Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tea Time Sewing

It's always tea time at my house. I wake up with tea, drink tea throughout the day, and have a tea before retiring for the night. If I'm having a good day, tea makes it even brighter. If I'm having a bad day, tea makes it all better ;)

When I recently needed a few small gifts for an exchange with like-minded ladies, I decided to make it all about tea. I made these little coasters, and since I think everyone has received them now, I figured it's safe to show them ...



The idea isn't my own, but from Pinterest, here, and slightly modified. The original version was actually a zippered tea pouch. I simplified it to be just a coaster. I made identical fronts and backs, stitched these together and then machine quilted around towards the centre. They were lots of fun to make with pretty bits of scrap fabric I had lingering in my cupboard.



The felt hearts were embroidered around the edge and attached with a bit of thread. All in all, I think they turned out well and looked so cute all lined up together.


Thanks for stopping by!
Wendy





26 comments:

  1. It looks as if you had oodles of fun stitching these coasters, Wendy. Love all the different scrappy fabrics. I love them. Anytime is a good time for a cup of tea, isn't it.

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  2. How cute are these! I made a few but didn't put a little heart on mine! This gives them the perfect detail! I need to make hearts now! heehee! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  3. Hi Wendy,
    I love these tea cup coasters you made. They are so pretty and perfect with a cup of tea!
    Have a wonderful day drinking tea! LOL.
    Julie xo

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  4. These are adorable and I'm sure will be treasured by the lucky recipients! xx

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  5. Hi Wendy, They all so pretty! and I used mine over the weekend and love it !!
    have a wonderful day..

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  6. Very cute! Love the fabrics!

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  7. Good morning, Wendy! They are cute coasters, the hearts are so cute! Have a happy day!

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  8. They're wonderful, I'm not much of a tea drinker, but my daughter is, may make her one.

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  9. Great looking coasters, Wendy. I have mine sitting handy here near the computer where I usually have a cup of tea beside me. Thank you! A great way to use up pretty scraps.

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  10. Those would certainly add a bit of cheer to anyone's day. :)
    xx Beca

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  11. I just love my coaster and it is by my chair for morning coffee. They are a sweet craft and I'm glad you decided to make them and send me one for our exchange Wendy.

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  12. I love mine too! It's so pretty and in my favourite colour, blue. Thank you so much for taking time to make them and include them in our swap.

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  13. These are lovely, Wendy. Clever you :o)

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  14. They are so pretty aren't they!!!! I am sure that whoever receives them will love them! xx

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  15. What fabulous little gifts, they are so pretty. I'm a tea drinker too and have never really liked coffee until our recent trip to Italy. And I've now come to look forward to my one cappuccino a day.

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  16. These are so gorgeous - who would not love one as a gift? I am tempted to make some over here in Australia :)

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  17. I admit I a bit of a tea addict too, these are so pretty Wendy what a lovely idea. :) xx

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  18. How pretty! I love them. Those are going to be so much fun to use under a cup of your favorite tea. My relationship with tea is a lot like yours - I've gotta have it. :)

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  19. Seeing all your adorable teacup coasters made me smile! Thank you again for sharing them with us!

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  20. These are so lovely, Wendy. You must have had fun selecting the fabrics and putting them together. I'm a tea drinker myself and adore them.
    Amalia
    xo

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  21. Those are the cutest coasters ever!

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  22. What a great project. We are tea lovers too. Daughter is a Steeped Tea agent so we always have lots of variety.

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  23. These are such fun and beautiful coasters. All these tea related posts are making me feel very nostalgic :)

    -Soma

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  24. Oh my goodness Wendy! These are SO adorable!! What a great idea to do them as coasters. Just love it! ๐Ÿ˜Š xoxo

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  25. What fun to see the complete collection ... all distributed across the country now. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us. These are all wonderful 'tea' themed coasters!

    Wishing you beauty in your day...
    Brenda
    xox

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  26. Those coasters are so sweet! I love the combinations of fabric patterns and colors, Wendy. I'll bet the lucky recipients really appreciate them - what a special way to brighten someone's day, every day!

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