Good morning. Care for a cup of coffee?
Are you familiar with Polka Dot Cottage? Lisa makes incredible buttons and jewelry out of polymer clay. When I say incredible, I mean incredible. I am amazed at what she does. Awhile back, Lisa asked me if I would take part in her big button challenge. Sure, why not? So she sent me a button and I was to make something using the button. The result: french press cozy.
Honestly, I was planning on making a tufted pillow, but Sarah beat me to the punch. Have you seen hers? It's stunning! I thought about making a coffee cup cozy. When I was telling Emily my reservations about making yet another coffee cozy (not much of a challenge in my mind), she suggested a french press cozy. Perfect! I whipped it up the next day.
I followed my own coffee cozy directions except that the french press cozy is just a long rectangle. I measured the circumference of the pot with a string – high tech, I know – and cut a linen rectangle and a piece of insulated batting 1.25 inches longer and 1 inch higher than the measurements. For the outside fabric, I used a Japanese cheater print that I bought from Leslie and a small piece of linen so the button would pop. I really like how it turned out.
I'm just about ready to pour my third cup this morning. I am completely exhausted from our weekend in New York. I feel like I am suffering from some kind of sensory overload. My mind is overflowing with inspiration and ideas and I am seeing quilt squares when I close my eyes. I'm going to take a day or two to settle back in to our routine and to get some rest. See you in a couple of days.