:

  1. I love your dotty teapots, so original.Thank you for sharing.I am a loyal follower

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  2. Love your teapots! And you CAN add something to tea as well, so I'm having doubts about the cherries! Tipsy Tea....

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  3. Hi, your teapots are soo cute! I think I will save the link to the pattern ;)

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  4. Your teapots hit the spot, just like a good cup of tea! They are absolutely adorable.

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  5. What a beautiful block, I love tea and teapots! Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  6. I love tea and your teapots, how cute they are! Thanks for the great blog, I enjoyed reading it.

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  7. Your teapots are so cute! This blog hop is so much fun. Thanks for participating!

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  8. I love your teapots. They are sew wonderful.And I am a follower now.
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  9. Wow! You do have a lot of dots fabric. Your teapots are so cute and I love the fussy cuts. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Beautiful blocks, beautiful fussy cutting, beautiful photos. Love the little kitty head popping up from the mug! You did an awesome job of paper piecing. The black background is fabulous for those tea pots! Debby

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  11. Those are absolutely the cutest teapots ever. Thanks for the close up of each one. Paper piecing still scares me, but I might be tempted to try it with these. Love the fussy cut centers.

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  12. Your teapots are just adorable! What a sweet little quilt, and it looks like you already found the perfect spot for it. Those fussy cut centers are great.

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  13. Great use of dots. Love it. Could you tell me how you made the links for the other participants line up sp well? I struggle with that.

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  14. Absolutely adorable , love your teapots and your fabric choices.

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  15. I am ready for a cuppa. :) Your fabric combos are just perfect. Great job. Love your mug too.

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  16. Love your project! Such a cheery little quilt!

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  17. Wonderful teapots, thanks for sharing!

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  18. I love your teapots! I've not seen a paper pieced one before and couldn't imagine it but this one is wonderful. And what a great idea to fussy cut the centers! blessings, marlene

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  19. Ohhhh goodness me , those coffee/teapots are perfect, I almost could not see anything else...except your beautifully captured setting too..most deserving of well you know...go and see....gorgeous my dear. Teresa...

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  20. Oh, this is so cute! What a job well done! I love it!

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  21. Adorable teapots! And awesome fabric choices! Great job!

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  22. The quilt is fantastic! and you do (sorry did) have a lot of dotty fabrics didnt you! what fun. I love your mug too - need one of those for my sewing buddies I think! thanks for sharing.

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  23. Wow, those are cute and I don't even drink tea! I love them!

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  24. I like the adorable teapots for a spot of tea! The polka dot button just tops off the teapot! Thanks for participating and sharing with fellow quilters.

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  25. Love, love these teapots and your use of fabric and colors is what puts it over the top. Wonderful and thanks from Judy C in NC

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  26. Rosemary B here:
    Good morning Teresa, your projects is super cute. LOVE the tea pots. My hubby is sitting here eating breakfast with me and he says he likes #2 and #4. I like them all :-)

    I def am not going to win... so I better go and stock up on more fabric.
    I have a couple of fabrics you have though :-D
    Your projects is amazing
    thanks for sharing. I am going to go and get that teapot pattern right now!

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  27. Your dotty teapots are adorable! Love the green and red one but they all are great. Love your mug too! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Awesome dotty teapots.Thanks for sharing!1

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  29. I am so jealous of your polka dot stash! Great job on the teapots - they are adorable!

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  30. Those are wonderfully cute! You should do a tutorial for us. Thanks in advance.

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  31. Okay sweet friend, I'm going to *gush* here for just a second ... your teapots are *darling*!!! You did a fabulous job with them! The extra effort that you put into fussy cutting the fabrics for your centers made such a sweet difference! I'd really like to know how you did that -- I happen to have that same pattern *grin*! :)

    Your dots look terrific, too -- I love how they compliment the other fabrics -- it's not so "in your face" dotty! GREAT job!!!! :)

    (ps -- English Breakfast is one of my favorites -- is it one of yours?) :)

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  32. Love the teapots!! What is the hanger thingy called? and where did you buy it?
    Cindy

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  33. I just love your little teapots!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  34. I love your block and your mug! Too funny! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I LOVE your little quilt!!! How fun! They are absolutely perfect with their little fussy cut motifs. You did a wonderful job!!!

