Hey there, how are we all doing?
Today I bring you another Design Team project, for The Cutting Cafe, which was to include any of the coffee or tea files.
I created a mug cosy and mug mat.(coaster to most folk). Here is the finished result-:
Firstly I printed the coffee bean background onto a sheet of Avery fabric transfer paper. Here’s the file for the background-: https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2010/02/coffee-beans-background-set.html This then irons onto your chosen fabric, leaving the pattern behind. Pretty cool stuff!
I then stamped the coffee cup and coloured it, using Stazon Ink and spectrum noir markers. I read somewhere that if you heat set the inks it makes them permanent on your fabric, so, out with the iron again, and hope that it works.
The coffee cup that is sewn onto the coaster is the Coffee Cup template 2, and was made using this file as a template, https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2013/04/coffee-cup-shaped-card-2-template-cutting-file.html and some fabric scraps.
As you can see I’m not an expert when it comes to sewing… I rush too much.
Anyway the letters were also printed onto the fabric transfer sheet and then ironed onto plain white cotton. This was done so that I could attach each letter in an offset patchwork look, which turned out quite well I think.
The finishing touch was the button. I used the previously used coffee cup stamp, onto shrink plastic using a stazon ink pad, followed by watercolour pencils to add some colour to it. If you use this technique to create buttons, don’t forget to punch 2 holes for you to sew it onto your item.
I’m also entering this into the 2019 spring/summer coffee lovers blog hop, something new for me, but I need to start somewhere. Check it out,here’s the link-: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2019/05/2019-spring-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop-2/?fbclid=IwAR1AlUQ1iVOP-osZ_lqFXMCG4-WY59KgxkB5OfKH5CbP7Aey40cCXqMSEuU.
There’s a lot of prizes on offer, plus more people to see your creations.
Well that’s it for today’s post, I do hope you like my creation, and don’t forget to pop on over to The Cutting Cafe to find a plethora of inspiration, not to mention a whole new world of both printable and cutting files at your fingertips.
Think it’s time for a coffee and a slice of that birthday cake you can see in the background :))
So ta ta for now & happy crafting xx