I found the perfect shaped coffee mugs I was looking for at The Christmas Tree Shoppe! In fact, I'd like to go get more!... But I think these crocheted coffee mug cozies would be really cute Valentines Day gifts too, with the right goodies tucked inside, ya think so?!!
The pattern I followed, with minor adjustments to fit the particular-sized mugs I bought, was from Micah, at Micah Makes. This is a great pattern, very easy to follow, and quick to whip up!... Thank you Micah! With the exception of ONE, which will be MINE-ALL-MINE...
...the other four cups will be Christmas gifts!! (I just still have to get the marshmallows!)
Meanwhile, during the past month or so, I participated in a couple of Christmas Tag Swaps! Now that all the tags have been sent and received, I can finally share them with you here! For the first round of swaps, via Mini Album Scraps, I received this group of gorgeous tags...
...and honestly, the talent shown in these just amazes me!
The next round of Christmas Tags came via a swap held by Gloria, at YouTube channel craftergm.
Aren't they beautiful?!! Photos could never do them justice! Every little detail just fascinates me, every time I look at each individual work of art! Every one of all ten tags are hanging on display in my home right now, and I know my visitors will LOVE seeing them all!
Oh! I almost forgot to show my own tag! I made the same tag for both swaps, so here it is. This is the front...
You see the flower center of the fabric flower I sewed myself? It almost looks as pretty as cranberry glass, doesn't it?! Would you believe it was made out of a plastic soda bottle, and a red sharpie pen?... Well, it WAS!!
Next is the back of the tag, where I pocketed a second tag! I used the Sizzix die Key & Keyhole. Then, on the back of this tag I added a little poem about leaving the key out for Santa, just in case he needs it! (The smallest tag you see, the little red-patterned hand, just included my personal info for the recipients in the swaps.)
So, I guess that just about wraps things up today. As for my "Sally List" so far?.. I may need to run to the bank for some rolls of pennies!! Ha! Ha!.. Oh, just kidding!! Hopefully I won't need to use them all! I am full of the Christmas Spirit today, and plan to do some Christmas cookie baking!!
Thanks so much for stopping by,
and I hope this finds you and yours
enjoying the weekend!