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Some ideas on using tea cups for you…

I’m not sure when my love for tea started, it was always something I kind of associated with my mom drinking! hmm, maybe it’s just times a changing, because in all honesty I’ve been a massive tea fan for years and years now… I can’t pretend I’m too adventurous with my teas, in fact I’m a Five Roses fan through and through, but still! One element of tea drinking that I wish I would get more into is using a teapot and pretty tea cups, instead of making a massive mug of tea 5 times a day. There is something classy and elegant about tea cups and pots, but one that I’m still to grow in to!

Apart from drinking tea out of them, don’t you love some of these ideas for using beautiful tea cups…

Like using tea cups for a cupcake stand – you can view this tutorial from Flamingo Toes 


(Image from Snowy Bliss)

Or how lovely are these tea cups for succulents from More Design Please

Or how lovely having a bath surrounded by these (and perhaps one filled with real tea). You can find the tutorial over at Hey Gorgeous





Or how about these tea cup lights, seen on Apartment Therapy


Scrabble Fridge Magnets

When ever there is a fridge with alphabet magnets on it I find it difficult not to try and quickly put a word together… not sure if that’s just me!! I’m thinking these scrabble magnets (tutorial available here from Oh Crafts)  might be a great project for the top half of our fridge and keeping the bright plastic alphabet magnets for the bottom half :)

Pop over to www.jamtin.co.za to view a selection of stunning handmade South African wares, or to become a lister yourself

Learn how to crochet

So if you’re reading this blog, then you probably don’t need much convincing about how trendy and popular crocheting and knitting have become again. Anyway, for anyone wanting to give crocheting a try (and if you’re anything like me, a crafter can hardly say no to starting a new project when it involves different wools, in difference colours).  Here’s an amazing blog, Attic24, that you really should visit for stunning colour combinations, as well as a great tutorials that are really easy to follow.

My favourite tutorial from the Attic24 blog is for these granny squares… check it out here….