As it happens, I just discovered a book from my local library, The New Handmade: Simple Sewing for Contemporary Style by Cassie Barden. She has some clever designs from neat bags (I want to maker her bird-watcher messenger bag) to useful items for the kitchen, including a cozy for a French press. Ah, great timing! I found some coffee themed fabric with bright colors to go with my kitchen-
and I pulled a bright batik from my stash for the lining.
I added two layers of leftover wool batting for the center, sewed on some velcro and the cozy was done. My son is quite happy with it!
Yesterday we woke up to fresh powder on the ground, which was simply lovely to see. I had to take my camera out while shoveling to snap some photos. Sam, my golden retriever, is my shoveling buddy. There's something quite refreshing about fresh snow.
I'm off to work on a quilt for a special someone.
Have a great day,