12 Weeks of Holiday – Week 6, Half-way!

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 Oh, my gosh. 6 weeks to go!

I’m all about the fun little bits right now. Something that I can express a little creative care, but isn’t going to require more attention than I have to give.

Coffee Cozies!

Yes, these little darlings are fun to make and great to use and hot-pots of creative outlet. Just my cup of tea!

Here are a few favorites that I have rounded up for you.

 Artfelt cup cozy Kits! In different colorways, these kits come with everything you need to wet felt an artistic cup cozy. Of course, you can further embellish with needle felting, embroidery, buttons, sequins, whatever inspires you! Who wouldn’t want to wrap their morning coffee in a work of art? We also have a number of Scarf Kits for an even more spectacular art gift.

 If you want to stick to the knitting

Here is a Felted Coffee Cuff that will knit up quickly for the babysitter, school secretary, favorite friend-who-has-everything.

Use 100% wool so that it will felt, and don’t be shy about embellishing! Needle felting is soooo easy and fun, we have wool in assorted and coordinated colors and just the right amounts for a few of these little guys.

Beads are never a bad thing in my book, either. We also stock a variety of beads that you can string onto your yarn as you knit or embellish after.

 Crochet?

I cannot stop giggling at these guys. Grumpy Octopus Coffee Cup Cozy. Seriously. I could see him turned into Santa or an elf with some strategic color changes. Hilarious.

I made a bundle of Coffee Cozies in our Ravelry Faves, check it out here for some more ideas. 

 

Recipe of the Week!

Mug Cake

Have you ever made one of these? I get these hankerings for cake. Usually at about 8 ‘clock at night when there is no cake and no real possibility of me making a cake. Until I discovered the Mug Cake. And to make matters even more convenient, the Pawley’s Studio Kid Ewe Knot Yarn-y sayings mugs are PERFECT for mug cakes. Otherwise, you need a large mug, about 16-20 ounces.

So, here is my version of a mug cake. It is the easy way, because I don’t like things to be hard and at 8 pm, well, quick is the ticket. You certainly can tweak it to make it more baked-cake-like, but that requires more effort. 

Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake

 

1/4 cup Self-Rising Flour

1/4 cup Sugar

3 Tablespoons Cocoa powder

1 egg, lightly beaten

3 Tablespoons milk

2 Tablespoons oil (try an orange infused Olive oil!)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips (Hershey’s Special Dark – yum)

Mix the flour, sugar and cocoa in your “Yarn Snob” mug. Combine the wet ingredients in a liquid measuring cup. Mix the wet into the dry until thoroughly combined. Mix in chocolate chips.

Microwave on High for 1 minute. Check cake, continue in 15 second increments until the top is just dry. It takes 

my microwave just shy of 2 minutes.  Let the cake cool a little before digging in.

I know it is hard to wait. Just 2 minutes or so.

Super easy to modify this. Add a pinch of cinnamon, try butterscotch chips, flavored oil, crushed peppermint; whatever is in the pantry! Enjoy.