What did Annika win for helping me name Blanche? A few goodies, including a coffee cup cozy. Oh yeah. Those things are so fast, easy, and fun to make that I'm about to get an assembly line going. I went to Starbucks today, asked for a couple more cups, and was given 6. You know what that means -- cozy coffee, coming right up.
For Annika's, I used one of my favorite fabrics. The skull craze went right by me. As a symbol of subversion it doesn't quite work if everyone's loving it. I felt that the skull was becoming innocuous, so I ignored the trend. Until I saw this Alexander Henry fabric, which I think is rich, beautiful, and surprising. I bought it locally, at Michael Levine's. I only bought a yard, for kicks. I thought Annika would appreciate it.
Disclaimer: The skull is not a comment on Starbucks's coffee, which I suppose is as good as any, though I don't so much enjoy coffee, so I wouldn't really know.
Making this cozy was even easier than making the last, because yesterday my new walking foot arrived. Check it out.
It's not a panacea. Meaning I have to mind my p's and q's in handling the fabric while I'm using it, but it makes sewing layers a lot easier.