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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happy Tea Tuesday

I'm back from a short trip up to Chetwynd, BC :) visiting family.

Travelling usually means that you stop to pick up a beverage and I don't always take my own thermos cup along. I find that the take-out cups are darn hot and I usually need two sleeves on my cup!  So when I got home, I thought I'd make my own--because I can just toss it in my purse--just in case :)

I chose this really cute cotton fabric, fused some insulating fabric inside and sewed up all edges, added two strips of Velcro to the ends and voila--my wrap :)  
I didn't have the measurements of all the cup sizes you can get, but this one fits my Splitcoast mug from top to bottom, so it should work!  This one is the same width as the cardboard ones, but IF I made another one, I think I'd make it slightly wider.      


Today, I'm drinking a really tasty tea from Epicure and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a citrus flavor--hot or cold :)


Ingredients.
 
 
And if you would like to spruce it up a bit, here's a recipe for you to try! 
 
 
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day :) 
 
Join the tea tour that starts at Elizabeth's blog here: 
 
 

19 comments:

  1. That's a cute and clever wrap! That mojito sounds good although I always seem to regret them the next day. :(

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    1. Thanks Halle :)
      The mojito looks refreshing but that's a fair amount of rum in a small tumbler :) I think it would be good without the rum too.

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  2. That is the cutest cup sleeve!! And great idea for it to have velcro so it can fit any cup.
    Happy T-Day! :)

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    1. Thanks Rita :) nice and 'green'

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  3. I'm a big fan of loose leaf tea, but I don't drink alcohol, so I'll pass on the rum. I have nothing against it, and I'm certainly not a tea-totaler (pun tno intended). I simply don't like the taste of ANY alcohol, no matter how much you try to hide it.

    But I really like your wrap. That is quite clever, indeed. I got one of those sleeves on some coffee at the hospital when visiting my friend Sally. It fell off before I could pick it up the first time. I don't think the paper ones work, but this one looks like it would.

    Thanks for sharing your tea and wrap with us for T this Tuesday.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, this cup holder is quite easy to make just a little sewing :)

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  4. Hi Nancy - the cup holder looks great and the tea sounds delicious. xx

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  5. I just love that wrap. The little critter looks fabby. Such fun.
    That tea sounds good too.
    Thanks for your visit. I hope Ali will like it too.
    Hugs
    xx

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  6. Such a wonderful idea! Useful and adorable, I love it. Thank you for stopping by, xoxo

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  7. The tea sounds refreshing, and I think I would enjoy it cold. The sleeve you made for your cup looks great. BTW, I read your last post about the album--it's gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks :) I'm kind of inspired to make some of the cup holders for gifts and thanks for looking at my album--I'm addicted to making things with lace and fabric now, lol

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  8. Your tea blend sounds really lovely
    and your cup holder is such fun and oh so useful too!
    Thank you for your nice comment on my t post today...
    Diana Photo Free is one really fun and easy double exposure app
    oxo

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    1. Thanks Patty :) I'll have to go look for that!

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  9. Perfect hot cup insulator! Pretty too.
    Your tea sounds delightful, having it iced would be perfect for here today.
    Happy T-day

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  10. What a clever coffee cup sleeve. One less piece of trash to throw away too. Your tea sounds really good, not familiar with the brand.

    Darla

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    1. Thanks Darla, Epicure started out making really awesome spices and they've branched out into so many things---their spices are awesome :)
      It's the type of thing they have parties and you order from a catalogue. They're on line :)

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  11. i love the idea of that tea warmer. what a cute pattern, and much better all the way around ;) than cardboard.

    i've never heard of that brand of tea, but i'll be on the look-out for it.

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  12. I'm running a bit late, but I hope you had a Happy T Day yesterday! I love your homemade cup cozy; the gecko is adorable.

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    1. Thanks and glad you could pop by Denise :)

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