I finished my scrappy coasters. Here they are in the latest vintage find, a fantastic Pyrex dish. Totally in love with this one, it’s like I saw it from across the room and time stopped. And it was Thrifty Thursday and everything in the Goodwill was 50% off!
I’m going to fill one side with guacamole and the other with chips to dip!
So when I did my Sew Mama Sew giveaway I invited Wild Olive readers over with the top secret assignment of sneaking a reference to a tea party into their comment. It was so fun to see how people did that, you know, just casually dropping ‘tea party’ into their sentence. I felt like I should reward al their hard work so I picked a second winner who dropped the secret phrase.
Then I made the vague promise of making something Alice in Wonderland themed to fit in with Mollie‘s focus for May. So I whipped up this little tea/sweetener cozy. I didn’t add a spear in the guards hand, tried to keep it happy. Should arrive soon Liz! (Hope you like tea)
If you’re looking for the giveaway scroll down or it’s over here.
Mostly I make cozies. It wasn’t really what I set out to do when I opened an Etsy shop, but I sort of just fell into it and I’m glad I did. I like it, I get to be goofy and I’ve learned a ton of new things. One thing I haven’t really learned is how to take dozens and dozens of photos of what is essentially the same item and still make it interesting. Which is sort of stinky since I recently created a whole new batch of designs for the shop.
Part of me thinks, “Ok, it’s just a cozy, they get it. Do the plain background thing and be done with it”.
But then if I do have something in the background, like say cookies, I know people see it and look and want cookies so they might want my cozy . . . . Oh I know I’ll hold it in my hand! No one’s ever seen a disposable cup doing that before! *groan*
Today was nice and sunny (after the freak thunderstorm) so I tried to sneak some flowers in. But yeah I don’t know, it’s still a cozy.
What’s a disposable cup doing in my house in the first place let alone on my piano? Who knows, it’s a new place to set up a photoshoot. How about in front of my lappy, you know because it’s a computer joke, get it? Get it?!
Anyone else feel this is a challenge when you’re making similar items and need to photograph for listings?
Maybe I should just start getting really outlandish and putting them on my sleeping cats, or hanging from the ceiling or in the bath . . . .*sigh*
In the spirit of Giveaway Day, organized by SewMamaSew,
I’m going to give away gave away, one of my new cozy designs!
This one fits in with the whole theme of the day and is all about supporting handmade goodies.
Also, since I’ve organized another scrap swap recently I’ll throw some fun little scraps into the package too.
Simply leave a comment below! Bonus smiles from me if you say something nice.
Giveaway is open to everyone everywhere mail gets delivered until May 25th!
**WOW I have never had this many comments on one post! Does that make me seem lame? Oh well. I usually write out names on paper and choose one when I have a giveaway, don’t think that’s going to work this time.
It’s been so great reading all these comments, thanks for all your kind words. I love all the people noticing it’s a Timmy’s cup!
Some questions have popped up in the comments, here are some answers,
- That is not my sewing machine, sadly, it’s LAs and she took the photo
- You can use your cozy on tea. Coffee is evil (well in my opinion) but my cozies don’t explode when interacting with it or anything
- I’d love to include cookies with your cozy but not sure that’d work in the mail. They are yummy little gems with hidden chick pea goodness from the Deceptively Delicious cookbook. I baked them for the photo shoot and they are sadly, long gone.
- Happy birthday if it was recently/is your birthday *please note that doesn’t mean you automagically win* sorry
I’ve been bouncing around all the other blogs and there’s some great prizes out there, and wonderful blogs. So happy I joined up this year, not sure how I missed it last year. Also really glad today was a holiday for me, it gave me time to click and comment!
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I don’t even remember how but I stumbled up on LittleRedAfro’s Etsy shop one day and saw this really funny little painting she had done.
I contacted her and asked her if she minded me putting it on a cozy. She said go ahead and just let the world know it was her idea. So behold my cozy based on her little painting.
I think it’s pretty funny, but I’ve got a dorky sense of humour. I’m making one for her as a thank you for letting me have some fun with her design. If you want one you can get one here.