Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another use for scraps!

Yesterday I was reading Bonnie Hunter's blog and saw a tea wallet that someone had made for her.  I thought to myself, "Hmmm - how hard would that be to make?"  This morning at 0 dark 30 I got out of bed and made this

Bonnie's folds up differently but this is kind of like a credit card holder I make so I just changed the dimensions a little.  Cute, fast and easy.  I fused some batting to the outer cover and did a little stipple quilting just to give it some texture and weight.  I put the button on with a six ply piece of embroidery floss.  It is an easy method to put on a decorative button and holds up great.  The best thing is that I was stumped as to what to make for my middle sister's birthday.  I dug through my decaf tea bags and filled this one so her "made" gift is finished.  (Now I just have to find the "buy" gift!)

I took this photo in my dining room at 6am this morning.  My "backdrop" is part of my tea pot collection.  I have these three for Easter.  (Just showing you my pretties!)

Time for a shower and getting ready for work.  It is raining like crazy right now and I really would like to spend the day at home.  I am so tempted....


  1. Such a cute idea for the tea bags...bet your sister will find another use for it after the bags are gone.

    The tea pots are adorable...did not know you collected them. Really like that white platter in the background.

    Send some of that rain this way...it is terribly dry here.

  2. LOVE the pots!! You need to check out the Wonder Wallet pattern for using some of your scraps. I have one and I keep all of those necessary pesky store cards in it. Keeps my regular wallet thinner!

  3. That is a great idea and what a wonderful gift idea!!! Love your teapot collection.


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