Monday 15 February 2010

It's Tea Time!

Hi and Happy Monday everybody, this is Vanessa having the honour to post a project today!

I love tea. I always did - never drank any coffee before I was like 23 or so. Now I finally bought the adorable "Tea for Two" set and don't know what took me so long! Couldn't wait to ink it up and wanted to create something special. So I made this:

I sewed this tea cosy and made two tea pot appliqués, stamping the image onto the floral fabric, cutting it out and ironing one on each side of the cosy.

Then I tried to create matching teapots on paper for the bag and the card. To achieve this I used images from the "Turning a New Leaf" set and "Beautiful Blooms" set. The glassine bag contains my new favourite herbal tea, called "Happiness" (and it works!!).

That's it. I hope you like my little set!

Have a great week everybody! And thanks again to Aimes and Kate, it's so exciting to post here!

Vanessa xx


Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink, Patterned Paper: (2008 Bitty Dot Basics) Papertrey Ink, Glassine Bag: Emma's Paperie, Stamps: (Tea for Two, Turning a New Leaf, Beautiful Blooms) Papertrey Ink, Fibers: ( Lemon Tart Luxe Satin Ribbon) Papertrey Ink, (twine) Craftshop, Accents: (Spring Moss Vintage Button) Papertrey Ink, Dies: (Scalloped Squares) Spellbinders, Tools: (Upper Crest Borderpunch) Fiskars


Gabi MeWi said...

Was Du aber auch für tolle Ideen hast!Super Umsetzung.

Vicki said...

Oh Vanessa these are just adorable, love the colour combo and your sewing is beautiful:)

Vicki x

Antje said...

Oh that is gorgeous!! Love your idea of the tea cosy!! and the fitting tea bags... great work! I have this set too... should go and do something with it NOW!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Eveline said...

I have this set too and I also love it a lot. Your set looks good! I'll have to case it as a friend who drinks only tea has her birthday on Saturday and this would look good as a present.

Ann said...

Fabulous set Vanessa and as we are nearly all tea lovers in our family I can see I will be copying your idea when a gift is needed next time. I love the idea of using the stamp as an applique - brilliant!

Emma said...

Absoloutly beautiful Vanessa and what an amazing present this would be to give - stunning creations :D

Emma x

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

These are beautiful, I love your colours, really inspiring :)

Polly Pierce said...

What a lovely idea! I love my tea and would love to be given a gift as nice as this!

cheryl said...

wow these are adorable wonderful detail love cheryl xx

Mandy said...

Such a gorgeous set Vanessa. I have just acquired this stamp set and I love it !!


Geny said...

Adorable gift set, I love every little thing about it!

Deirdre said...

Vanessa - adore this project which you made. LOVE all the elements and colours you used.