The Easy Friday List, June 15

This is my weekly list (posted every Friday) of items that have made my life easier in some measurable way these last seven days. Maybe they can make your life easier too.

Nintendo: Stress. Relief. God bless Mario Kart Wii.

Adult-Sized Sippy Cups: Hydration is important, particularly when the temperature hovers somewhere around the boiling point.

Double Fold Bias Tape: Not only does it finish projects beautifully, it also hides a million mistakes around the edges. Thank goodness I am fast and good at sewing binding.

Tea Cozy: I love tea. My biggest problem with tea is that by the time I get around to drinking a second cup, the tea in the brewer is cold. I have a Bodum Assam 17 oz. brewer; it steeps tea wonderfully but it doesn’t keep it warm after steeping. So I made a tea cozy.

The wonderful tea cozy at fig+fence.

It has cotton batting between two layers of fabric... keeps the tea nice and warm.

I’ll be posting more pictures of it soon. I’m thinking about writing a tutorial for it. Let me know it you’re interested.

Martha Stewart: Martha Stewart is the reason I haven’t been blogging much this week. (Yes, I’m blaming Martha even though I’ve blogged about as much as I usually blog.) I’ve been assembling some cubby hole shelves from Martha Stewart Living in the new craft room.

Yes, NEW CRAFT ROOM. Please excuse the shouting. I am so excited about getting my sewing machine and supplies out of the room some people like to call a dining room (still can’t figure out why). Pictures soon!