A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards.
~ A. A. Milne
I love the thought of sitting down with Issa and having a cup of tea . In New Zealand, at school in the morning, they don't have a snack, they have Morning Tea. When we face time late at night, she has just come home from school to a cup of chamomile tea with honey for her Afternoon Tea. Sometimes I make a cup for myself and we have tea together.
I was so happy to find this Michael Miller fabric on Fabric.com. I knew that it would make the perfect pillowcase for Sweet Issa.
So I measured the body of my fabric 27 inches long, the cuff nine inches and the little accent strip 1 and 1/2 inches. I then laid them out on my cutting mat, one on top of the other and evened the widths all perfectly the same with a rotary cutter. I sewed up the side seams to make 3 fabric circles, and then sewed up the end of the body of the pillowcase.
In this photo, I have all 3 pieces of fabric layered together, the body, the accent strip which is in between the body and the cuff, and the polka dot cuff, which is on top. I finished the seams with a zig zag. (I did not use my serger because it had dark thread in it!)
I miss my all of my girlies when they aren't here with me, but honestly my Proper Tea with Issa at midnight is the perfect ending to my day.