Using this Tea-Time Mat pattern from thesplitstitch that I found on Pinterest.com, I made a little tea-mat for a friend's birthday. I just love it, the cute tea-bag applique, the nice use of scraps, and the size is perfect for a cup of tea and small dish of cookies!
closer up of the applique...first done with double-sided fusible web and ironed on, then hand stitched around the edges...notice my 'handmade' tag on the side
simple patterned cloth for the back
finished product...notice the piece of lace dividing the pattern, I rarely work with lace, but loved the way it turned out