|"Hello? Avon calling..."|
It was a wonderful weekend here on the Farm....
Once the cooking, eating, and cleaning up was over with on Thursday,
Hubby and I had the rest of the weekend to do exactly what we wanted to do... hibernate.
Not that we weren't busy around here; there were still chores to do,
like cleaning out the sheep barn and tidying up around the house.
I also made a batch of homemade hot tamales on Friday.
I've had several people ask me how I make them,
so I'm going to do a post on that soon to share my recipe.
After all the chores were done, I spent the rest of my time in my sewing room.
I've had some really cute projects I've been wanting to work on for a while now
and since I planned on giving some of them as gifts for Christmas this year,
I figured I'd better get busy.
I've been wanting to make up some of these for my coffee-loving friends~ a coffee cup cozy.
I've seen hundreds of patterns for these online, but the one I decided to try can be found here.
I wanted to add a little extra flair to mine,
so I did some embroidery and applique on each one before I cut out the top pieces.
Once the embroidery is finished and the front and back pieces cut out,
the next step is to cut a thin piece of batting
to sandwich in between and then I'm ready to start sewing them together.
All that was left was to sew in some Velcro to fasten it together and....
Here they are!
Cozy #1: "Peace, Love, Coffee" (Cute, huh?)
Cozy #2: "Hot Stuff"
(Somebody's gonna have to be feeling a little sassy to use this one...)
Cozy #3: "Downloading"
(This one is my favorite... I don't know why, but it speaks to me... *grin*)
I thought about keeping one for myself and giving the others as gifts, but....
it's kinda hard to choose...
I have plenty of fabric so I could always make more, right?
Guess I'll be in my sewing room again today.... :)
Happy Tuesday, everyone!