5 Heartwarming Gifts

I walk most days of the week during the winter or play golf a couple of days a week in the summer with five close friends. We do not always exchange gifts at the holidays, preferring to grab a cup of coffee or lunch as a way to spend a little extra time together. However…

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Gift Inspiration

During a lovely chat, my friend Taylor of Native Designz, asked if I knew how to crochet. “Sure, and I can knit.” She went on to say that she thought coffee cup cozies were a popular item and that I might want to consider adding them to the Hide A Heart Etsy Shop. “I posted a photo of one on my FB page. You could call them ‘Heartwarmers’ she added enthusiastically! 

I immediately went to Taylor’s FB page and scrolled to find the photo she had mentioned. She has been ill for a while, so knew I wanted to make the cozy and send it to her as a surprise.

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Then I Google searched coffee cup cozy patterns until I finally found the exact one she’d posted. Luckily the pattern was available  and I set to work making one for Taylor. The cozy I made for Taylor was a little different because I added a little pocket into which I tucked one of the Hope & Healing purple hearts for encouragement.

Choosing a Cost Effective Coffee Cup Cozy Pattern

Since the cable stitch pattern took a fair amount of time to make, I decided I would need to find a simpler pattern that could be knitted up in about 3 hours or less if I was actually going to create the cozies to sell. I found the easy pattern I was looking for on Bernat.

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You may have to join a knitting pattern site to download the pattern, but often it’s free so not at all a problem.

At first I was going to knit the cozy but modify the pink ribbon to begin at what looks like a heart shape. Then it struck me that I could probably find a knitted heart pattern.

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A Gift the says I Love You

Machine washable and dry Red Heart with Love 6mm yarn was on sale for $3.99 a skein from Joanne’s Fabric. I already had size 6 knitting needles, a size 3 crochet hook and tapestry needle on had. 

Digging through the craft bin, I rediscovered the pewter coffee cup buttons made in Italy I’d bought at least ten years ago for $3.99.

Then, I set to work. To my delight both the cozy and heart pattern matched up exactly without the need for modification!

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While at Joanne’s Fabric I found the cutest cello bags by Martha Stewart Crafts on sale for $3.99. 

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I picked up the reusable coffee cups and lids Starbucks is selling for $1.00 each and loaded $5.00 on to 5 gift cards.

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Viola! What do you think?

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I’m heartily tickled and can’t wait to give these gifts to my friends!

I’ve made A Latte Love Charm Cozy available in my Etsy Shop too.

PS: Taylor is somewhat under the weather and without heating oil, but today we made a Merry Warm-N-Cozy Christmas for Taylor!

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Together we accomplish GREAT things! Sending Love, Light and Prayers to everyone.¸.•*´¨)¸.•*¨)ƸӜƷ

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10 thoughts on “5 Heartwarming Gifts

  1. Create a coffee cup cozy yourself and for everyone you know. This pattern has something for everyone! Over 20 designs that include animals, holidays, seasons and more. Need something quirky and fun? It’s in here!

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