Archives for Craf-tea

Friendship Tea Card

Categories: Craf-tea and Sewing.

Crafty is being craf-tea. Don’t let the world of computers and the internet take away the pleasure of receiving a hand written note or card. Don’t get me wrong, virtual cards are lovely and always arrive in our inboxes on time. But don’t you just love getting a card, whether hand made or purchased, in your mailbox.  Here is another little idea for sending a cup of friendship tea on a birthday or special day. Start with a piece of card stock. The colour choice is yours. Cut it 21.5 cm long by 10 cm high.  About 3.5 cm in
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Friendship Tea

Categories: Craf-tea and Plastic Canvas.

Crafty is being craf-tea. It’s time to think of little gifts, ones that tuck inside a greeting card. After all it isn’t that far to Christmas. Don’t let the world of computers and the internet take away the pleasure of receiving a hand written note or card. Don’t get me wrong, virtual cards are lovely and always arrive in our inboxes on time. But don’t you just love getting a card, whether hand made or purchased, in your mailbox.   If you are sending off a card for a birthday, a special holiday, a get well note, or just a note
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Craf-tea for Christmas

Categories: Christmas and Craf-tea.

~ Dare I mention that the Christmas season is fast approaching, and now is the time to get a head start on gift making?  These craf-tea ideas for gifts  are all simple to make and can be personalized for any occasion. The teapot hand towel or tea towel was one of my favourite little projects to make.  I’ve used different motifs from teapots, to rabbits, to Hallowe’en ghosts. Why not tuck a tea card inside a greeting card.  Add a favourite tea, mine is Stash, or a festive tea bag inside.  It’s a lovely way to let a friend know you are
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A Craf-tea Towel

Categories: Craf-tea and Sewing.

From talking about tea … to sharing teacups  … to rearranging the teapot display … and one thing led to another and I came up with a craf-tea idea.  I had seen this idea on a few sites and thought I would  try making one. I’ve got some friend’s birthdays coming up and wanted something with a personal touch.  You can find the instructions on Martha Stewart’s site.  I used my own template from another craft, an odd bit of material from another sewing project, and a small kitchen towel.   This is my test project, so I used an
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The Tea Time Tree

Categories: Craf-tea, Garden Projects, Out and About, and Whimsy.

Saylor House, built around 1875 is a wonderful cafe in Bloomfield, Ontario with a lot of history.  Walking down the driveway takes you to the cafe in what was originally the drive shed.  Here you can sit and enjoy your meal inside or out on the deck or at one of the several tables in the garden. One of the additions to their garden this year was a tea tree.  They had taken tea cups, jugs, teapots and bowls and tied them with ribbon to some of the trees.  You know how I love garden whimsy, and I just had to try this idea
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Creating a Teacup Tree

Categories: Craf-tea, Crochet, and Whimsy.

I’ve been working on new garden whimsy project.  It started with a teacup planter that I purchased recently and it will have some cute crochet teacups displayed in it. I did a fair bit of experimenting with a pattern before I got what I think is right.  Thank goodness crochet is forgiving and on a small item like this it was easy to unravel and try again. Join a chain of 4 into a circle. Chain 3 for the first double crochet (dc). Do 15 dc into the ring to make a total of 16 dc.  Join. To start the
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Festive Tea Bags

Categories: Christmas and Craf-tea.

~ Cookie cutters aren’t just for making cookies.  I used them as a template to make festive tea bags.  These little gifts can be tucked inside a greeting card to send a cup of cheer to the recipient. You need the flat coffee filters that can be bought at dollar stores, some of your favourite loose tea, cookie cutters for templates and your sewing machine.  Be sure the cookie cutters are medium sized ones.  If they are too small, as the tree one in the picture was, it makes it difficult to get the tea inside.  I ended up folding the filter and
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Christmas Tea

Categories: Christmas, Craf-tea, and Sewing.

Crafty is being craf-tea. When it comes time to mail out your Christmas cards,  why not include a cup of Christmas tea to share with your family and friends that are far away. This is a simple, sewing craft  to send some holiday cheer.  This takes up very little space inside the card and usually doesn’t add to the cost of the postage. Take one of your favourite tea bags. My favourite is Stash tea as it comes individually wrapped and fits so nicely into my tea chest.  You can buy many varieties of Christmas tea, which usually come 18 or
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The Craf-tea Cup Planters

Categories: Container Gardening, Craf-tea, Garden Projects, and Whimsy.

I love to plant in containers other than flower pots.    Repurpose those chipped or cracked teacups into little planters.The ladder planter has a collection of old teacups, teapots, tea kettles, bowls and dishes that I plant in.  Most are planted with succulents. If the succulent is in a plastic flower pot and then inside a container I will sink the pot into the ground to over winter it.  If the plant is directly into the container then I store it in the garage over the winter.  Winter in my part of Canada can be very cold and if these
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The Craf-tea Pots

Categories: Craf-tea, Garden Projects, and Whimsy.

What do you do with those old teapots that might drip too much when you pour the tea or have a crack in them?   Don’t you dare throw them away.  Create your own teapot totem. You just need a few teapots in varying sizes and take all the lids off, except for the smallest one.  Start stacking them up and gluing them together.  And before you know it you will have a teapot totem to add to the garden. This one has been in different spots in the garden.   Believe it or not the rain does get inside these
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