Tuesday, 10 November 2015

T(ea) on Tuesday

I am joining Elizabeth and Bleubeard for T on Tuesday two weeks in a row now!  Sitting have a cup of tea with a slice of cake (or two) and glancing through my Tea Wisdom book which has some pretty high falutin sayings about tea... I have to admit, I prefer the down to earth ones that don't tax my brain too much.  In honour of Armistice Day tomorrow I have my poppy and my candle holder with the Union Jacks on it.  We had Remembrance Day last Sunday with the laying of the poppy wreaths at the cenotaphs around the country. Cenotaph: noun
  1. a monument to someone buried elsewhere, especially one commemorating people who died in a war.

  2. This is the local memorial to where we live. It wasn't the nicest of weather on Sunday, blowing a houlie and raining which made a solemn event more than usual.

  3. On a crafty note, I have been busy making up scrapbook page kits! Yes, here I am putting together a page kit for the 20 retired ladies that meet up once a month and whom I joined when I came home from Australia.  They are a lovely bunch and we enjoy learning something new each month so I was asked if I could teach a scrapbook page.... oh boy.... this is going to be something!  I am trying to keep it simple by cutting to size all the various pieces of papers they will need... and diecut all the birdcages and cut all the ribbons... so it shouldn't be a disaster, should it?  ;)
  4. I will be about to see what everyone is up to this week....

Saturday, 7 November 2015

The Little Book of Tea

I finished the first Little Book of Tea!  

It is a very simple little book made up of pockets that hold the tea bag sachet and a tag.

I printed lots of little saying about tea and attached them to the pages.

One of my favourite tea quotes from Robert Browning.

Pocket page with tea bag and tag.

and I made these little teabag tag bits for the tags... 

The variety of teas and their tags.

It didn't take me long once I made myself sit and get on with it and now I can refine it and make a couple more.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

T on Tuesday

I am trying to beat this mojo block.... it is so weird, I always used crafting and scrapping as a way to fill the time when we were overseas and Chris was at work.  Now we are home and Chris is retired it seems weird to go sit in the scraproom and play for hours... when there is a house to clean and jobs to be done! LOL
So, I am joining Elizabeth and Bleubeard for T on Tuesday....
a cup of chai tea in my new cup and saucer... Keep Calm in London!  

I have been sitting at my desk and making a little tea book, I have enough to make two, so if they turn out the way I think they should, I may make a few more as gifts seeing as how the big C word is looming over us.
I am thinking I need a challenge to get me playing again... 

Oh and my bedroom is painted and the new bedding is looking good, so that is another room ticked off the list!
and here is Pandora sitting on my little table with the sewing machine... just so that anything I make is covered in white cat fur,,,, as it should be! ;)
Looking forward to visiting and finding out what everyone is up to!