Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hugs to You

Next week I'll be traveling to Pennsylvania for work, but since I only have a few hours of work, I decided to extend the trip a couple of days and take my daughter. My mom is driving down to meet us, too. We're planning on going to the Hershey Factory. It's been about 10 years since I've been there, but I loved the Wonka-ness of the place. I'm really looking forward to seeing my daughter's face when she sees all the chocolate (well, maybe I'm looking forward to a little chocolate also. ;).

It's time for another Play Date Cafe challenge, and this one is a 2 week challenge. Here are this week's colors:

I loved those fingerless gloves (they wouldn't work in South Dakota, but I love how they look). It reminded me of a coffee cozy I saw a while ago (sorry I can't remember who to credit for this idea!). I used one of my husband's wool socks to make this cozy:

I started by cutting off the ribbed cuff of a wool sock. I stitched over the edges with some felt ric-a-rac to keep the edges from fraying. Yes, the hand stitching is atrocious....I was obviously paying more attention to the TV show I was watching. Seriously, though, I think a little adhesive would help when stitching through the heavy ribbing of the sock.

I die cut the white label and pink heart from Stamp School wool felt and added the same "homespun" stitching on the heart. The circle is digital paper from the "I Wanna Be" collection at Two Peas. Here's a close-up:

I slipped the cozy over a travel coffee cup just to show you how it looks. Other than the stitching, the project came together very quickly. Now I'm looking at my kids' sweaters to see what kinds of cuffs they have...

I also make a hybrid card to go with the coffee cozy:

I started by layering portions of the chevron papers from the same "I Wanna Be" collection. I printed the image along with a pink solid and green with grey hearts paper from the same collection. I die cut the same pink felt I used on the cozy.

For the arrows, the veneer arrow wasn't long enough, so I used two different arrows and covered them with the heart. I finished the card off with a Waltzingmouse sentiment. Here's a close-up:

Want to play along? This week, the PDCC is sponsored by Scor-Pal:

You can link up your project HERE, and remember, you have two weeks for this challenge.

Thanks so much for looking! Have a great week.


Coffee Cozy
Other Patterned Paper: (green chevron digital paper from I Wanna Be) Edeline Marta & Armina Designs at Two Peas in a Bucket
Other Paper: (premium matte photo paper) Office Max
Fibers: (Whip Cream and Cotton Candy felt) Stamp School
Dies: (Labels #10) PTI; (heart) WPlus9

Cardstock: (kraft) The Paper Source

Other Patterned Paper: (all digital papers from I Wanna Be) Edeline Marta & Armina Designs at Two Peas in a Bucket
Other Paper: (premium matte photo paper) Office Max
Clear Stamps: (sentiment from Sweethearts set)Waltzingmouse Stamps
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Memento
Dies: (Limitless Layers) PTI; (heart) WPlus9
Accessories: (wood veneer arrows) Studio Calico


  1. So fun and pretty. I love the cozy. You did wash the sock first?!?!?!?
    Enjoy Hershey's. I've never been there.

  2. I loveeeeeeee your cozy and your card!! GORGEOUS colors and LOVING the hearts!!! have fun on your trip!

  3. Love the cozy with the stitching! Super cute card too!!

  4. wow what a great combo of colors on the looks amazing..and that little sleeve is just too cute.. I LOVE IT

  5. What an adorable set! Love it!

  6. Awesome Jocelyn! Love love love the sock, you are soooo clever!

  7. Don't call your stitching "atrocious", call it "whimsical" -- sounds much better! And I think it does add a little extra whimsy to the design. Love both these projects, Jocelyn.

  8. wow... I so love your coffee cozy Jocelyn.... how clever!!! Love the colors too!!!

    ANd you heart with arrow card is so pretty.... Simply stunning you nailed it.... Enjoy your trip my friend.... hugs...xoxo

  9. STOP it! Your coffee cup cozy is so CREATIVE and clever!!! Love the colors too! Your card is so SWEET, I'm loving that tiny wooden arrow! :)

  10. Love this coffee cozy! How fabulous! Have fun on your trip.

  11. Your cozy and card are delightful, Jocelyn, and oh, so clever! Perfect for the challenge colors, too!!

    Have a wonderful trip, lots of chocolate, and a Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Beautiful cozy and card Jocelyn~fantastic use of the sock cuff. Great tip on extending the arrow too~

  13. what a great project!! cant believe it started from a sock! and the matching card is so lovely :)
    -Rachel w k

  14. What a fabulous idea to use the sock! Love it! Gorgeous card too... great layout and colours.

  15. Gorgeous cards Jocelyn. Love them both n the stitching

  16. so cute and love the colors at the play date cafe!

  17. Oh. my. stars. Jocelyn, this coffee cozy and coordinating card are AMAZING!! The colors sing, and I love (LOVE) the homespun stitching. And upcycling a wool sock? Crazy cool!

    I hope you are having a grand time in PA. Hershey is SO much fun!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. ooo I love that cosy cup sleeve, such pretty soft colours for this project and the matching card makes a wonderful gift set :0)
    Jenny x

  19. This is really pretty!! I love it!

  20. Fabulous cozy and beautiful card!

  21. super cute on the cup wrap!! so clever!!!

  22. As an all things coffee girl love the cozy, and what a great way to use up the random socks that have lost their mate. The wood arrow is a fabulous touch on the second card.


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