Saturday, July 27, 2013

What to do with bag that holds the tea bag????

I wanted to do something with the colorful, artsy tea bag holders......

 
My nephews helped me get the letters at Pat Catans.  The letter are pretty cheap.  I wish they were fatter, so that the tea bags could be seen better, but this was a start.  Maybe when I have a tea shop someday I will have bigger, fatter letters made for the wall.
 


I am an admitted tea snob, I really do not like most bagged teas.  However, I still like to try them and see if I might be wrong about the taste :)  In some cases I have been wrong, there are some good bagged teas out there.  As I have written in the past I like the tea in the sachets, I think that they have the best bagged tea flavor.  For me, loose leaf tea is where it is at.  But, I still find myself  trying the bag teas and wanting to keep the bag container.  I am the same way with the Chinese fortune cookie sayings too.  I have a container of tea bag containers and I had no idea what to do with them, then it hit me....deco podge them on letters.....









I love the way they turned out...but I guess I need to try more bagged tea. I need more bag containers.  I look at the bags and I can sometimes remember where I was when I drank that tea.  It is a giant artsy, memory piece for me.  I will hang them in my kitchen.
 
8/17/213 UPDATE....
 
I finally drank enough to tea to finish the sign
 






 My new tea sign goes great with my tea tins that border my kitchen cupboards!


 


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I will ship anywhere in the US.  Any one can enter, friends, family, co-workers, anyone!!  Enter on Facebook today!!!!

in honor of the New Prince of Cambridge!


 

Tea Cozy's for my tea cup....

you can see my cat was checking them out...
Okay I was on Etsy (see the link at the end of the blog) and I saw these ADORABLE  tea cozy's for cups with hot drink.  They range from $5-$18.  I thought I could make those for cheaper.  So, I went to my craft closet and pulled out some sweaters that I had felted in the past.  (Do you know what felting is?  You take a 100% wool sweater and wash it in the hottest water you can and then dry- it then can be cut and used for crafts and not fray)  I used to make purses out of felted sweaters.  I wanted to see if I had any spare material and I did, and even better I had the sleeves!!!  I cut the sleeves and then decorated then and slipped them on my Turvis Tumbler cups.  I found that the thinner the material the easier it was to hold in my hand.  Below, see what I made....







 This black one was my favorite.  And  I then found these cute buttons.  I also make rings, I had used these buttons to make rings.  But, I had a few left. I then took green string and went up and down to make it look like a stem.  I have decided I still want to try to knit one as well.

 http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?q=tea+cozy+cup+holder&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US&page=2

Here are ones I found on Etsy.....












Thursday, July 25, 2013

beautiful day for a cup of tea...OUTSIDE!

 INSIDE FOR TEA THIS MORNING????  Well, it is not very often will you hear me say in the summer that I want to go outside and have a cup of tea!  I am NOT a fan of summer and the heat.  However, this morning was cool and comfortable and perfect to be out enjoying a cup outside!!!!  My biggest dilemma is do I sit on the front porch .....



...or do I sit in the backyard??????

 

 

either place, I am enjoying a great cup of tea in my owl cup!!!!!