Oh. My. Goodness you guys. This week is the hardest one for me yet! I want one of everything right now!! But before we get to that, we need to re-cap the results of last week.
Meredith was our winner this week! Her Game Picnic Blanket is perfect for a summer day, or even a fun night with the family inside when it’s cold out! A tutorial will be coming soon.
But we had to say good bye to another very talented lady. This week it was Emily. I’m sure there are a lot of you that would like to make your own dolls, so be sure to check on her blog, Industriously Emily to see if she posts a tutorial.
Right about this time of year every year I just want to cuddle up inside and never go out again. This weeks theme, Cozy, is perfect for that. Go look what they all did. I bet you can’t find a favorite.
And just as a reminder, here is a list of those still competing this season (in no particular order):
Lisa @ Crafting My Way Through Life
Becky @ Corduroys Closet
Melissa @ Sew Like My Mom
Meredith @ My Magic Mom
Ashlee @ I’m Topsy Turvy
Amy @ Positively Splendid
Nicole @ Cole’s Corner & Creations
Elle @ The Crazy Gecko
Craft #1 – Cozy Clutch – Lisa @ Crafting My Way Through Life
while and of course all the supplies for too! When I saw there was a
‘cozy’ theme I knew I had better get started! This project combines
two of my favorite crafty hobbies – crocheting and sewing! I’m calling
this the ‘Cozy Clutch’.
6×10. I’ve sewn in some sturdy plastic sheets hidden between layers of
the interior fabric to make the clutch durable.
there is plenty of room for the basics in the main compartment and a
small pocket for anything you’d like to keep separate.
bad it won’t keep me warm in the snow!
Craft #2 – Knit Scarf and Gauntlets – Ashlee @ I’m Topsy Turvy
I was SOOO excited about this week. Cozy… What a great word. I had about a dozen ideas for this one. Narrowing it down was SO difficult. But I finally picked… I designed and knit my own winter scarf and gauntlet’s!!! I am totally in love with cables, so they both have that as a theme. I used this soft dark read yarn, and I have been wearing them everywhere!
The gauntlets have a normal knit around the sides with a cable braid down the back. It’s beyond gorgeous! I made them long enough to go past my elbows, but I also designed two shorter styles. They are wonderful! They are so COZY and warm!!! I’m already knitting my 2nd pair. So much fun!!! I can do one in less than a day, so less than two days for a pair!!!
The scarf took SOOOOO much longer, the constant cabling took me a month off and on… but it’s OH so worth it!!! I am in love with it! I have worn it every day since I finished it, I love it wrapped under my coat, so warm and it looks amazing too!!! I think I’ll make another one, maybe narrower and more interweaving of the cables…
I’ve had these on my to make list for months, so I’m thrilled that this came up so I could get around to them. I’m thinking of making quite a few more of the gauntlets, in different colors, lengths and cabling!
Craft #3 – The Houndstooth Lumberjack – Becky @ Corduroys Closet
Craft #4 – Sweet Minky – Melissa @ Sew Like My Mom
When I think about the word “cozy” it makes me want to get all warm and snuggly. And no fabric fits that bill for me better than minky.
I hate taking my kids out in the winter because of all the layers upon layers they have to wear, and I have to haul around. So I decided to make this sweet matching set to make staying cozy a priority for my snuggly baby, as well as pieces that are warm, comfy, and easy to put on and off.
She loves that she can move her hands without being restrained in a bulky coat. And I love that I can strap her into the car seat, then turn her cape around and she wears it like a blanket that she can’t kick off.
Her hat is fully lined in minky to be super-soft against her head. Her boots are tall enough she can’t get them off by kicking her feet, and they’ve got a non-slip sole to help keep her stable when she starts taking little steps. The cape and boots are lined with a sweet coordinating floral fabric that pulls it all together.
Having something cozy and sweet to put my honey in makes me a little more excited about the frigid winter temperatures!
Craft #5 – Cozy Bath Robe – Meredith @ My Magic Mom
For this week, I set out to make the coziest bathrobe I could. The bright colors of this robe help brighten up dreary days when you feel like lounging around.
The robe features a soft flannel fabric on the outside with the yummiest, softest pink fabric you can imagine lining the entire inside. The buttons help secure the robe and are easier than a tied belt for little hands to manage alone.
Who wouldn’t want to step out of a warm bubble bath and into this cozy robe?
Craft #6 – Cozy Car Seat Blanket – Nicole @ Cole’s Corner & Creations
My kids just DO NOT want to wear coats. EVER.
They hate how it feels in their car seat and then… when we get where we’re going, they don’t want to carry their coat.
Not that I blame them… I’m the same way. Always have been.
So… a car seat blanket is a great idea, but all the ones I’ve seen are for babies. Wait! Not even babies, but newborns. None of them are big enough to cuddle up COZY.
This car seat blanket is BIG and COZY and WARM… and cute… and surprisingly easy to make.
Which is a good thing, since I only have one.
… but I have more kids, if you know what I mean…
there will be more of these made in the near future.
Then they’ll all be saying
instead of, “Why does she get one and not me!”
Craft #7 – Cozy Toe Slippers – Elle @ The Crazy Gecko
Craft #8 – Portable Manicure and Pedicure Kit – Amy @ Positively Splendid
To me, there is absolutely nothing cozier than donning my fuzzy pink bathrobe and curling up on my couch in front the a roaring fire to watch a good movie. And, nine times out of ten, I use that time to give some much-needed attention to my nails in the form of a manicure and pedicure. I have found there is nothing less relaxing or cozy than trying to locate all of my nail polishing supplies when they are scattered from hither to yon. This Portable Manicure/Pedicure Kit solves that problem and lets me get straight to the business of luxuriating!
This sweet little bag is outfitted with 4 polish-sized pockets on either side, as well as two medium-sized pockets for cuticle oil, polish remover/pads, and other necessities. Another large pocket is the perfect size to accommodate a coordinating vinyl-covered pad to keep my surface clean as I work. (I can finally own a magazine that isn’t covered with dabs of nail polish!) Two elastic loops at the center keep my emery board and nail clippers easily accessible, and with a snap closure, the bag fastens securely to ensure my supplies stay put. And, when I am ready to polish my nails next time, the carrying handles will allow me to tote it to my desired cozy location!