My Grandma Anne informed me that I “drink coffee like a mother”. Translation: I pour myself a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, take a few sips, set it down, pick it up an hour later, sip, set it down…and on and on until I am still sipping at cold coffee after dinner. Any one else drink coffee that way? And, although I don’t mind drinking cold coffee (gotten pretty used to it!), here is a little project I recently finished that just might help to keep my coffee warmer a little longer.
As usual I made this with felt. It’s simple, easy and cute. I embellished mine with a bird motif. Here’s how it came together:
- Embroidery Thread and Needle
Step 2: Add a branch to the top felt piece. I used a back stitch.
Step 3: Cut out birds. I like how it looks with separate pieces for the wings.
Step 4: Applique on the birds. I did this using a small running stitch in matching thread so that the stitches were nearly “invisible”.
Step 5: Once birds are in place, blanket stitch the lining to the front piece. The blanket stitch goes all the way around.
Step 6: Add a button. Stitch on a button to the top untrimmed corner. Then cut a hole in the opposite top corner. No need to stitch around the button hole–because your working with felt!