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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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The Tea Thyme Tree

Categories: Honeysuckle Garden, The Garden 2017, and Whimsy.

Last year in the honeysuckle garden I hung all sorts of tea bits and pieces when I was inspired after seeing something similar at the Saylor Cafe in Bloomfield.  In mid April of this year I started to hang the cups, jugs, mugs and pots for another year.  I also added the old bistro set that was in another part of the garden.  The legs are broken but I just hate throwing things away. Skip from April 14, 2017 to May 20, 2017 and this is what the area looks like now.   The honeysuckle shrub is no longer bare,
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I ❤️ Tea

Categories: Stitching.

I ❤️ Tea May 19, 2017 I came across a cute little pattern at Bugs & Fishes for a cross stitch brooch and decided right away it was something I was going to make for my friend for her birthday.  I had already got her a selection of tea items so this was the perfect little project to make. The first thing I did was draw out the pattern on some graph paper.  Laura has the pattern for this one and others are her blog. It was time to get out the needlework basket and the felt needle case to
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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.
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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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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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