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  36. I love those teapots and your "Spot of Tea" made me laugh.

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  37. Good morning Teresa...your tea/coffee pots are adorable....'A Spot of Tea' is the perfect title...you definitely deserve the 'Honorable Mention'. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration...almost makes me want to try paper piecing again. Great job, happy stitching!! Pauline

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  38. Love your teapots! You did a great job with the fussy cutting! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. These are so cute! You did a fabulous job. :)

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  40. OMG, that is such a great pattern, and you did a beautiful job fussy cutting and making each tea-pot special. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Lovely little teapots in such beautiful colors--very nice! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  42. They are wonderful. The fussy cutting was perfect for the centers. Super cute!

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  43. Wow Teresa, how beautiful! I knew your work would be awesome! Love the way you fussy cut the centers of the teapots and your paper piecing is perfect! The striped binding is so cute and the corners mitered perfectly!

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  44. Oh I love those teapots! I just made a teacup quilt recently. What is it about teacups and pots that are so sweet? I love your colors and the fussy centers. Great quilt!

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  45. Oh you did a wonderful job! I just love your teapots and the fabrics you used are perfect!

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  46. Now that is a super cute dotty block, Teresa. You, my friend, outdid yourself! Take a bow and give yourself a hearty pat on the back. Well done--extremely well done!!

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  47. Teresa-I love your teapot dots. The fabrics and color combinations you selected are fantastic. Thanks for sharing, from California.

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  48. The teapots are soooooo cute!! LOve them!!

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  49. This is absolutely adorable. Thanks for the pattern also.

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  50. So cute!!! I may have to make one for myself!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  51. Your little Teapots are so adorable. I love the colors you chose for each one and the fussy cut centers are so pretty. This would be so cute to hang in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing.

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  52. I absolutely love your teapots! I've got to try that! I'm a beginning quilter, so it looks like a bit of a challenge. BTW..I'm now following your blog, glad I found it.

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  53. They are adorable...And using the black background...perfect! Do you do Paper piecing a lot? I only learned how and it sure takes a lot of time and fabric. But the results are worth it. Thank you for sharing the lovely Tea Pots.

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  54. Love your dotty teapots! Nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Oh I love those teapots. I think you did a great job.

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  56. Your teapots are just the sweetest and your sense of humour awesome!! Thanks for brightening my day!!

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  57. That's alot of dotted fabrics, but they look so pretty. I LOVE your teapots quilt. I don't drink tea but I love teapots. Just something about them. I bought a book last year to make some teapot quilts but haven't gotten around to them. You're making me want to pull it out and start a new project.

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  58. These teapots are sooo cute! Your fabric choices and fussy cutting are great. My MIL is a tea drinker and she would love this.

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  59. Thank you for sharing! I especially love the 'cherry' teapot! Nice work!

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  60. Oh those dotty teapots! Just makes me want to make tea!

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  61. CUTE Tea Pots! I have been making Tea Cozys recently, This pattern would be perfect for one!

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  62. Love your teapots and would love to see a tut on how you fussy cut the fabric. The fabrics are perfect for teapots. Thanks for sharing.
    Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  63. Cute as can be ~ love the teapots and the fabrics are wonderful.
    Perfect composition for the photo.
    Love the cat in the cup!!!

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  64. You never cease to amaze! These dots are so cute. With the cherries, teapots, and dark background it has a Mary Engelbreit look to it. I have to make this one!

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  65. Those tea pots are sooooooooooooooooooooo adorable!!!

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  66. The teapots are darling. Great use of color and prints.

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  67. Your teapots are too cute!!! I'd love to know how to make them...I'm a follower so I'll be waiting for the tut!

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  68. Love the teapots. Been eying up that pattern on crafty for a while and am now convinced I should buy it.

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  69. As soon as I saw your teapots I was in love. I'm a tea drinker and will definitely be following up this pattern. Your work is beautiful.

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  70. This is so fab, I love it!! The fabrics are all perfect for teapots. It's making me want a cuppa...

