Thursday, April 16, 2015

Have a latte? I believe I will! Part 1

Welcome to my stop on this fabulous blog hop. When I saw the theme for this hop, I knew I had to join.  My kitchen is in red and yellow and coffee. My cats are named for coffee and tea. (Earl Stanley Grey and Espresso,  I also had Lipton and Java Jack) I collect tea cups and my favorite coffee cup says "all I need is faith,  and a strong cup of coffee." so I obviously had to be a part. My residents at the nursing home and I do Zumba to the song Java Jive  My post,  however, will not be featuring Dan's Have a Latte fabric, which is very sad. I had these grandiose ideas of finally finishing the curtains for my kitchen - I bought the fabric a while ago but they needed another fabric. Along came Have a Latte - perfect!  Except for the fact that I am still waiting for it to arrive at my house - in fact if you are reading this on Friday morning around 10 am it has probably arrived.  A little bit late for a 12am blog post.
So plan B- nope, can't do that one
Plan C? nope, not that one either.
On to plan D - - - > I have the fabric I originally bought for my curtains,  this fabric literally had my name on it so I *had* to buy it.  (my name is Bobbie StClair)
I plan to use the texty strip for the border on the curtains along with Dan's fabric. The cups and pots will be the valance. 
I couldn't cut into the fabric alot since I'm winging the curtains but wanted something to share.
I have the pleasure of having a coffee shop literally in my back yard. Yup go right out my back door and 2 houses down the alley and there it is. I try not to go too often but often enough.  So I decided to make the barista her very own Zarf.  I learned this word from Words with Friends.  A Zarf is the sleeve that you put on a coffee cup.  Also called a coffee collar or a cozy.  I have a few, even for my giant coffee cup, and they are fabulous. This is the tutorial I used, fussy cutting the Espresso panel and some other coffee fabric I had in my stash.  Instead of velcro I used snaps.  I quilted with  a bit of meandering FMQ to mimic steam. 
 I took a moment to run over to the coffee shop and "have a latte"  but the usual counter people weren't there so I brought my zarf home and will deliver it another time.
I hope you have a latte fun and fabric and coffee today. Visit these other sewing baristas and Perk up and let this hop be grounds for happiness. 

25 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your Zarf, perfect! Thank you for sharing.

Julie said...

Great idea. thanks for sharing.

Anita said...

Great Zarf, thanks for sharing.

Jane's Quilting said...

What a clever idea you had there. Perfect! I needvto make myself one of those.

Carla said...

So nice to have a coffee shop so close. I would be there all the time. Like your zarf. Great idea.

Mdm Samm said...

great idea, great project

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your Zarf is wonderful!

Jeanie said...

Sorry your fabric was delayed. Love your zarf...that's a new term for me... and I love your cats names! Coffee themed post, for sure!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhh good idea!!

Dorian said...

Great looking Zarf, and a good idea too. Hope you're having fun with your fabrics now.

Linda said...

The zarf is beautiful and I learned a new word! I hope your fabric arrives soon!

Carol said...

A perfect little Zarf...love it and I'm sure your barista does, too!

Needled Mom said...

You will love the new fabric when it arrives. Your creation is so practical and fun.

BarbCarol said...

Zarf? Who knew? Be sure to show us what you create with the Have a Latte fabric. Don't you love having to depend on mail-order? Convenience is wonderful, the immediate gratification is missing.

Calicojoan said...

Hope your fabrics arrives soon. Sounds like you have a great plan...even if it has to be X,Y or Z! LOL!! Fun post though, and I love your Java Jacket!

Mary Ann said...

I like the zarf. I like saying the word. LOL Hope you will post pictures when you get your fabric to do plan A, B, and C. Thanks for sharing.

Scrapatches said...

Love your furry felines. Love the coffee cozy idea. May you soon have your latte fabric and sewing your new curtains. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

StitchinByTheLake said...

Cute project - and wouldn't these make the most wonderful gifts! blessings, marlene

Amy said...

Love your Zarf. You'll enjoy working with the Latte prints as well.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh now I know its called a zarf I so need one! Hope your fabric has turned up safely now.

LJ said...

This fabric is really adorable; I can see why it appealed to you even if it didn't remind you of yourself. Good luck on the curtains. I sure do like the cozies and will check out the pattern; thanks.

Lana said...

You did a great job! I know when you fabrics arrive you will have even more fun!!!! So glad you shared with us!!!

Soma Acharya said...

Great job with the zarf! You will love the fabric, it's really pretty.

-Soma

creativity amongst chaos said...

Such cute cosy's to go along with your cute story. How lucky to have a shop so close by. I really like your fabric, it is a cute print!

Joanne said...

Don't you just hate it when things don't follow the schedule YOU created? :-) Thanks for the vocabulary lesson. I had never heard of Zarf before and I've used it twice today already. Of course I gave you credit for my new found knowledge. Also, thanks for the link. I've already had requests. :-)