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The Magic of Coasters & Cup Lids

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{The Magic of Coasters and Cup Lids}| Tired of your coffee or tea getting cold too quickly? These coasters and cup lids will help keep your drink warm and toasty. www.TheUrbanCountess.com

Coasters and Cup Lids

Greetings Tribe!

I’ve been talking about them and now it’s finally time! The coaster and cup sets are now available and for sale on both my Shop page and Etsy!! I’m excited to offer them in brick red, a variegated purple & green, as well as sky blue. Take a look below to see which one is your favorite!

{The Magic of Coasters and Cup Lids}| Tired of your coffee or tea getting cold too quickly? These coasters and cup lids will help keep your drink warm and toasty. www.TheUrbanCountess.com
{The Magic of Coasters and Cup Lids}| Tired of your coffee or tea getting cold too quickly? These coasters and cup lids will help keep your drink warm and toasty. www.TheUrbanCountess.com
{The Magic of Coasters and Cup Lids}| Tired of your coffee or tea getting cold too quickly? These coasters and cup lids will help keep your drink warm and toasty. www.TheUrbanCountess.com
{The Magic of Coasters and Cup Lids}| Tired of your coffee or tea getting cold too quickly? These coasters and cup lids will help keep your drink warm and toasty. www.TheUrbanCountess.com

Reiki Infused & Color Magic

I infuse Reiki energy in each item I make. The type of intended energy that is used is per the color and what it already helps with and corresponds too. I think surrounding yourself with certain colors is important. It's no different that when you wear a red dress, because it helps you stand out and feel confident. So, pick out the color you are most drawn too and see below what each color means.

  • Brick Red - |Root Chakra| - Courage, joy, & renewal
  • Purple & Green - |Crown & Heart Chakra| - Harmony, growth, intuition, & wisdom
  • Sky Blue - |Throat Chakra| - Peace, spirituality, & tranquility

 


To read all about the process and inspiration of making the coaster and cup lids, you can read my previous posts here. To get yours now, run on over to my shop page and automatically get 20% off or use the code 'NEWTRIBE' to get 20% off in my Etsy shop!!!

Until the next time..

Light & Love,

A.C.

How to Use Handmade Coasters & Cup Lids

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How to Use Handmade Coasters & Cup Lids| Hate how your coffee or hot tea gets cold too quickly? Use handmade coaster and cup lid to keep your drink warm and cozy! www.TheUrbanCountess.com

Last week, I showed you my current wip (work in progress) the coaster and cup lid sets. I’m happy to have settled on a final design and color options as well! I was going to make different designs, but then figured why not keep it simple? I'm really pleased with the look and functionality of everything. I did a right fine job too! I might be a little biased tho’. :::wink:::  So let’s get into how these puppies work!

How to Use Handmade Coasters & Cup Lids| Hate how your coffee or hot tea gets cold too quickly? Use handmade coaster and cup lid to keep your drink warm and cozy! www.TheUrbanCountess.com

|Fancy Drinking Etiquette|

 

  • Steep On! – If you’re a fellow tea drinker, then you know all too well the perils of waiting for your tea to steep. Often times, I will put my tea bag in the cup with the intention of letting it steep for maybe five minutes or so. And then 15 minutes later when I remember my tea, it’s too cool and the perfect drinking temperature is gone! It’s been exposed to all that open air and the heat has just slipped right on out of the cup. But alas, no more!! I can really kind of forget about my tea for a little while now, because it’s covered by the cup lid. Granted… it’s not straight from the kettle piping hot, but its mosdef still hot enough to enjoy! Sometimes… I have to remove the cup lid in order for it to let my tea cool down. So yeah, this is one of my favorite features!
  • Fake is Fine - I've chosen to make these with a synthetic yarn, as opposed to a natural fiber for the simple fact that it will be easier to wash. I know I don't want to have to pull out some Woolite every time things get a little dirty and I'm sure you don't either. While hand-washing is always going to be the best option for any yarn-ish type of item, you will have the option to throw the coaster and cup lid in with the rest of your laundry.
  • Let's Break a Sweat - On the flip side of the coin (or drink?), I especially like using the coaster when I'm drinking a cold beverage. It works wonders on absorbing the condensation! Whether its glass or wood, I don't worry about anything seeping through. I have also been known to use the coaster and cup lid with a glass of wine while chilling outside. You really don't have to worry about flies or wasps trying to have their own pool party in your drink!
  • Tea Party for One, Please! - I'm just gonna put it out there that these are freaking cute and people will always remark on your coaster and cup lid set. They are a great conversation piece and will give you all the cute and dainty feels. I mean.. is there really anything else to say after that?

So these are the main reason why I love these little guys so so much! You know.. Other than the fact that I made them. :) Keep a look out for the coaster and cup lids being available on my Shop Page and use coupon code NEWTRIBE to get 20% off your purchase in my Etsy Shop!

Until the next time my friend..

Light & Love,

A.C.

The Makings of Coasters & Cup Lids

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|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!

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The Makings of Coasters & Cup Lids| www.theurbancountess.com

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?

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|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,

A.C.