This past Christmas, I got a 5 Year Journal for my Mom. I also got one for myself so that we could both write for a year and then switch on the 2nd year, etc. So every other year we'd get our own back and get to read what the other wrote the previous year.
I was decidedly bored with every other unfinished project I have going on so I yanked out some white cotton and some old tea and put them together - with the journal in mind.
I love a nice hot tea fabric drink. Mmm.
Just give it a stir and let it sit long enough to stain it. I gave it about 15-20 minutes while I ate dinner. It could need more, or less. I'm no expert with tea!
Hand wash it to get the extra tea outta there.
And toss it in the dryer! Look at that color. That's the good stuff right there.
The stuff dreams are made of. No, really.
And now with terribly yellowed lighting - I plan out the chopping up of the fabric, to turn it into a little bag for the journal. Nothing fancy - just a little drawstring bad-boy oughta do.
And maybe a stripey drawstring? Yes, that'll do too.
Finish it up with a nice running stitch for that handmade touch. That's where the love is at folks!
Mom - this one's for you!