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Jun 2, 2010

A Gift For Coffee Lovers

Good morning!  Can I just tell you how much fun it is to have both of my boys home with me?  I love having days off from work. (Hopefully I'll still be saying the same thing later in the summer.)  ;)  We've had such a nice day so far... eating some yummy, made-from-scratch breakfast, watching a couple of cute cartoons together, playing Sorry (my oldest's favorite board game) -- And now, my boys are building Legos while I sort through totes of clothes.  That's one really great thing about having 2 boys.  Between my oldest son's out grown clothes & those from other family members... I don't think I'm ever going to have to buy my youngest son anything for years!

So... onto something crafty!  Have you seen the latest challenge on the Moxie Fab World blog?!?  It's called Fun With Fabric & there are LOTS of cool fabric projects linked to inspire you.  I love incorporating fabric in my projects & today I have something that I made with felt.

My charge nurse at work knows how much I love coffee & buys me a "Friday Treat" from the hospital coffee shop when we've had a tough week.  I usually try to sneak some $$$ into her office, but she finds me out more often than not.  So... I wanted to make her a little something to say 'thank you.

I've been oogling these cute coffee sleeves on Etsy and wanted to try one out for myself.  I buy my felt from Heather Bailey's shop (she has the softest, most colorful felt that I've found!).  I die cut some decorative pieces from a couple of Papertrey Ink dies and then hand-cut some flowers and leaves and stitched everything together.  The crochet flower was from My Mind's Eye.

I think my sleeve turned out kind of cute, but I wanted a card to go along with it... so I just hand-cut a coffee mug shape out of kraft paper and added a stamped sentiment (from MFT).  The card is two pieces.  The piece with the handle is the back and the front was the same shape, minus the handle.  The top of the mug is adhered together and the coffee sleeve just slides right onto the front of the card.  (sorry if this is confusing)  In lieu of an envelope, I slipped my coffee giftie into a little glassine bag and hand delivered it.

Well.... I need to scoot!  My youngest has decided to try on almost every piece of clothing that I've folded while I've been typing my blog post.  ;)  Hope you all have a great day!


  1. I {heart} this! She must love this little thank you to hold eash time she savours a sip! Cute work and cleaver cup card. I think I may case this idea for my home schooling moms in the fall as a "back to school" treat for them. Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Not only are you a saint (how many games of Sorry can you sit through?), but you are a magician too. Your hand-cut coffee cup is so good Julie. I love that the sleeve you made for your coworker can just slip over the front! Cool!

    You're so clever :)
    I think I'm gonna have to get some good felt and try this one! LOVE IT!

  4. This is SO adorable~I love it!

  5. This cup holder is just too cute! tfs Sounds like you were having a great day with the boys until he got into the laundry... reolding is no fun. I love your blog colors and style, makes me smile!

  6. Such a cute coffee sleeve -- and so smart the way you created the card so that it could slip on the front. Love the idea! Bet the recipient loved it, too! :)

  7. Adorable! I would love to make one of these. Great job!
    Kim Kesti
    Go-to Gal

  8. Hey Julie! Thanks for entering the Fun with Fabric challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)


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