Two things I love (they are definitely both in my top 10 favourite things) are cups of tea and crochet.
I thought it was about time the two collide so I whipped out my crochet hook and decided to cosy up my morning cuppa.
Every time I settle down with a craft project I’ll put the kettle on – there’s something doubly soothing about a calming spot of crochet with a warming cup of tea.
Therefore when I was asked by the lovely people at teapigs if I would like to get involved in their Campaign for Real Tea at the same time as my tea-themed projects it felt a bit like fate!
The idea is that you switch your normal breakfast cup of tea with a teapigs Everyday Brew for two weeks and see how you get on. Challenge very happily accepted.
One of the first things I made when I started crochet was this teapot cosy. It’s far from perfect but I kind of like it. Stupidly I just did the design on the fly and never wrote it down, but I reckon I might have a go at making another and writing a pattern for you guys if you’re keen?
There is a really easy way to add some crochet to your morning cuppa, though, and that’s with these granny square coasters. They are so easy to do. Simply make the granny square of your choice (I used the first pattern on Simply Crochet’s app), block it then spray with spray starch and iron on a low heat and once cooled, stitch a square of felt to the back.
There’s also this cute star coaster, which I make in the same way as above from this pattern. They are supposed to be strung together as a garland, but hey, who’s watching?
But what about the tea? Well I’ve got to say that I really enjoyed teapigs Everyday Brew every morning with my toast. It’s a really flavoursome tea and if you let it steep for a few minutes gets fairly strong. I think this tea might be a bit robust for me to have at every tea break (plus I like to mix it up with caffeine free rooibos through the day so I’m not totally wired) but as something to perk you up in the mornings it definitely works a treat. Wayne really enjoyed it too and he usually favours coffee in the mornings.
What’s your tea routine in the morning and have you worked in a bit of crafting with your cuppa? I’d love to hear how you take yours!
Lots of tea-filled love,
Disclosure: teapigs kindly sent me the tea and cup for the purposes of this post.