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Tea and Tips on Tuesdays and A Heart a Day: 21

On Tips and Tea on Tuesdays, I will cover a topic and hopefully provide you with some tips that will be helpful! And just as an afterthought, tea may occasionally be a cup of Joe!

Tea today, is an old-time-favorite, Red Zinger, from Celestial Seasonings. This tangy fruity tea is flavorful beautiful blend of of hibiscus, peppermint, sweet orange, lemongrass and wild cherry. Kind of a crazy mixture, that somehow works, sort of like today’s post.

mixed media collage

This wallhanging was made from a collection of greeting cards that came from the two loves of my life, my husband and daughter.

Today’s Tip: Re-purpose those fun little Jello-O mold tins, and cookie cutter molds in fun ways! You remember in December, I had a post on re-purposing tin Jello-o molds, and one on tin cookie cutters. Here are a few more from my collection and ideas on how to use yours.

I fill the tins with fun little treasures that haven’t found a home on a wallhanging or other project. Sometimes I fill them with buttons, charms, ribbons, or whatever strikes my fancy. For the Cookie Cutter Wreath below, I took a collection of aluminum cookie molds, and wrapped them with ribbons and trims. I then glued them together, and added in a collection of flowers made from burlap ribbon and zippers. This piece is featured in my book, Creative Embroidery, Mixing the Old With the New, by C&T Publishing.

A Heart a Day: 21

Heart Felt Wishes to you all! I love hearts, I love the shape, I love to decorate the house at Valentine’s Day, and I have a lot of hearts… so I decided to post A Heart a Day for the entire month of February.

Cookie Cutter Wreath, 9 1/2˝ × 11˝, (24.1 × 27.9cm)

Home is where the hearts/hearts/hearts and more hearts are!

Happy tea drinking and heartfelt wishes for a wondrous day! ~Christen

PS: If you have any questions or thoughts, just leave a comment! See Tips, Tricks, the Basics, for more helpful ideas.