But I wasn’t very good about documenting it.
This coffee cozy was made using a great little tutorial from House on Hill Road. The fit was a little tight on this cup, which is ceramic but looks like a paper one. I bet the pattern dimensions are perfect on a standard coffee cup. The cup and cozy were a Christmas gift for my sister in Park City. We picked her family in the Christmas gift lotto this year, so I made them a simple advent calendar using one of my all time favorite fabrics and included some gifts to open as they counted down the days to Christmas. I think this gift was day 11.
I love the patchwork combination, but that button kind of drives me nuts. I feel like something a bit more simple would have better suited my sister’s tastes, but I didn’t have access to my jar of buttons when I was finishing it off. I stole that button from a previous project. (Edited to note that my sister tells me that the button is her favorite part. )
I wish I had a good photo of the advent calendar. But I don’t. I wish I wasn’t too lazy to take a good photo of the Black Apple doll I made for my baby girl.* But I am. And I wish I wasn’t so last minute on gifts this year and had taken photos of the custom tissue box covers I made for my mom and my youngest sister. But I was. So I didn’t. (So there.)
Guess what else? 2009 was really great and I am very much looking forward to 2010. That’s about as reflective/forward-looking as I am capable of being right now. I have a “things I’d like to sew in the coming year” post flitting around in my head, but I know myself well enough to know that I won’t stick to it. So I’ll just save it for my sketch book. Or write the same post and title it “stuff i will probably never get around to making.” That might be fun.
I would like to say that I adore having this space to share this very small corner of my world. Creating would be a heck of a lot less fun and satisfying if I didn’t have my blog friends by my “virtual” side. Thank you for that!
*Part of the lack of motivation to take a good photo may be due to the fact that I managed to sew the legs on backwards. Um. Twice. As in: I sewed the legs on backwards, ripped the seam, flipped the legs around, and then somehow managed to sew them on backwards again. At which point, I decided that it was meant to be. The pattern is great, btw. Super sweet and super quick. The best kind of pattern there is.