Wow, I can hardly believe this is my 100th post! What more fitting time for it to fall than for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Winter Coffee Lovers Hop, as it was their Spring hop and Photobucket’s failure to allow comments that finally pushed me into the 21st century and to start this blog almost 9 months ago. I’ve been amazed to have over 30 subscribers and over 1400 visitors already (155 of you yesterday), leaving over 1100 sweet comments. I know it’s small beans to most of you seasoned bloggers, but it blows me away! Thank you all for your support and following my crafts wherever the whim takes me!
Today’s project are a pair of nice, warm wintry flannel coffee sleeves I made. One for a friend, and one for blog candy. (More on that later. wink-wink.)
I’m sure you can easily find tutorials on the net, so I didn’t bother with a tutorial. I will, however give you a couple of tips if found helpful to keep in mind…
- Make sure you have your two pieces of material with right sides facing each other and the interfacing on top of the piece that you want to be facing out.
- Remember, the wider the sleeve, the easier it will be to turn it inside-out after you sew up the three sides.
- You’ll also note I cut my ends at a different angle than the sleeve I used as a pattern. That’s because I wanted them to overlap straight.
- And make sure your hair band (a new one, of course!) is between the two pieces of material, with the connector outside your seam and the loop for the button toward the inside. (I goofed this up and did it reverse on the first go-round.)
- Sew back and forth a couple of times over the elastic. Then when turned inside out, top stitch over it a couple more times to give it strength.
- JoAnn Snuggle Flannel Fabric – Coffee Anyone by Springs Creative Products Group
- Heavyweight interfacing
- Brown thread
- Elastic hair tie
- Recollections button embellishments (remove the foam backing)
If you’d like to join the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop, too, you can check it out here: http://wp.me/p5K3PQ-4w
*********** giveaway now closed ***************
Now, about that blog candy for you, my peeps!
Would you like to have a chance at winning this flannel coffee sleeve! (Sorry, the other one is already spoken for!) Pay close attention: Leave ONE comment on this post before 8 am EASTERN time, Sunday, December 20, 2015, telling me: which you do more… buy your hot drinks to-go, or make your own? If you don’t answer the question in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy (and won’t be offended!). ONE ENTRY/COMMENT per person for this sleeve! (Blog followers, keep reading and you’ll find out why the change to my usual candy rules!) On December 20, 2015 I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and announce it here on the blog some time before noon EASTERN time. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.
Here’s a second blog candy giveaway JUST FOR THOSE WHO FOLLOW MY BLOG – USA mailing addresses only (Sorry, international peeps, it’s just too expensive to send heavier ‘candy’.):
I got an extra yard of this material to share with one of you! It’s JoAnn Snuggle Flannel Fabric – Coffee Anyone you can make anything you can imagine with it -except children’s sleepwear, as written on the selvage edge – coffee sleeves, teapot cozies, place mats, curtains, clothing… whatever!
Would you like to have a chance at winning a yard of this flannel coffee fabric? Pay close attention: You MUST be a follower of this blog. If you’re not already, there’s a button on the home page that says FOLLOW where you can sign up. Leave a SECOND comment (or a first if you’re not interested in the sleeve) on this post before 8 am EASTERN time, Sunday, December 20, 2015, telling me that you are a follower AND what you’d make with this fabric. If you don’t tell me that you are a follower AND what you’d make in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy (and won’t be offended!). ONE ENTRY per follower! (Again, sorry, international peeps, you can’t win this one, but the other blog candy IS open to anyone.) On December 20, 2015 I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and announce it here on the blog some time before noon EASTERN time. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.
Almost forgot to mention… since this is fabric and for those of you that care, this is a smoke-free, pet-free home. (although, if I had my druther’s, I’d rather have a cat! sigh)
Thanks again for all your support and kind, sweet comments!
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D.Ann……Congratulations on 100 posts!!! That’s fabulous!! A real milestone. As a follower of yours, I really appreciate the time and care you put into your posts. From the wonderful card or project you are sharing…to the artful arrangement of your photos…to the interesting and informative anecdotes and personal experiences you relate…..to the funny memes you include (esp the cat ones!)……everywhere one looks on your blog there is something intriguing and inspiring. You are one of my blog heroes!!!
