Monday, May 4, 2009
Two easy little things to make by the dozen and stash in purses. Good for gifting to moms and girlfriends. These two were for my big sister, Lita.
The tissue holder was made from my own measurements, but I got the tutorial for free from clever Bella Dia. Her tissue holder is sized for the Puffs-To-Go type of tissue, so I adjusted the size for the portable Kleenex tissue size (which is more narrow) and also added an overlap.
If you'd like to make one for Kleenex sized tissues also, cut her pattern down from 6.5 inches x 9 inches to 6.5 inches by 7.5 inches. Then follow her excellent tutorial, only be sure to add the .75 inch overlap on top. Making one of these things only takes about 15 minutes, seriously.
The free coffee cozy tute is at House On Hill Road. I opted to stitch it closed instead of adding a loop and button. It's really easy to put together, another one you can do in about 15 minutes. And you can earn approving smiles from your earth-conscious barista. This fun fabric is part of Erin McMorris's Park Slope collection.
P.S. It's my 13th anniversary with my Schmoopy today. He's so dreamy. sigh.