Monday, January 30, 2012

Cozy


I put an order in to Joggles a few weeks ago for a half a yard of Ocean Kelp colored felt.  It was a little harder than I thought to find felt by the yard in this nautical color.  All other supplies I had on hand from sales here or there.


Free hand freezer paper shapes first drawn in paper worked like a dream once ironed onto felt and cut with my dressmaker scissors.  


Yardsticks and rulers are some of my favorite finds. The graphics are fun.  The words written on them are charming and they come in vintage colors that are hard to replicate.


I keep my collection in this tin doggy can...but I think I might have a new spot for a few of them now.


Careful sequins and beaded stitches.


Glittering in the light I can see why these were so popular.


I tried very hard to stay true to the design without changing it.


These scissors proved to be the hardest part.


Not quite the full size of its original.  I did make mine long enough to house a full yardstick.   There was always a yardstick next to our fridge growing up.  We used it almost every week for household projects and such.  I imagine this to be the cutest spot to keep a yardstick cozy in our home.

20 comments:

Kim K. said...

I have the biggest smile on my face. This is absolutely adorable. The added sequins are perfect.

Well done.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a cute project! I love this pretty color, too! ♥

vivian said...

a cozy yardstick! Love it! you're so creative! And, I'm just loving my goodies here! just finished posting about them.
hopefully youre box will arrive tomorrow.
xoxo
vivian

Scrap for Joy said...

I collect yardsticks, too, for the very reasons you mentioned. Don't know what I'm going to do with them but I like the ads and the different shades of wood. Your cozy is cute...you have such patience for all of the cutting and sequinning.
May I use that adorable bear couple at the top of this post? I just love them!!
xoxo
Joyce

Ruby Jean said...

I am feeling the need to get all cozied up... You did a LOVELY job!!!

Mecky said...

I remember those yard stick holders. I haven't thought of those in years!! Neat idea to make some!!

Perfectly Printed said...

Our yardstick was kept next to our fridge too, however, we did not store it such a cute "yardstick cozy".

chris

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh my gosh, how adorable is that? You did a great job. They both look vintage!

Kathy said...

This is a great project. I, too, cannot resist an old vintage yardstick. I love the colors and the names on them. Well done!

Nan said...

Now who would have thought we needed cozies for our yardsticks? Renee you are something else!!

busymartha said...

Who would pass up a ruler or yardstick? Unfortunately I had to pass on some just recently, they were way overpriced! Love your holder's Renee!

Barbara said...

These are just great - especially the sparkling scissors!

Cindy said...

I have been gathering them up for a future Christmas Project. Yes some will meet their fate and be cut....but they will be looked at for your to come every Christmas....lol

Cute Cozy's ...ours growing up was made out of burlap...I think I made it in Girls Scouts.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

A yard stick cozy! CUTE!! Now that you mentioned it, my Mom kept a yard stick by the refrig too! I had forgotten about that!
Warmly,
deb

Betsy said...

Hi Renee,

What a cute project! I love the sewing theme of the patterns. I also collect yardsticks--the brighter the color the better. Right now they'e in my little shopping cart, waiting for me to decide what creative use to put them too. At one time I thought I'd attach them to a table to use as a cutting and measuring table for sewing. I guess now I just have to find the perfect table!

Betsy

Tammy's in Love said...

It must be universal, my Mom kept the yardstick next to the frig too. It must have lost at least a quarter inch from all the banging it took. I remember turning slowly as she used it to mark pins to hem new dresses she made for me!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

been too long since I was over here!
you are SO industrious...
I love a ruler too. My fav at the moment is a sponge Bob one. Chic huh!
fee x

retrorevival.biz said...

Super cute, Renee! Love how you bling'd them up with sequins ~ so fun:)

~Cindy

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

So cute! It was hard to tell the new from the original...you did a great job!!

GardenofDaisies said...

LOVE! You did a great job of replicating the beaded yardstick bag! I've not heard of Joggles before, so I'll have to go take a look later today when I've got some time.