Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tea Cup Coasters!

You can never have too many!

And they are so much fun to make!

They are addictive!


Stephanie showed us how to make them HERE! Her tutorial is great and easy to understand.


I made a couple a little bit bigger. Maybe for a mug!

I used fabric from my stash and antique lace from the thrift store.


But then I wanted to just ‘look’ when I went to Wally World and I ‘may’ have bought just a couple of sewing related things.


I’ve never had any batting and this will come in handy for a lot of projects.


I used an old quilted pillow sham for the first few I made. It’s already padded.


My little tea tin is over 25 years old. Don’t worry, the tea has been replaced many times over! haha!


And this is my favorite tea cup. It’s nice and big and keeps tea hot. (the brand on the bottom is biscuit, and I got it at the thrift store for a nickel)


I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

and Roses of Inspiration.


Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow Diane, it's so nice that you and Stephanie are so talented with sewing! I saw Stephanie's wonderful tutorial on how to make the tea cup coasters. Your tea cup coasters look just as nice and beautiful as the ones that Stephanie made! Hope you have a wonderful week Diane!
Hugs, Julie

magnoliasntea said...

Your coasters are very pretty!
Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Those are really cute coaster!! Love the added lace.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, that is so sweet, love the coasters and tea cup.Blessings Francine.

ann said...

What a great idea. I do have plenty of scraps. I am always on the lookout for vintage laces and trims, but I don't have much success. I will have to keep this idea because the next time we have Aftenoon Tea perhaps my friend and I can make them for party favors.

Stephanie said...

Oh Diane, I LOVE them!! And using an old pillow sham WITH the batting is very clever, my friend :) Yes, the tea cup coasters are rather addicting, aren't they. I'm not sure how many I've made...a lot.

Thank you so much for sharing them with us and for linking up with Roses of Inspiration. I love having you at the party. Hugs to you!

kathyinozarks said...

I saw those too on Stephanie's blog-and I love them-so adorable-love yours! I need to make a couple for me too

Home Meadows said...

Your coasters turned out great. The fabric you chose is very pretty. Heather

Arlene @Nanaland said...

How pretty. Those would make great Mother's Day gifts or just happies for some friends. Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

So very sweet - and I love the lace you got at the thrift store - I need to head out one of these days and look for lace ( my dolls love lace on their clothes). Enjoy your happy day with tea my dear.

Diane said...

Very cute! A pair or set of those would make a great gift!

Beca said...

Your coasters are so sweet! What a fun pattern.
xx Beca

Ana Love Craft said...

This coasters are reallly gorgeous! Love them! Visiting from Visiting from Roses of Inspiration Link Party! Thank you for sharing!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Vee said...

Yours came out so sweet! I made a couple yesterday, but they are not as darling as yours.

Susan said...

Thank you for the link, dear friend. This looks like a great project for all those apron scrapes I have:-D

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are so sweet and what a neat gift idea with a few tea bags tucked in, would be wonderful for so many occasions!

Debby Ray said...

Oh, how cute! You did a wonderful job on these, Diane! I love your choice of fabrics too! Hugs to you...heading to sunny Florida in just a little over a week...so excited!

SarahBeth said...

Love them! So pretty and simple to make! I like Mary's idea above to make a set for a gift with some tea bags included :)

handmade by amalia said...

I can well see why they would be addictive, they are so pretty!

Deb said...

Thank you for the link to the coasters! I see these being made very soon :) I have a collection of Celestial Seasoning tins, except mine are the small ones. I use them to hold pins and other small sewing, crocheting and cross-stitch accessories. Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Christine said...

Beautiful coasters, Diane for your favorite mug or teacup! And the tin is real pretty too!
We are all the same when it comes to just having a look as you say! I always come out with something extra!
Enjoy your day!

Mrs.T said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing that link. I must try making some of these!


