tea party mat for Two ♥ {with free pretty things for you!}



just poppin' in real quick today! 
tons & tons to do with just a little time before Christmas day :)
wanted to share this little tea mat i made with another 

... from my bloggy bestie 
when i saw this graphic in her shop this idea popped in my head :)
(a small problem i have)

this little tea mat was for my girlfriend's daughter a few weeks ago, for Christmas 
i think she loved it ... i think i love it too! anyone wanna have a tea party??
(i may have secretly played with it before i packed it up in the basket)
there are no directions since it's easy enough to do with basic sewing knowledge 
or even hot glue, felt and some pinking shears!




i used some leftover felt and pink gingham i had, and cut them to equal sizes 
quickly stitched the two long sides together and added ricrac to the two short ends to cover the raw edge
(forgot to get a close up of this, but you can see it in the picture at the bottom of the post)




use iron-on transfer sheets to transfer the image onto a small piece of white fabric
same directions as the vintage inspired message board here
then used a zigzag stitch to sew the image to the mat




the rolled felt flowers are the same as the ones i made for the 
add some embellishment and you are done!




now it's time to play :)

oh, and if you want to make some felt tea bags, 
cut two small squares of white felt with pinking shears
then cut a piece of brown felt small enough to fit in between the two white ones
sew them together and insert a piece of cording into the top before stitching it completely closed ... cut two hearts from some more felt and glue them together at the other end of the cord. 










this was a fun Christmas gift! what about for a little girl's birthday?
the tea set and cupcakes were store bought and the picnic basket was from a garage sale
fun!
Merry Christmas everyone!
♥ 
sweet parties here:

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11 comments:

  1. Jaime...this is just the most adorable precious creation!!! I am simply IN LOVE WITH IT!!!! If it was any more adorable I think I would EXPLODE!!!!!
    You are such a creative and kind heart and you have sweetened my day with many smiles this morning! Sending hugs and may you and yours have a blessed Christmas...(((HUGS)))

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  2. That is the cutest little tea party ever. I love it! Merry Christmas to you and your family- xo Diana

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  3. What a great idea. Sooo sweet.
    Merry Christmas.
    Hugs
    donna

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  4. Sweetest project... and the tea bags? I am in heaven! Thank you Jamie and Keren! Wishing you and your beautiful family a magical Christmas! xoxo

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  5. So very Sweet and Perfect!!! :)
    Merry Christmas!
    Angelina

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  6. so so cute Jaime!! and E loves it so so much!!! :) as do I..haha its always me or the ponies having tea parties with her now!! and the ponies always get in trouble for stealing her cupcakes ;) !! haha leave it to E! love ya and Merry Christmas!!!!

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  7. Precious! Thank you for sharing your project. I found your through the link party at Live Laugh Rowe. My daughter and I have frequent tea parties, so this idea is going on my to do list.
    Jessica @ a Humble Creation

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  8. How cute!! You should sell the mat, tea bags, and your sewing machine cover in your shop! I would totally buy all three!

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  9. You make the sweetest things!! I just love it all! And I'm pinning for future tea parties :)

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