Cozy Construction and Care

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Busy with Christmas Orders!

I have been so busy with Christmas orders!!! (But I love it!) Santa himself would be impressed! My sister and husband have stepped up to the plate, too. Linda, my sister who crochets all of my little flower embellishments, has been helping me assemble and edge the Cozies. She's done a lot of my mailing, too. Even my husband John has been cutting batting and muslin for me. I'm sure they are going to find some super-special presents from Santa under the tree this year :) They have been very, very nice!

So...what have I been sewing? Check out these pics :)
Xyron Cozy in a lovely blue/brown fabric.

2 e-Reader Cozies for a good friend in Florida

I made this e-Reader Cozy for a friend I work with. Her daughter picked the fabric.

Super-cute Imagine Cozy!

Rock star E2 Cozy!


Ah...wish I was at the beach, basking in the sun :)

This sewing machine Cozy wasn't made for my machine--but it should work for Sheila :)

Again...very HOT!

Kindle Fire Cozy for a co-worker's daughter. I hope she likes it!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Something a Little Different

When Becky and I started to plan her Cozies, she had a lot of great ideas. She chose this lovely black and pink damask fabric and wanted to use black as a coordinating color.

Usually, I would make the 2 end panels black, but Becky asked for them to be made from the damask print.
She also asked for a narrow black band to be sewn into the end seems.

The result was BEAUTIFUL!!! This pink and black damask fabric looks so elegant with all of the changes Becky made.
This is Becky's matching iPad Cozy.
If I had a design team for my blog, Becky would be on it! :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cricut Mini Cozy

I got my new Cricut Mini machine this week. So far, I haven't used it to cut anything out, but I'm impressed with it's design. It's small, streamlined, and fits on my desktop nicely. I like the fact that it will cut an 8 1/2 x11" piece of paper, too. No, it's not as great as the 12x12" machines, but it's better than the other small Cricut models.

Getting a new machine meant that I had to make a new Cozy pattern. Honestly, I didn't think it would be too difficult because the shape of the Mini is pretty simple. So, I did what I always do when I have to make a new Cozy pattern--I procrastinated! :)

First I checked out iTunes for a while and downloaded a great new Christmas album by Phil Wickham. (My favorite Christmas carol, by the way, is "O Come, O Come Emmanuel.) Then I ate a donut. It was a cream-filled, powdered-sugar-covered beauty! Then I answered a few emails.

Finally, I knew it was time for the inevitable. I had put it off long enough. I had to make this Cozy! For the longest time I just stared at the machine. Then I got out my measuring tape, jotted down a few notes, drew a picture of my plan, and set out to start the Cozy. After cutting, sewing, basting, quilting, assembling, fitting, ripping out seems, cutting again, assembling again and sewing on the binding, this is what I came up with. (Drum roll, please)


Don't you just love this green argyle fabric???? It's my new favorite. I wanted to make this a "fun" Cozy because the Cricut Mini is just so cute!
If you want more information on the Cricut Mini, you can find it here.