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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday Night Sew In

I hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful Saturday wherever you live.  It is sunny and not too hot here.  I probably won't get outside today to work on my flower gardens but I have time to do it.  We are in complete demolition mode here as we prepare for our new kitchen.  We have redone most of our house in the 22 years we have lived here, but this is the first kitchen renovation we have done(other than a new floor).  I think having the kitchen torn up has been the hardest for me.  I have to plan meals now mostly using the wall oven and microwave.  We are fortunate to have a grill with a side burner but it is a little inconvenient to run out to the garage all the time.  What few counter tops left in my kitchen are full with the toaster, coffee maker, bread box, and other essentials so I have to use my dining room table for prep work.  Above is a picture right after more cabinets were removed along with my expensive cooktop that was on the island.  My husband was afraid something would get dropped on it and break it.  Please don't judge how messy the counter tops are.  I feel like we are camping! I will fill you in on how dramatically this kitchen will change in my next post. 

 On to my Friday Night Sew In last night.  I decided to make a tea bag wallet.  I have wanted to make myself one forever.  I don't drink coffee at all.  I am a tea lover from way back.  I used to carry tea bags in a zip lock baggie in my purse.  This is way nicer!  I got the idea from a tutorial from Christy from Is It Naptime Yet?.  The directions were super easy to follow and it was just my kind of project-fast, easy and practical.  I think my favorite part is picking coordination fabric.  I am going to whip up several as gifts. 
It would be nice to include some exotic teas to try and a nice tea cup.  How fun!

Well, today I am cleaning my craft room.  I want to go through my fat quarter/fabric scrap bins and neatly organize them.  I have a real problem not buying fat quarters every time I go to the fabric store.  I think I need an intervention!  Have a wonderful week and take care. Nancy


  1. Love your shabby chic tea wallet.
    We are kind-of-camping in our kitchen too. The top element in my oven starts automatically super-hot broiling when you turn it on, so I've quit turning it on :) Been using my toaster oven and microwave, just not quite the same, but it sure controls portion size.

  2. This is sooo adorable! My Mommy would love this cause she loves decaf tea.. and I never have any for her! Such a cute idea and I just adore the fabric!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  3. Beautiful!
    Enjoy, and feel free to visit me. I hope you will consider of following each other! What do you think?


  4. this is delightful- makes me wish I could sew! this is a great gift idea!

  5. I love this. I am a tea drinker but love variety and this would fit the bill. I would love it if you would share it on my linky party Tout It Tuesday!

  6. What a cute little teabag folder Nancy! I hope your kitchen gets finished quickly! When we had ours redone, I planned it all out as a week of fun 'camping' meals in the living room and tuckshop for school lunches for the girls. Unfortunately I was sick and had no energy for fun camping food! Plus the novelty of tuck shop lunches wore off for the girls after 1 day and they just wanted mummy's lunches!! Oh well - it was all worth it for a brand new kitchen! I'm sure you'll enjoy yours!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. This is so cute! THis would make a great, small gift, too. Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

  8. Terrific idea. I've been looking for a simple gift idea, and this fits the bill -- handmade, pretty, and functional.

    I found you at Handy Man Crafty Woman.

  9. How great! I'm a big tea drinker too, and I think I have a friend for whom this might be the perfect gift. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

  10. Thank you so much for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional! I've featured your post, so head on over and grab a new brag button.
    I hope to see you at this week's party going on now!