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  71. Your teapots are really sweet, even sweeter with the fussy cutting! I have way more polka dot fabric than I even realized also! lol

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  72. I love your dotty pots! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.

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  73. Lovely spot of tea quilt. I recently did a tea quilt, too. You can view it here on my blog:
    http://speechnotrecognised.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/mrs-speechs-tea-time-tutorial-and.html

    Wishing you a good day from one tea lover to another!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  74. Love your "Spot of Tea". Sew cute.

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  75. Your quilt is just beautiful...love those teapots!! TFS

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  76. Love your teapots they are so cute.

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  77. Teresa, your blocks are great, and I love your little quilt!

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  78. Wow, what a nice collection of dots! And I love what you have done with them. Great teapots.

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  79. It is wonderful! Quirky and refined at the same time, if that is possible. Thanks for sharing!

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  80. That is fabulous! I LOVE the cute teapots. You did a great job!

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  81. I stopped by for Dots on Dots, but I just couldn't stop reading your other posts - your quilting is a feast for the eyes! You've got a new follower!

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  82. Woo hoo!!!!!!!! Fabulous! I looooooooooove them!
    xx

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  83. How cute is that?! I for one would love a tutorial,this would make a great present for my sis :)

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  84. Love your Dottie tea pots. Very imaginative. Wonderful collection of fabrics.

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  85. I will tell you that I am TOTALLY IMPRESSED with your project. I want your little quilt!! :) Love the teapot pattern and you did a fantastic job both with the fussy-cutting and your choice of fabrics. The button was perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Oh my heart! A spot of tea? Too cute. The quilt is delightful.

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  87. Such lovely dotty tea pots and love the name.

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  88. Love all your teapots!! LOVE the quilt!!! Thanks for sharing it, you did a grrrrreat job! :)

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  89. I'm a little teapot
    Short and Stout
    Here is my handle
    Here is my spout
    When I start to boil
    I just shout
    Tip me over
    And pour me out!!!
    Thanks for sharing, your teapots are awesome.

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  90. I saw that your sweet teapots received honorable mention, congratulations! (I wanted you to know that they were my Favorites!!!)
    :-}pokey

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  91. So awesome...it would look great in the kitchen!

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  92. The teapots are sew cute, well done and I'm a follower!

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  93. I love your teapot blocks. I am a collector of teapots and love the fabrics you chose to make this fun little quilt.

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  94. So cute, they are adorable! thanks for sharing them with us

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  95. Your Spots of Tea are simply stunning.

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  96. I just love your teapots. I would love to see a tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Your teapots are so adorable, and I love your coffee cup! I need to find one of those in my area! :) Beautiful work, especially with all the fussy cutting.

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  98. I love your dotty teapots! I'd love to try making some!

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  99. I love your teapot block and that coffee cup says it all.

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  100. A Spot of Tea-- the perfect name!! Love your teapots!! :-)

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  101. Teresa, your dotty teapots are delightful! What a beautiful mini quilt.

    Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of the hop!

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  102. OH my goodness--who knew teapots could be so adorable?! Great project, thanks for sharing!!

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  103. Beautiful quilt!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  104. So dotty cute! Love the teapots and the fabric is sweet. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texa

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  105. TEAPOTS!!!! I love Teapots!! Those are just sew cute! What a great job you did. The striped binding really sets it all off.

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  106. This is simply the cutest! I love these teapots.
    Great use of your fabrics and perfect fussy cutting!
    Thanks for sharing the pattern source, too.

    And I'm a new follower.
    Thanks for joining in the hop. Nice to meet you!

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  107. Teresa, your teapots are the cutest ever! I'm going to get that paper piecing pattern and make some of my own. Your blog is great - I love the scrappy pineapple blocks that you're working on. Inspiring me in that direction too!

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  108. That last comment was from me, Julie, not "Dad" my husband! He was signed into Google and I didn't realize it LOL!

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  110. These are adorable! And I don't even drink tea! Great job!

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  111. I love your teapots. I am saving alink to the pattern. Beautiful work!

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  112. Soooo Very cute!!! I love your work! I've started following your blog!

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  113. I love love love those teapots!!!! You just do the most beautiful work.

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