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Tumblr is going crazy over these custom teapots

“Why don’t we make tea pots?”

That’s how two sisters found themselves on a strange and wonderful journey to the creation of the coolest fandom spinoff product you’re likely to see this year: the fandom teapot.

Eighteen months ago, Aubree Stephens and Ashley Lindsted decided to become wizards of the kiln. Or rather, Ashley did after Aubree voiced the desire to make a teapot while “half asleep.”

“I think she was joking,” Ashley told me via email, “but I loved the idea. She may have thought I was crazy for a while.”

There was just a little problem: they had utterly no experience. They’d never so much as molded a clay jar or glazed an urn. Oh, and they didn’t have a kiln, either.

But the sisters, who live in the picturesque Southern California town of Cherry Valley (population 6,362), didn’t let lack of resources stop them. They lucked out with a nearby estate sale where they bought a kiln for just $40. From there, they dove in.

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My DS9 latte cup from The Fandom Teapot got here AND IT DIDN’T BREAK IN TRANSIT THIS TIME!!! Featuring Tiny Sisko, Tiny Dax, Tiny Kira, Tiny Odo, Tiny Julian, and Tiny Garak, with special guest stars The Gorgeous Galaxy Between Garak and Bashir

Naturally, the first thing I did was fill it with espresso and attempt to make a latte (it’s a latte cup, after all), but I forgot that the only milk I had in the apartment was coconut milk, which doesn’t froth well. So it’s kind of more an espresso au lait. Then instead of drinking it, I put it in my Star Trek window to take pictures because that’s how I roll. 

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••¤(`×[¤ Our 221B Baker Street Set is Finished ¤]×´)¤••

We have had this set planned for a year and now it’s done… it doesn’t feel quite real (  ゚,_ゝ゚)

We already have plans to add either two new cups and/or a creamer and sugar set (Molly and Mary ^^) and a black and white version of the teapot, so you’ll have a lot of choices if you buy this set!

This set will be in the ‘Daintiest Thing Under a Bonnet Ball’ Auction that the BakerStreetBabes are hosting. So go bid on it! (Or just admire it from a distance ヽ(o`皿′o)ノ )

This set or pieces of this set will also be available in our Etsy store later in the year~~

Thank you to the BakerStreetBabes for including us in your auction! You guys are awesome!

And thank you to Taggianto, for letting us use her original design signatures!!

Yikes. Tagged by thefandomteapot! Here we go!

poet-tree-lines:

Tag Q and A

Rule 1: always post the rules


Rule 2: answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones


Rule 3: tag 11 people and link them to the post

1. What’s your favorite children’s movie?

mylifeisdotdotdot: oh my gosh….uhh….Spirited Away for sure. I watched that so many times when I was younger…….

2. Coffee or Tea?

mylifeisdotdotdot: ugh…that’s like asking me which one of my kids are my favorite….I don’t have kids……but…I cannot choose. I love them both.

3. Continent or Country you would like to travel to, but have not yet been?

I would love to go to Switzerland or Ukraine. I don’t know why Ukraine…but I want to go there. 

4. If you could speak any language other than your own, what would you choose?

French…

5. If you could be any plant, which would you be?

I would like to be a Venus Fly Trap.

6. Forever bald or forever naked?

Oh man. Forever naked for sure. Had I the confidence and it was socially acceptable I’d be naked all the time.

7. What is your dream profession?

Mega star on Broadway for suresies.

8. Favorite Sci-fi movie or TV show?

Battlestar Galactica or Star Trek or Merlin too..that’s kinda sci-fi-y.

9. Favorite real-life human being?

My sister and my brother. I know that’s two people who know how to get on my nerves, but I love them and I’m not the same without them.

10. Favorite superhero?

Thor

11. If you had to have one theme song follow you around for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan 

Okay, I guess my questions are these: 

1. If you had to choose one fandom to be part of what would you choose?

2. If you could re-experience reading a book for the first time, what would it be? 

3. Pick an instrument you wish you could be perfect at?

4. What is one thing you wish for people to stop asking you or assuming about you?

5. What are two things you love about yourself and why?

6. Are you part of the audience or are you performing?

7. Which Legend of Zelda game, (or video game in general) is your favorite? If you don’t like games, why?

8. Britney or Christina?

9. If you had to move out of the country and live somewhere else for 5 years, where would you go?

10. What is one thing you wish you could tell your 10 year old self?

11. What is one thing you regret doing or not doing?

11.

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One of the most complicated pieces from our 221B Baker Street set is now finished! *relieved sigh*

This will be included in the set we are sending to the Baker Street Babes for their “Daintiest Thing Under A Bonnet” auction for veterans (~OvO)~ SO FREAKING EXCITED

Haha, that cup took FOREVER. But it was worth it ^^ When it fires it should look gold, but we are keeping our fingers crossed because we never know what will happen with the kiln ^^;

The finished set is here :)

broodingsoul said:

7, 8, 17, 81

7. Did you make any resolutions for this year? What were they?

No, not really. I don’t really make resolutions. I actually hate New Years. I always get really depressed. I make more resolutions during the 4th of July fireworks, idk why >_>

8. Last 3 blogs on your dashboard, not including any of your own.

thefandomteapot, apackofhales, dorksanddarlings

17. Inspiration behind your blog title?

It’s “DJ Ease My Mind”, which is my favorite song from the Teen Wolf soundtracks. I love music, like music is my life, and i love the idea of music easing your mind. idk i’m doing a terrible job of explaining this lolol

81. What type of music do you like?

Mostly indie rock and alt-rock, but i like basically everything. in the last few yrs i’ve gotten into indie electro-rock. i also love 90s rock, piano and violin instrumental, new age, indie pop, classic rock, oldies, big band…i like eclectic weird stuff, and i scour music blogs for music a lot :D I JUST LOVE MUSIC

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The cups for the 221B Baker Street set are finished!  ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

and in honor of s3, here they are ^^

Along the way we kind of assigned characters for each of these cups~

In order from left to right they are: Moriarty, Lestrade, Sherlock, Watson, Hudson, and Mycroft

MUCH EXCITE

(Soon we will have professional photos of the entire set instead of our awkward improv photos >.<)

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AND DS9 IS FINISHED (☆。☆)

Whew! It was difficult but SO MUCH FUN ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ

Our first latte cup set and it fired wonderfully *sigh* I can’t decide what my favorite part is.

though it’s the station. definitely.

(side note: tomorrow is the last day of our giveaway! so enter if you haven’t. Two prizes, have a cup set of your very own ;)

 

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