Friday, October 19, 2007

Crafty Happiness!

Thursday morning, when I was walking out the door for work, I saw a package sitting in the hallway. I knew exactly what it was: MY TEA TIME SWAP PACKAGE!!

WEEE! I scooped it up and took it to work with me. And as soon as I got to my desk I ripped that baby open. Needless to say the contents made my morning. Check it out:


Handpainted dishes. I loved the Asian theme for this package.

A tea canister with the "kenji" character. She informed me that Kenji means Tea. And a crap load of tea to go in my tea canister.

And last but not least, chamomile soaps, tea tree and rosemary lotion, scone recipes with some extra Asian themed recipe cards, and a muslin tea bag.

Well, I'm really, REALLY happy with my package. The teas are delicious and I can't wait to try the recipes. I hope she likes the package I sent her. I have to say, I think her package is better than mine.

There's a lot of interesting things being made for this swap. One person actually dyed yarn with tea. I'm not sure how this is done or what the resulting colors are like, but I'm sure Almighty Google can help me (or you) find a tutorial or two. But if you're reading this and have Tea-dyed before feel free to point us in the right direction. ;)

Knitting news: I'm knitting like a bat out of hell on the Lace Floral Anklets from Lace Style. Maybe it's the cooler weather or maybe it's the prospect of finishing something that's actually wearable that has me motivated. FO's have been a little dry around here lately so I'm thinking it's more of the latter. Well, I'll save the details for the next post. There's a good chance I'll be finishing the first sock today. And if I do, I'll post first thing tomorrow.

Have a good Saturday, especially all you Rhinebeckers!


Cat Morley said...

I love the stitch markers, so cute!

Erin said...

What a nice package! I love tea, maybe I should join that swap next year!