Who Am I to Judge?
Tea Pot Show 2009
Tea Cosy Competition
1st Prize - GerTea - by Christine
Judges ALWAYS say how hard it is to pick a winner, one that is obviously above the best.
But it WAS.
Who am I to judge anyway. I CALL myself the Queen of the Tea Cosies but...
Yes yes. There are all the criteria to follow. Execution. Colour. Design. Artistic merit. Wit.
But these are subjective things.
I mean really!
How is one to choose between the chook and the fat lady?
It has to be a matter of personal preference, surely.
And as I have a penchant for chooks... I went for the chook.
Glow Belle Warming - the name alone deserved special attention.
As luck would have it - these two cosies were both made by Christine, so it was a win win.
Christine told me she has a 'charmed life'. She spends every waking moment creating beautiful things; sewing (mostly dolls), knitting, crochet, beading.
Ah! The power of self expression. The joy in making stuff. Colourful, artful, funny STUFF.
Christine received $150 for her efforts.
And then there was this.
Don't be fooled.
Mary's Something Citrus SEEMS small and unassuming but it has hidden attributes.
It is reversible knitted with a chenille type yarn 'other' side, also appliqued with knitted fruit.
I think (I can't be sure) that the top removable flap is so that one can refill the pot with hot water without removing the cosy.
AND it is thickly padded.
Now THAT is dedication to HOT tea.
For these things, Mary received a Highly Commended - a signed copy of Wild Tea Cosies. (I know. I know. I can't help myself!)
Mieke's .... hmmm .... I'm sorry Mieke. I don't have the name.
Now those of you who know Wild Tea Cosies will also know that the basis for this cosy design is Eddie Emu.
But Mieke has taken it to a whole new level. I love the whimsy.
Mieke is a very clever ceramic artist and won second place in the Functional Teapot category.
You can find her work here HERE
What I want to know is...
Why is Maleny filled with midgets!
(photo - moi on left. Mieke on right)