Lisa did a great little tutorial for a Loyalty Card Wallet that I thought could easily be used as a mini Tea Bag wallet. You can find the tutorial here.
Just the perfect size to hold a couple of tea bags in your handbag.
My partner who was Cheryl said she liked soft colours, which I had but not quite in the family she was fond of. So a trip to a speciality thread store and I came home loaded up with beautiful Weeks Dye Works threads ready to use. I had these patterns from Crab Apple Hill Designs, so decided to use them in a mini, and aptly named it "My China Collection".
Cheryl also stated which teas she was fond of so I included those and a few others, and stitched them around the border of the mini.
This morning my mail lady rang my doorbell and had a lovely parcel in her hands for me. All the way from Australia from Cheryl. Inside was a lovely box of Aussie tea, a tiny tea bag holder/teaspoon rest, an extremely yummy packet of Tim Tam biscuits (yes I've given them the taste test, and they pass) and a lovely stitched cover.
Inside the cover I found this little book "Cups Of Kindness" and 2 sweet coasters.
This one's ready to be sent off.
Now to the more, isn't it frustrating when bloggers can only show sneak peeks? Well you guessed it, I only have more peeks at the moment. Once all the swaps are over with then I can show the projects fully. So here's a few more peeks just to keep your interest.
I've also been working on my PIF gifts. I joined in on Peg's PIF, so that makes two, and rather than put out another request for three more players I decided I'd choose three people that I thought were deserving of a random PIF gift. So it's been fun deciding who would be the recipients and what gift needed to be made for them. More on that later.
Thanks for taking the time to stop and chat.
It seems I also forgot my 2 year blogaversary, so I'm going to combine the two. That's right a giveaway for all my loyal regular readers. No extra chances if you post it on your blog (in fact I'd prefer it if you didn't). One comment, one chance. I'll leave it open until the 31st, and hopefully by then my packaging for the pattern will have arrived , and I'll be able to add it to my side bar for sale. I should state that it's one copy of the pattern I'm giving away and NOT the quilt.
P.S. Please make sure that if you have your email set at no reply that you leave your email address to be in the running for the draw.
I did say a little peek, sorry, I know a huge tease, but all will be revealed in the next week
.Some of you mentioned that perhaps by showing this book, you may need to go out and purchase it.
I wanted to get a bit more information so I could decide whether it was a book I "had" to have. If you'd like to see a little of what's in the book, although they don't give too much away then you can find it here on Amazon, and if you'd like to know a little more about the author she has a blog here.
I see there's quite a bit of chatter on some of the blogs about the Spring Swap, everyone seems to be enjoying the decision making and the process, and there's even a few sneak peeks to be seen.
I have a friend expected to arrive next week. Once she's settled in, I'll introduce you to her.