Comment on this post and you could win one of three kits with all you need to make 2 Cuppa Joe Pins this Christmas season. Just write a comment about your favorite warm winter beverage! I'll pick three random comments on Sunday. That is, if there ARE more than three comments! Is anyone out there? Anyone? (Bueller?)
I'll post the directions for the "losers" in the vain belief that there are more than three readers out there who might want to make some pins themselves.
FELT CUPPA JOE PINS
-a pen, sharp scissors, a needle
-scraps of red (or blue), brown, and white felt and embroidery floss
-pattern (I hand drew mine so I don't have a "digital" version. You can try printing the photo or you can draw your own if you'd like. It's about 2 inches across at its widest point.)
-pin backs (you can buy these in the jewelry section at your JoAnn's, Michael's or other craft stores)
2. With a pen, trace the mug pattern on to the red (or blue) felt and cut two. Carefully cut out hole in the mug handle.
4. Carefully split the embroidery floss in half. It is much easier to sew with 3 strands than with 6.
5. Sew the coffee shape to the front of one mug shape. Embellish the front with any additional stitching or felt marshmallows.
6. Sew the pin back to the back of the second mug shape.
8. Give it away.
***Relational Giving Ideas:
Give a pin to a friend with an invitation to meet up at her favorite coffee shop for a long conversation.
Know a busy mom? Give her a pin with a gift certificate to her favorite coffee shop and an offer to babysit so she can take a mini-vacation.
P.S. Please excuse the crappy quality of these pictures. The dark winter evenings are the bain of my existence here in Portland, Oregon. I hate "flashy" photos so I just set the camera settings to compensate for the low light as best as possible. Someday I'll have one of those fancy flashes that I can point up at the ceiling to get some nice diffuse lighting. Someday.