Friendship Tea

Categories: Craf-tea and Plastic Canvas.

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.   If you are sending off a card for a birthday, a special holiday, a get well note, or just a note to say hi, why not include a little craft-tea project inside … a cup of friendship tea.

 stitch a mug of tea at craftygardener.ca

Make up these cups/mugs, tuck a tea bag inside, and enclose it with a card. There are some poems that you can tie to the handle of the cup/mug. Just print them off, trim and tie with a piece of ribbon to the handle.

stitch a mug of tea at craftygardener.ca

 Cut 2 mug shapes from 7 count plastic canvas. Stitch with any colour and design you want to. These are great little projects to use up odd bits of pc and yarn from your stash.  Join both pieces together around all sides except the top. Stitch each top separately. this will leave an opening to tuck the tea bag or a single serving package of coffee or hot chocolate inside.  You could even tuck a gift certificate from a tea shop inside. Or how about adding an invitation to tea at your house or the local tea shop in town.  The pdf available on pattern page.

stitch a mug of tea at craftygardener.ca

What a lovely surprise the recipient of the card will get when they open the envelope and receive your message.

stitch a mug of tea at craftygardener.ca      stitch a mug of tea at craftygardener.ca

A print friendly version of this pattern is here.

I’m sharing my little green mug with

Green DaySunny Simple SundayThe Simple Things,

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Some tea thoughts:
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Once the package of friendship has been opened,
it can never be closed
It is a constant book always written
waiting to be read  and enjoyed.
… unknown
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Women are like teabags.
They don’t know their strength until they are in hot water.
… Eleanor Roosevelt
More craf-tea ideas for friendship tea

friendship tea card, Christmas tea, a paper tea pot

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