Those are so sweet and would be darling for a giveaway at a Tea Party!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I need to show these to my mother...the sewer and tea drinker! Adorable!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those are adorable! Love how you added lace. Cute!
Hugs to you Sis,

https://carolann100-havealook.blogspot.ca/ said...

What a great idea. I am not a sewer by machine. My friend is a professional one in N.B.

She made me two nice teatowels to hang on the stove for hands for my birthday.

Have you ever tried that.

It comes in handy when in kitchen when have dirty hands or flour on your hands too much.

These are cute coasters for tea cups you made. Too bad they have to be hidden and not show your pretty work.

Shug said...

these are great!! I sure wished I had paid more attention in my homemaking class when it came to sewing. I can hem, but that is about as far as it goes. Maybe there is hope yet..for me!
Thanks for sharing these adorable pads.

20 North Ora said...

Those are soooooo cute. I saw her tutorial and just haven't gotten around to making them.


Susie said...

Diane, Those are adorable. What great gifts they would make. I love them..You are very clever , using material from a sham. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
p.s. it was 49 degrees here today..wowwee.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh my goodness. I love that. I drink a cup of hot tea every morning! So cute!

Scrappy quilter said...

They turned out so cute. Love them!

NanaDiana said...

Those tea mats are just darling. I saw that tutorial and thought I should make some, too....but haven't yet. xo Diana

My thrift store addiction said...

These are so pretty! Love them! Blessings, Cecilia

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, Love these coaster. I visited Stephanie's post too when she shared this tutorial and would love to make a few of these too when I get the chance.
You created darling cup coasters and I love the details.
Have a nice week my friend.
Hugs, CM

annie said...

I love these, thanks for sharing!

Conniecrafter said...

You did a great job with these, pretty trims you have..

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Those are ADORABLE!! What a great way to use up bits from your stash! Thanks for sharing


Lorrie said...

These are charming coasters, Diane - a great way to use up bits and pieces from your stash. You are so creative!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are so darn cute, I've never seen anything like them before. Love your pretty lace too.

Beedeebabee said...

Adorable coasters Diane! I love how your trimmed them up...so pretty! xoxo

Sandra said...

I love your little tea cup mug rugs. They turned out so well. That is one neat Tea Tin you have there too. Such a nice keepsake. And your little white tea cup is wonderful too. I love milk glass and always enjoy seeing a white cup.

Tina said...

Those coasters are just too cute! Have a great day :)

Wilma said...

Hello Diane,
Your coasters are really lovely !
Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment at my blog.

Blessings to you,
Wilma. Shabby Royale

Carla from The River said...

I love this idea...thank you for sharing. It will be perfect for an Easter gift for my mom and sister.
xx oo

Huckleberry stitches said...

Great coaster, I just found some lace at my local junk store just for one of these! Too fun!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a pretty teacup!

Deb Riddell said...

Those are so cute Diane, thanks for the link! Love the one you made from the cutter quilt and your tea cup is lovely ☺

Unknown said...

So Adorable.. I LOVE this. Such a creative idea my friend.

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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

These are so pretty..now I want to make one. :)

Anonymous said...

Diane, these are so delightful and pretty;such a great idea! Thank you for sharing this.

Sam I Am...... said...

Those are so sweet and what a nice gift they would make. Thanks for the link and I just bought a bag of batting at Walmart too! Looks just like that....I got cotton.

Linda Walker said...

Diane, I absolutely love these! I saw these on Stephanie's blog too and hope to make some. Yours are very sweet!! I can't believe you found some old lace at a thrift shop! Guess I'll have to look more closely OR go shopping with you at your thrift shop!!!!
Xo my friend,

https://carolann100-havealook.blogspot.ca/ said...

I enjoy your blogs and you sewing .

I love it all even the dolls.

I don't sew but when I do my fancy frills. I hand sew most.

if there is a way. I do my way.
Then no way.

I will look at your side board. Looks interesting the blogs.