Monday, December 27, 2010

Starbucks Cozy

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, I know Santa was good to us this year. It was my kids second Christmas, so it was a little more fun than last year. At first they didn't understand what was going on, but by the end of the day they were more than please to open all the gifts they received from everyone. I can only imagine how next year will be.

Now on to the task at hand, the Starbucks cozy. I will let everyone in on my dirty little secret... I'm completely addicted to Starbucks. In the summer I'm all about caramel frappuccino's, and in the winter I love white chocolate mocha coffee. I'm not sure there is anything better. I've seen all kinds of these homemade cup cozies, and I decided to try to make one of my own.

First I cut around the cardboard piece that comes with your Starbucks drink. I wanted to allow room for my seams, so I cut a 1/2" bigger all around the piece of cardboard.

I used two different colors of fabric, but you can use the same if you like. You should have two pieces of 4" wide fabric, as seen above.

Next you will need a 3" piece of elastic. You will want to place your pieces of fabric right sides together, with your elastic pined facing the inside. Like the above picture. Now your will pin all the way around, leaving one end open.

Now that you have sewn your pieces together, it is time to turn your cozy right sides out. It may need to be pressed.

When it is turned right sides out, you will need to fold the open end in, and top stitch. To finish off your cozy you will need to sew on a button. You can do this by hand, or use your machine. My button setting doesn't seem to like me, so I just hand sewed mine on.

Now you have a cute little cozy, for your Starbucks treats. I also thought for those of you who my not like to sew. I took a wrist portion to an old sweater that I had lying around, for another cute look. Pretty simple.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Here are the parties that I will be linking up to this week.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub

I have been looking all over the web to find a homemade hand scrub for my extremely dry hands. As the temperature drop my hands seem to get more dry. I stumbled upon the vanilla brown sugar scrub over at Under the Table Dreaming by Stephanie. I love her blog for gift ideas. She is so creative. I loved that I already had everything I needed for this in my pantry, and I bet you will too. They are very common household items.


2 cups brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
*Mix above two until smooth
 then add:
1 cup olive oil or sunflower oil
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

When all my ingredients were mixed well I put them in a mason jar. You can use any sealable container. She also had a instructions for a lemon scrub, but I didn't have any lemons. I may try that one when this one runs out.

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