Cozy Construction and Care

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Product Reveal: Gypsy Clutch

A new friend recently asked me to design a Gypsy Clutch for her. I loved the idea of making a Gypsy Clutch, but I did what I usually do when I have a new pattern to make--I procrastinated. Fortunately, Erica didn't give up on me and waited patiently. This is what I came up with :)
Erica has a few other Cozies in this cute Mary Engelbreit fabric.
Notice the little pocket that holds 4 extra styli. (I just love that word!)
A pocket in the top holds a few Cricut booklets.
The bottom pocket holds a Gypsy comfortably.
It stays closed with a ribbon that wraps around the back, tying in the front. The entire Cozy is quilted and all of the trim has been hand-sewn. I can't make to make one of these for me!! :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Flippin' for Flip Cozies

Not sure if you all knew, but making Cozies isn't the only thing I do. I'm actually a 4th grade teacher. I teach in the same school I attended when I was a little girl. It's in a small, rural school district in Pennsylvania where everyone knows everyone else. I now teach the children, nieces, and nephews of some of my former classmates.
Apples really don't fall far from the tree :)

One of the other teachers in my school knows that I make Cozies. Her daughter, who is in 5th grade, asked me to make a Cozy for her iPod Touch. She told me that she loves the colors purple and teal. I gave my photobucket link to her and she picked out the beautiful purple fabric. I chose an identical teal fabric to go with it, added a crocheted flower, and this is what the finished product looked like. My friend's daughter was very happy with her new Cozy.
Another new friend in Canada requested some Cozies for Christmas presents. Like all of my other Cozies, these are fully quilted. They will fit an iPod Touch, a Flip Video Camera, and most cell phones. They close with a Velcro closure.
I made the pink Zebra Cozy to hold my niece Krystina's Christmas gift card. The red Cozy is for my mother-in-law's Flip Video camera.
My mother-in-law also gets a matching Cozy for her new iPad 2.

Quilted Christmas Stockings

For some reason, I am LOVING cardinals for Christmas this year. Not the baseball cardinals...the bird cardinals :) Just last week I purchased 24 feathery little red bird ornaments for my Christmas tree. (I'll post pictures after I finally put it up!) So, when I found some cute cardinal fabric at my local craft store this year, I did a happy dance!

After sewing Cozies day in and out, it was nice to work on these stockings. I drew a pattern on some poster board, did a little math, added a coordinating cuff on top, and this is what I came up with. They are fully quilted, hand-finished, and measure approximately 16 inches long. Not bad, huh?

I can't wait until they're brimming with little gifts to and from the ones I love :)

I know I won't have time, but I would LOVE to make some of these in a miniature version and hang all over my Christmas tree. Maybe next year...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Winnie the Pooh Cozy

Welcome to our hop! If you just came from Amy's blog, you are on the right track.

We have a GRAND PRIZE for this Blog Hop donated by ContainYa Crafts! You can have YOUR CHOICE of a Scrap'n Tote or a Scrap'n Easel! Each blog in this two-day hop has a special letter and when all of the letters are put together they spell out a secret phrase.

My letter is h.

Once you have stopped at each blog in the hop and collected all of the letters, simply email the phrase they create to All entries must be in by midnight on Monday, November 21st. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 22nd at

But...that's not the only prize you can win on today's hop. Don't forget to check out the bottom of this post for your chance to win some more great blog candy.

See if you can figure out what I created for this month's hop before you get to the last picture. Here are some clues...

Just like all of my Cozies, this one has a little love sewn into it.

Tigger makes an appearance on it...

As does Eeyore...

And who can forget that huggable Pooh? Here he is chillin' with Piglet.

Here's another shot of this cute fabric.

Have you guessed what it is yet? Maybe this will help. The hand-crocheted flower on the front matches Pooh perfectly!

Give up? It's an Expression Cozy featuring everyone's favorite bear :)

The background of this fabric is a light blue cloud that contrasts nicely with the brightly-colored characters. The purple stripe and ends coordinate perfectly. Wouldn't this brighten up any craft room?

You can win this Expression Cozy (or an Expression 2 or Baby Bug Cozy--your choice) if you leave a comment on this post. A lucky winner will be picked on Monday, November 21st and will be notified by email. If you would like a chance to win, just leave a comment, along with your email address. For an extra chance to win, you can also leave a comment on my facebook page (Kathy's Cozies).

Be sure to check out my Etsy, shop, too!

Your next step on this hop is Amy at You will find a wonderful project there because she is an amazinglyl creative lady. :)

Just in case you missed any of today's stops, here's the entire list. Happy Hopping!
Amy C.
Kathy (Me)
Amy V.