Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The first sun tea of the year


For this Tuesday Tea, I invite you to my sun tea party, the first for 2013. 


The sun has also been invited, but it's being chased by the wind.  You can tell by the way the tea bags are flying around.

I'll probably have a macrame time unwinding these cute little tags once the tea is ready. 

So why, you ask, am I now in my craft room?  I've prepared this tea for art purposes, because I don't really care for the taste of it.

And here are the results of some of the pages I dyed, as well as the tea bags (and tags) that will now be turned into art projects.

Today, which is Day 9 of 22, I kept three (along with others I didn't show) book pages out of the landfill, as well as 10 tea bags and tags.  Of course, the dried tea will go into my compost container.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Glad you have some sun, we did too yesterday and it was lovely to peek my toes outside of boots for a change. Landfill papers have great character all their own, tea bag additions should be fun! xox

~*~Patty S said...

How nice to harness the sun...you did have me thinking "boy Elizabeth likes her tea strong" LOL
Silly me ... great use of tea indeed
and your photo capture of the wind blown tea tags is great!
Happy T to you
oxo

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Oh, the darn wind. Spring is our windy time here and I absolutely hate it. Today we are getting snow -- who said it was spring?!?

Great pages, by the way.

Peace,
Kay

Halle said...

Tea for art is still having tea on Tuesday...so it's all good. :)

Caterina Giglio said...

oh my! sun tea already? sheesh, that won't happen here for a while, still waiting for sun... great stamp idea below...

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I have a few boxes of tea that are strictly for craft purposes, too, but I never thought of brewing them up this way rather than boiling.

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your tea-stained pages!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Nice to see the sun this time of year. I like all of your recycling project but I really like tea and coffee dyed papers and lace!

voodoo vixen said...

Ha! I was counting the teabags and thinking yikes... E likes her tea a bit on the strong side!! So glad you are using them for art and not drinking that stuff!!

Divers and Sundry said...

you caught me by surprise making tea and then not drinking it lol. it's been years since i made sun tea. what a wonderful idea!

see you there! said...

Another great idea. I think I need to make stronger tea when I try dying. My pages don't look as good as yours.

Darla

Healing Woman said...

Love these tea stained pages and bags. You'll do something wonderful with them I'm sure.