Sunday, January 11, 2009

My Coffee Has a Sweater


I thought my coffee was cold so I made him (or her) a sweater. We all long to be wrapped up, cozy and warm, on a wintry day...even coffee cups.

All this little sweater is, is a cuff of one of my old sweaters. I felted the sweater before I cut off the cuff to make the fibers bind together, and to make the sweater more snug around the coffee cup.

I rolled the cut end inside about an inch and a half so the ends won't fray. Blue embroidery floss is stitched on the top and bottom, and a happy, little heart stitched on the front.

This simple little project will help the landfills as well as keep my hands cool and the coffee warm.

Oh the joys of winter crafting!

13 comments:

J said...

I love it! cute, simple, creative. My next perfect project. :o)

Gabrielle said...

This is awesome, can I copy it? Or will you guest blog about it over at SWB, even better! Let me know!

Andreal said...

Yes, I'f love to be a guest blogger!

Gabrielle said...

Okay, send your post over to me in a .doc and your photos in jpeg. I'll make a pdf for a download. Thanks!!!

Jessy said...

That's so cool Andy!
Ps. I've got a thing about in Christ alone at the moment and it always reminds me of you! :)

Just Me... said...

I absolutely love this! Are you selling these? I didn't look around long enough to see, but this is something you should pitch to Starbucks-

Seriously.

Much cuter than the current coffee-collar made of cardboard!

Melanie said...

This is adorable Andeal. I hope you don't mind but I submitted it to re-nest.com to show to their readers; it's so great I had to share it with the rest of the world! I enjoy reading all your posts!

Gabrielle said...

Hey, grabbed a photo of you for my latest post! Thanks for being so special to us!

Send me the cup cozy stuff!

Katherine said...

this is way to cute! Love it!!!

Dancing B*a*g Lady said...

O magazine has a great story about a sweater, which was given as a gift from an uncle to his niece. She outgrew this very distinct sweater and gave it away to a worthy cause.

2o years later she had started a micro lending company for women in a third world country. During one of her visits in this country she caught a glimpse of a familiar sweater.

She had to find out if it was her sweater and asked to see the tag that she had written her name.

It was her sweater. There's nothing better than a great sweater and apparently for coffee mugs as well.

Brandy Lawrence said...

Next time you're in town, give me a call! Gabe, you and I can do something fun!

Dancing B*a*g Lady said...

Make you make your way over to believe act go and accept your graditude/attitude award.

Keep inspiring.

PopArtDiva said...

What a great idea! I can keep my coffee warm and reuse a favorite sweater or coat that no longer fits me - I love it.