Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Back to school

The first day back to school after any sort of break is killer, but yesterday was worse than ever. I had so many loose ends to tie up from December and all I really wanted was to be home with my new sewing machine.

I dashed home, got dinner on, tidied up a bit and headed to my craft room. The first thing I worked on was another set of cat cards (by request). I wasn't sure about the paper, I didn't have much selection, but I really like the way they turned out. Not quite as "matchy" as mine usually are.



The second thing I really wanted to try was a coffee cozy from the book that I purchased just before Christmas called Fabric Leftovers. I love love love my coffee, but my favourite coffee place doesn't provide those little cuffs for the cups to keep you hands from burning. I always ask for it to be "double cupped" because otherwise I can't hold it. I thought this was a cute solution.



I need to adjust the size a little bit from the pattern in the book. But it was soo much fun to make!! I wouldn't have been able to do it on my old machine.

The last thing I wanted to do last night was make another patchwork wristlet. I have it in my head how I wanted to do it but I ran out of steam at around 8:00 and hit the couch. Hopefully tonight.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!! Those cat cards are so puuuuuuurrrfect!! lol I had purchased a different set from you, both those are so beautiful with the blues!! You are awesome!

HeyJude said...

I love your cat cards and your wristlets are really gorgeous! I too am a teacher - don't go back for 2 and a half weeks yet - dreading it....

lindiepindie said...

I've been wondering about that book, but haven't been able to see it in person yet. Do you like it? Great idea making your own coffee cuff. And isn't it nice to be able to do more stuff with your new machine - it just opens up new avenues. Very exciting!

lera said...

cute coffee cup. it's a great idea. (i don't drink coffee though)

i like the cards, too. they turned out very nice.

Anonymous said...

Love the cat cards. I like the colourful look to them.

Anonymous said...

hey, did you ever make those mittens? if so did it take more then one ball??? it seriously only took one ball for my but it was close... bigger hands might have taken 2.. anywho... your sewing skills are fabulous... nice work!

kimberly said...

Oh those cards are great!! I also just love that coffee cup thingy-oh I need that book, sounds dangerous though. ;)

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking about you and how your back to work week was going. You're more than halfway done with the week now!

Mae said...

The coffee sleeve is a great idea Karyn. Very eco-oriented and that's where its all at. Wherever did you get the idea?

Mae said...

Okay. *redfaced* I should have read the post more thoroughly. No need to answer that last question ...

kathy said...

Ooo, interesting to finally see someone making something from Fabric Leftovers. It is on my Amazon wish list, but I would like to know more about it before I buy. What do you think of it?

jojo* said...

Love the cat cards!! How fun! This post is right up my alley. We are all cat and coffee lovers here.