Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Iron Craft: Get Cozy

I kept seeing Missie post about her Iron Craft challenges, and they just looked so fun.  This week's challenge was to make a coffee cozy.  Lucky for me, I had already made one!  I wanted to make a few more to sell on etsy, but the pattern just was not right.  I feel bad for joining the Iron Craft challenge a few weeks late, but better late than never, right?  I finished up these 2 cozies during the week of the challenge.

Below you can see the 2 next to each other.  You can see how much smaller the pink one is -- that was my first attempt!

I am in love with the pink / green hearts one.  The other one... well it just may be showing up when I do my giveaway later!  I had to do some last minute changes, after I tried it on the mug.  You can see my "fails" below!

This one was just tossed.  No recovering from it.  It would have been super cute,but part of it did not attach and I chopped off the end.  Then it was just too small.  :(

And this one -- well it is the "before" of the cute light blue & brown coffee cozy.  The button was sewed on too far to the right.  I was able to cut it off and resew it, though I was worried I would not be able to, because I sewed the button on before sewing the 2 pieces together.  Sigh.

All in all, it was fun to participate in this iron craft.  I would love to keep going - with more crocheted items!


  1. Yay! So glad you joined the fun. And your cozies are super cute! I love the pink one too.

  2. Thanks Missie! And yes, it is very fun!

  3. These are so so so cute!!!

    I would love to make similar ones for my little online-store. Have been thinking about that for a long time now. Unfortunately here in Germany people do not use coffee sleeves when they get a takeaway coffee cup ... :-(
    So I am toying with the idea of making cup cozies ... I love the idea but .. they would only fit one type of mug. Well, guess I have to just try it out ... *sigh*
    I find it really frustrating to try things and make them several times until they are just right. Your coffee sleeves turned out SO cute in the end I think it was really worth to make them again and again. I guess I should just get over the idea that things work out the first time. ;-)

  4. Thank you! And yes, as annoyed as I get with trying things again and again... it is so worth it! Hope things work out with make either takeaway or mug cozies in Germany. Who knows, maybe you could start a new trend in Deutschland!


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