So, I’ve been keeping the devil away by making my hands busy. Or however that old adage goes.
Awhile ago, my BFF Robin asked me to make her a coffee cup cozy. This is usually what you get when you go to Starbucks:
So I went to my stash of felted wool sweaters and found a cool blue sweater that hadn’t seen much action. I dug through my craft box for my trusty needle felter and cut off a length of ivory yarn. And then sifted through my box of buttons. This is what I came up with:
Erm, this cup is really little. This is the back:
I myself am not a coffee drinker, but I think this cozy is easy to use and easy to carry around (it’s been stuffed in my bag for the last 3 weeks).
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!
A few months ago, I came across this pattern for a Pleated Purse. I thought it looked cute and easy, so I found some reversible upholstery fabric and went to work. This is what it turned out like:
I had to do this all by hand, because my sewing machine HATES MY GUTS AND WANTS ME TO CUSS. I even had to bust out the iron to do this. The poor thing was so covered in dust I was kind of embarrassed for it.
Here’s the inside:
I like to make pockets that are different sized: one for the cell phone and the other for whatever. I think I could’ve made pockets on both sides, but I was in a wee bit of a lazy mood. Also, I had to iron, so this was practically work.
And then, to give you size and scope of the whole thing with straps:
It’s a wee bit on the old-lady-with-the-ugly-bag side, I’ll admit. But it goes with my balls of yarn and knitting needles and arthritis medicine. All I need is a tube of Bengay and some Geritol.