Friday, May 25, 2012

Everything is better when it's cozy

It's absolutely true. A cozy sweater is better than not; cozy socks, cozy blankets, cozy mittens and hats (as long as they have style as well), cozy pillows, cozy phone cases...

And cozy mugs! or mug cozies, whichever you prefer.
I found this pattern the other day while I was looking around for something new and different to do; preferably something that wouldn't take up so much time and easy enough for me to figure it out without trying too hard. As it turns out, this is exactly what I was looking for.

It took me just under an hour to finish. I'm guessing that if you're the kind of person that actually knows how to crochet and isn't just winging it, you could get it done in half that time. So extremely easy (trust me! I don't have much experience when it comes to this sort of thing).

And, since I absolutely cannot take credit for this adorable little thing, if you're looking to make one yourself, is exactly where you need to go.

And! This is my favorite part, I think. If you have friends or family that love coffee or tea (and I'm guessing you probably do), it's the perfect little gift. So great.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Testing the Waters

Dear Reader,

I have a secret.

I want to start an Etsy.
A really bold move, I know. But it's true. 
I would love it so much.

So this is the start of what I hope turns into a little crafty business. Eek! I'm so excited :)

This is what I've been spending my week on, perfecting and tweaking. And (I think) it's absolutely perfected! I'm so excited to share this with you all!

Owl Phone Cozies!

For those of you who know me, you know that I'm almost obsessed with owls. If it made any sense at all to own one, I absolutely would. But since it doesn't, I had to settle for creating one. After several different little mini-models I finally think I've found the one I want! There's even a little pocket on the back side so you can slip in your headphones, license, etc. The poor middle guy there was all sewed up before I realized it would be smart to add a button on the inside so you can keep your iPod or phone all snug and secure. I'll probably give him a snap or something.

And there it is! Big enough to fit an iPod touch, phone, camera, etc. And roomy enough that a pair of headphones in the back pocket doesn't really make a difference.

So. My fingers and toes are all crossed. Here we go!