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Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Hello, everyone!  Hope you're all feeling better than I am!  This cold has really got me so clogged up and achy!!!  I hope I don't have the flu!!!  Anyway, I've tried resting but unless I'm asleep, I'm not one for just sitting or laying around doing nothing.  So, while I am tending my cold as best I can, I'm crafting too -- as much as I can concentrate on it!

Before the holiday, I'd ordered several of the Utee Brightz embossing powders in all the glorious colors and figured today was as good as any to use one of them -- because I had a project in mind.  While trying to "do nothing" I was going through some old boxes, getting rid of stuff I don't use when I ran across a teacup mold I used to use for chocolates; well, it was old and pretty beat up so I was going to toss it until an idea hit me to see if I could make this cute little tea holder.  And here's what I came up and how it turned out:

Now isn't this just too darn cute?!!!  How'd I do it?  Well, starting with the UTEE:

I rubbed liquid clear embossing ink to the inside of that ole raggedy mold and filled it with the melted UTEE:

After a few minutes, I popped out these little teacup replicas:

Well, no!  Of course they don't look so great right now, but I'm going to spruce them up -- watch!!!

Using only one finger -- lol, I rubbed a little metallic rub-on cream on the teacups and highlighted them with Stickles.  Looks better, huh?  Then I made a bottom and back for the teacup by pouring more UTEE into a small square cookie cutter equivalent to the size of the teacup:

Of course, I  rubbed embossing ink on the inside of the cookie cutter too - didn't want anything to stick or be difficult to remove!!!

And I just think it came out absolutely adorable!

Although I made two teacups using the mold, I only used one of them -- I'll save the other for another time.

Now, I'll fill my little teacup holder, make a box to pop it into, tuck in an invite card to  my best girlfriend to come over to have tea -- with me!!!  When I'm feeling better, of course!!!

Wanna see what it looks like with tea tucked into it?  Okay:

Is this just too cute, or what?  As lousy as I feel, this has really brightened my spirits -- at least!!!  Let me know what you think of my little project!!!

Oh, before I forget, I've almost completed the pendants -- only 2 more to do.  I'll be sending them out, and also Beebeebabs blogaversary candy, as soon as I feel well enough to go out and get to the Post Office.  Sorry, I'm not feeling well enough to get out right now!

Now I'm off to grab my "Mold and Pour" to make a permanent mold of the teacup so I'll have it for future use!!!

I'll be seeing you!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

LOL.. Oh Audrey you are such a delight. I so enjoy coming to your awesome blog and yes that little tea pot is just too cute. I hope you are feeling better tomorrow. We are going to go see Aunt Eloise tomorrow (and pick Karen and Tony up from the airport) so it will probably be late when I home.. Sure hope you are feeling better tomorrow, if you aren't you should get yourself to the doctor.

Christine said...

Hi Audrey!! So sorry you've been feeling so yucky, but I can't believe how productive you've been at the same time. Don't know if that would be me. LOL Love you Teddy Bear box. Who knew we'd be using the same theme at almost the same time?! An that little teacup project is fabulous. I love my teas - great gift idea. See you later. Hope you feel lots better soon, girl!!

Wende said...

OMG Audrey, that is adorable. I am a tea drinker and this is just perfect. Hope you are feeling better soon.

"Um Buggin" said...

Oh Audrey, this is just too adorable! I love it, and to think you did it while under the weather. I must give it to ya girlfriend, you come up with the most awesome creations even when you are not 100%. I know your friend is going to love it. Take care of yourself and get rid of that nasty bug. Chat soon!

Hugz, xx


Dawn said...

Oh my goodness these are such an adorable idea!
I don't even drink tea but would love to make and give some.
Now go relax and take care of yourself and drink some tea.
Hugz from afar

Ohhh Snap said...

I've never tried the UTEE in molds. It's adorable! Thanks for the heads up about the Print Gocco!!

BTW, your workspace couldn't possibly be more hectic than mine :D. Some would say messy, I say hectic, busy, having creative supplies close to hand lol.

Hope you feel better soon! I've been pretty much a hermit to try to avoid the bugs going around.

Love That Bug said...

Hey Sweetie,
I see you are more talented when you are sick than I am when I am feeling my best!
This is super cute, I may have to try that Ute stuff.
Many hugs

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow.... this is way too cute! and what a clever way to use UTEE! love it, thanks for sharing!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Oh wow. Love your little tea cups Audrey. So beautiful. :)

Jean said...

Audrey, hope you are feeling better and really hope you aren't getting the flu. These are adorable. I got a melting pot not too long ago, but I haven't used it much. Seeing this makes me realize I need to get it out! :)

Lori Apgar said...

What an awesome little project!! So glad it lifted your spirits! I hope you are feeling better soon Audrey!

Toni said...

what a cute idea ....

just2ducky said...

Hope you feel better soon. Seems like everyone isn't feeling well lately... So sad! I think you better curl up with some of that tea and take a bit of break! Very cute holder and great tutorial!!!

Staying Crafty said...

Love it!

Rhonda Emery said...

so glad you are back to visiting. I was starting to get worrried about you. hope you are well. Your project is so pretty tfs. hugs

scrappin sista said...

You are so darn creative!!!! This is another wonderful project!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

You are so awesome! I wish I could come up with projects like this. Thanks for sharing.

I hope you are feeling better!

Gemini-Heather said...

I love repurposed things. This is just too cute what a great idea!