Love the warm, fuzzy flannel coffee sleeve! Since I live rather remotely, the only time I get coffee to-go is when we travel 2 hrs away to the “big city”…..population 32,000!!! Hahahaha… Even then, I hate to ask hubby to stop for me to get a Starbucks. I just look longingly out the window with that sad puppydog look and 1 time in 5 he gets the message. Lately, though, he has offered to stop before I even had a chance to put on a good hangdog look. He must be ill. 😀 All that to say that I usu make my own hot drinks! lol… Thanks so much for the chance to win your coffee sleeve.
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Ooooohhhhh…..coffee fabric!! How clever of you to be offering this as blog candy for your USA followers……of which I am one!! Yay!! Okay…..what would I make with this??? Well, the first thing that comes to mind is a little cloth coffeemaker cover for a coffeemaker I do not have……yet. You see, I don’t have very many countertop appliances because I have cats….you knew that, didn’t you! I don’t want wafting cat hairs getting in things.
I have never had a coffee-maker, per se. For decades I have made what I call “cowboy coffee”……heat up water in a saucepan to near boiling, dump in the grounds, and let it “brew” for a bit, and filter it into a quart jar. I make it strong like “cowboys” (and my hubby) drink and then I add milk and flavored half n half to mine. Sometime ago, hubby brought back from his mom’s house an old vacuum coffee-making contraption. I figured out how to use it and no longer had to filter my coffee. That was nice and faster! But the rubber gasket that was probably 50 or more years old finally gave out and I am back to cowboy coffee. Now I am considering an actual coffeemaker but I would need to keep it covered so airborne cat hairs would stay out of it. So, I think I would have a great excuse to buy a coffeemaker if I won this fabric to make a cover for it!! 🙂 Thanks for the chance!!!
jwoolbright at gmail dot com
Hi D. Ann, I am a follower and congrats on your 100 post! Loving your coffee cozies,they look darling.I would love this material for i am saving all kinds of coffee material for a quilt i want to make.
Hello, D.Ann, please do not include me in your candy draws, but I wanted to pop in and congratulate you on 100 posts! Wishing you many more fun blog posts in the future!
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the cozie! I make my own coffee at home 😉
OK…You know if I LOVE the cozie…I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fabric…would make a pillow for my craft studio chair 😉
Oh my, how in the world am I going to resist that coffee patterned flannel? Soft flannel and a cup of hot coffee with lots of hot milk are just the thing to warm me up on a cold winter morning. Never mind that I’m trying to cut down on my coffee intake, because some days just call for nothing less than a cuppa joe! I would use this to make a soft pillow cover for my dog Toby who doesn’t drink coffee but likes to watch me drink it! Thanks for the blog candy and for sharing your sweet coffee cozy!
Fabulous project. Love the pattern you choose. It is nice to have an extra cozy in the car because not all place give out cozies. TFS
Your flannel coffee cozies are so cute! I love the design on the material! What a great idea!
Happy 100th! I love this project! I normally make mine at home with some flavored creamer and then more at work…lol… but on the weekends I’ll buy it.
Fabulous coffee sleeves and flannel at that D.Ann! Congrats on your 100th post. TFS your project!
Oh what fun coffee cup sleeves!
wow! How fun are these?! I wish I could sew…well, I do on paper but want to move to fabric! Congrats on your 100th post! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats on your 100th Post – I have made these in the past – they are so nice to have – I actually make my own coffee – I make Mocha’s – less sugar and use Cocoa and Silk Almond Milk – YUM! I did not see anywhere to sign up to follow your blog – but it is OK not to include me in the drawing as I can easily make my own – saw your creation at the Coffee Blog lovers hop and I wanted to comment – have a blessed day! Drink your coffee!
One hundred posts are nothing to sneeze at! Way to go!! And these coffee sleeves are marvelous! I’m afraid I don’t have enough time to sew fun things anymore. But I do love these!
Another fun and fabulous project!!
Congrats on 100 posts! Awesome! I make my own coffee every day. I usually buy something special at DD once a week (usually when I have to close & I need to stay awake to count the moolah!). Your cozies are so adorable! You are so sweet to offer one. ❤
I am one of your blog followers and so enjoy your posts. That fabric is gorgeous and I think I would make a pillow from it if I had some. 😉 I have a nice Janome that needs to be used (if I could just get to it through all the crafty stuff in front of it). lol
How neat! Great project and well done! (Congrats on your 100 posts! )
what a cool project! That fabric is awesome!!