My Mom doesn't have internet, so she never sees my blog or anything else I do online. Sometimes this is a good thing, like when I post pictures of SUUUUPPEER SEEECRET presents for her.
I've always wanted to take my Mom to a proper high tea as a gift for Mother's Day or her birthday, but the one time I found a place and made reservations, something went wrong and foiled our plans, and we never got to go. Once I moved to Indiana and started making ceramics, I vowed to get good enough to make my Mom a little tea set. I've had to put it off every year because I suck SO HARD at making teapots. But this year I finally got it.
My Mom loves anything to do with cats, especially if they have enormous eyes. Does the cup look familiar? I got inspired by that Hello Kitty Sake set. There's also a little warmer for under the teapot that she can put a tealight candle in to keep her tea warm, and some Japanese Cherry green tea from the local tea shop (it's not English tea, I know, but it's REALLY good stuff, and she likes green tea).
I haven't fired this yet because I was dragging my feet making it (as I do with everything), and I was sure it was going to crack or explode, or my handle was going to fall off, or something. KNOCK ON WOOD! I know today is Mother's Day, but we're celebrating Mother's Day next weekend while I'm home in New Orleans for a long weekend.
Wish this little set luck! It's a long time in the making, and it needs to make it home.