Hello Everyone. Hope your week has started well and thank you for calling in today. Happy T Day dear friends if you have arrived her from Elizabeth's blog, There is a story about the tea bags at the bottom of the post.
It's time for another challenge at Try it On Tuesday and the theme is Time for Tea, You can do anything at all so long as it follows the theme so cups, teapots, Alice or anything else you can think of. Lots of ideas from the DTs so I hope you will visit their blogs and maybe get some ideas from them if you don't have any of your own.
I have made a teabag holder
The photograph was taken with the teabag holder nestled in among my Christmas Cactus that still continues to flower and bud and is so beautiful.
I started off with a 12'' x 12'' paper by Anna Griffin
This was folded in half and the two halves stuck together to make one doubles sided piece. Then this was cut in half to make 2x 6'' square pieces. You could use any pieces of paper to make your squares so long as they are patterned on either side.
Next fold in the sides to fit the size of your teabag and make sure the edges to the points are equal. Use a little glue to stick the centre points together
Then fold it in half to make two pockets
Now add a tea bag to each side and make another holder the same as before.
Make a hole at the top of the holders and tie them together so they stand up. I added a flower to the bottom of the tea bag as it helps to hold the tea bag in place when it is in the pocket.
Have fun and do join in with us you are always welcome at TIOT.
Now for the tea-bag story. Last year we stayed at a lovely small hotel on the seafront at Redcar. We could have had a maid come in every day and make the bed and clean everything but I left the Do Not Disturb notice on the door. I did everything myself. We also bought our own tea, coffee and milk etc so the ones in the room didn't need to be replaced this was really because we like our usual brands. Imagine our surprise when we were leaving and the maid gave us a bag of goodies because we have done our own 'housework'. There were teabags, coffee sachets, packets of biscuits and sweets and a thank you. Such a lovely smiling lady as well. I have used some of the bags for projects as the green colour looks good.
Love Chrissie xx