Tuesday, April 26, 2011

{TCPTUES156} Mmm...Coffee!!

Oh how I love my morning (and mid-morning, noon, and afternoon;) coffee!! I would even drink it in the evening, but since the birth of the 3rd child, that isn't a good idea, unless insomnia sounds appealing (which it doesn't)! I love it all, cappucino, latte, plain ol' black, flavoured, iced, mocha...I have to have it ALL! So much so, that I think I've recently developed an ulcer:( But not even medical advice or intervention will stop me from my beloved coffee! So imagine my delight when I saw the inspiration for the TCP Tuesday challenge this week- COFFEE!! Ack! I was thrilled to pieces! And when our challenge hostess, Jen Del Muro, injured herself via a nasty burn, how could I resist helping her out as the TCP pinch-hitter?! I will ride Jen's burnt arm right to the finish line (sorry Jen, lol! Hope you are feeling better!)
Here is the AMAZING inspiration picture:

I could literally be inspired for days with this photo! The felt go-cup; the chocolately brown, rich beans; the vintage tins with so many delish colours to choose from!!!! Heaven I tell ya! Heaven!
But with this Kitty having 3 lil kittens to look after and one stray tom-cat out of town, time is limited....so I went with the inspiration that got my highly-caffeinated juices flowing: the felt cup.

I LOVE me some Tim Hortons whenever I get the chance (THE worst thing about moving out of the city- no Tim's down the street:(, so of course I had to showcase my new little coffee cozy on a Timmy's cup;) Sometimes those cups are H-O-T, hot! I bought a little cozy from a crafty-sewy lady this past summer and just copied that pattern to make this lil PJ Bear cozy. Don't look to closely at the sewing- I am a better paper crafter, hehe! I used a scalloped oval nestie and cut out some chocolate felt, cut out an oval from a peice of fabric backed with 'steam-a-seam' and stamped Peej right on it using stazon. I am starting to think there isn't anything that you can't colour on with copics! I even was able to blend a bit on fabric! Crazy! And remember PJ/copics on wood?? That worked great too! I gave him some white freckle-thingys with copic white opaque paint, as well as the sleeve on his lil go-cup and applied crystal effects to both his eyes/nose and the cup sleeve and coffee. The felt heart is cut using the heart trio Cutup die and TCP's red felt, and the little brown felt button was created using a Cutup die as well. They are stacked and tied with Linen Thread and hotglued to the fabric.
Here is a closer look at PJ:

 Oops- notice my skipped zig on my zig-zag stitching!? Oh well, I never claimed to be perfect!
And here's another note on copics- the elastic that I used was white (all the store had in stock), so I coloured it was the chisel end of a brown copic marker, gave it a run over with the iron to heat-set it and now it's matchy-matchy!
And here is the side with the elastic/ button closure (can fit all sizes of cup):

Want to play along with our Inspiration Challenge? Check out the deets…
1. Each Tuesday we will give you a challenge.
2. You will have until the end of the month to complete the challenge.
3. Add your entry to the guestbook {on Alma’s blog} or upload to the SCS Gallery, using the keyword TCPTUES156 for this week’s challenge.
4. TCP stamps are not required, but of course, highly encouraged. {Unless it is a challenge calling for a specific stamp}
5. There will be one randomly chosen weekly winner, announced on Tuesdays.
6. There will be one winner, The Swanky Stamper, announced the 1st of each month. They will win several sets from an upcoming release and get to play along with us at our Pajama Party and Blog Hop.

TCP Products used: PJ and coffee cup from A Beary Good Year ( a must have stamp set in my humble opinion!), heart trio and buttons Cutup dies, Linen Thread, red Felt.


Julie Masse said...

Ok, this is down right Fabulous!! Can I order 3? Just the cutest thing ever - love how the copics took to the fabric!! FUN project Jenny! :)

Noelle said...

Oh my GOSH, Jenny! I am in LOVE with Cup Cozy PJ! This is just gorgeous:) I can't wait to try your challenge.

Mandi said...

Pretty darn cute Jenny!

g said...

how cool & fun!! i LOVE this! great fabrics and i love your coloring! just adorable!

Vickie Z said...

Absolutely perfect for the challenge!! I just have to get my TCP cards finished (a few laid out)!!! Clever idea!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

This is sooo cool! I'm super impressed by your ability to get so much depth with your coloring on the fabric -- I always assumed Copics would bleed like crazy. Well done, grasshopper!

Jenny said...

The red bleeds like a buggar! But the browns were fine:) Thanks for the sweet comments everyone!!

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is adorable, very charming! I think you did a fab job with the stitching! :)

Michele Boyer said...

This is WAYYYY cool! And I want one! Might have to get that stamp set. I LOVE this, Jenny! SO very clever!