Monday, November 22, 2010

Giving Thanks and a Tutorial

I am really a lucky girl. I have a great, loving husband, fun, enjoyable children, tons of fabulous family and friends.
I really am blessed with riches of the heart.
I want to thank all of my followers especially the ones who sent me special get well wishes while I was out recovering from surgery.
Sometimes I don't think we realize how little things mean so much. So thank you all very much I am grateful for your friendship.
I want to especially thank my friend, Kelly Massman, we only know each other from online but I feel as if we are extremely close friends. She was so sweet to check on me multiple times, she sent me get well cards and lastly she made me this super sweet Tea Cosy.
I got it in the mail recently and just really LOVED it so much.
I loved it so much I took it apart to figure out how to make it!!!!!! lol
So, I am going to give you a little tutorial on how to make it. Because it is not a hard project and it meant so much to me to receive it. Maybe you could make something like this to show someone in your life that you are thinking of them.
1. I took a 2 sided piece of patterned paper and cut it into an 8 inch square.
2. Then I folded the square in half.
3. I then laid the triangle with the middle point pointing up.
4. I took the right side and folded it to the middle. (there will be 2 inches at the bottom between the right and left fold)
5. I did the same to the left side.
6. Next I took one piece of the top point and folded it down.
I didn't glue it and it stays fine but you could glue it down if you want.
7. Next I stamped a sentiment on it.
I used a Thank You because I am giving it to one of my children's teachers.
8. I then added ribbon and a flower.
You could add whatever embellies you want.
9. The last thing I did was pop in the tea bags.
You could put a instant cocoa packet or and envelope of bath beads. Or any number of other items that might fit inside.
Mine isn't as cute as Kelly's but I think ds's teacher will love to get it from him. I might even have the kids make their own. It is easy enough that they would be able to do it and probably love doing it.
So, there you go....a fun and easy tutorial for your Monday.
If you make one and post it on your blog please leave me a link so I can check it out.
Have a wonderful Monday!!
**Just a heads up - one of the winners of the 6 mini candies from my giveaway has not emailed me. Tomorrow is the deadline. The winner who does not email me by 11:59pm Tuesday November 23rd will forfeit their win and I will pick a NEW WINNER for the MINI CANDY**


  1. Hi Stacey, you're right, it can mean so much if people show they care! Thanks for explaining this one, it seems really easy to do, but the effect is very nice!! Greetz, Frea

  2. I'm glad you liked it! That was sweet of you to take the time to figure out how to make it so you could share it with others! I won't tell you that I got the tutorial from another blogger.. ;-)
    Yours is very pretty. Another thing you could put in it is Ghiradelli square which I would have added to yours if I wasn't afraid it would melt! :-)

  3. oh hun this looks great and thanks for sharing the tutorial too love hugs cheryl xx

  4. So many blessings! Now sweet of your friend, Kelly, too!

    Thanks also, for the birthday wishes! Much appreciated! xoxox

  5. This is a fun little gift idea! Thank you for sharing a tutorial with us.

  6. What a sweetheart she is to have sent you the tea :) The tea cozy she sent you is beautiful :)

  7. I learned something new today and definitely have to make a few of these!!! Loved it and so sorry I'm new and didn't know about your surgery...hope all is mending and getting better -recup takes time. Thanks so much for popping over to my bloggy too :)

  8. How very sweet of her to send it to you and thanks for figuring it out and sharing with us!

  9. This is so pretty and just the thing to give as a token of friendship or love. I think I will have to make a few NOW before the hectic days of December arrive! Thanks, Stacy and I hope you are feeling good. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Oh my goodness. I have ttea bags on my list to pick up for a teacher gift. I was going to stuff them in a travel mug but this is so much prettier! I'll still give her the mug but along with this too! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Really, such a good idea! Thank you!

  12. Hello! I came back to respond to a question you asked. I opened your blog at about 5 AM yesterday BUT (due to an energetic and attention-hingry 3-year-old son) was unable to read it until the afternoon.... When he was finally down for a nap. Really, he woke up at 3:45 yesterday morning and was oddly non-stop until nap in the afternoon. I tried many times during the morning to come back and read/comment, but he'd catch me each time and implore for more play time.

  13. These are so cute I am going to have to give them a try. It was so nice of Kelly to send you one as a gift.