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The Makings of Coasters & Cup Lids

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The Makings of Coasters & Cup Lids|

|Coasters and Cup Lids:  A Love Story|

Over the past couple of years, I’ve had this idea rolling around in my head to make coasters and cup lids. It started out as an invention out of necessity, as most things do. So, once upon a time, I used to work next to a warehouse. I was in a small room where eight to ten of us sat and there were a couple of doors that connected to said warehouse. People would come in and out of these doors all day and if you’ve ever worked in or visited a warehouse then you’ll know that it’s just like being outdoors. There is major dust, spider webs, and bugs. Lots and lots of bugs!

The Makings of Coasters & Cup Lids|
The Makings of Coasters & Cup Lids|

I'm a tea drinker. I like to have my tea every morning, especially while I’m working and I like to sip on it over the course of a few hours. As you can imagine, having an open cup in an area such as this can be problematic! After getting up to go talk about business matters (or hangout..) I would come back to drink my beloved tea and there would be gnats in it! (the horror!) How dare they throw their little gnatty bodies into my warm and comforting tea! I wasn’t about to change out my favorite tea cup and saucer for something ugly that happened to have a lid. So, I decided to just make my own lid with some scarp yarn I had and a coaster to go along with it, because… why not? Then something magical happened! Not only did it keep the gnats out of my drink, it also kept it hotter longer! I’d say it’s a win-win, right?

The Makings of Coasters & Cup Lids|

|Going to the Workshed|

Now that I have a basic design, I can get a little more creative and refine it to what I feel works best. I've tried a couple different designs for the lid, but the dome is the original and my favorite. It allows you to fill your cup up pretty full and not worry about it touching your drink. Of course, as I’ve mentioned before, these are still a work in progress so more colors will become available later.

Which colors would you like to see?

Until the next time my friend..

Light & Love,