This week wasn't a total sewing fail. Yesterday, I finished a coffee sleeve as an overdue birthday gift to my sister.
I thought some Lotta would make the perfect coffee sleeve. And the button that I pulled out of the stash goes really well with it I think. It looks like alabaster at first glance, and alabaster is one of my favorites.
For mother's day I think we are going to trek out to this incredible antique shop in Lucketts so I can poke around and find something I like. My hope is to find some old buttons or some other sewing supply. On a semi recent outing I found loads of buttons at an antique mall in Leesburg but they all seemed to be really expensive and not nearly awesome enough.
Violet was helping me take pictures while she made an almond latte. After chewing a huge wad of almonds for long enough to turn them to chunky mush, she then proceeded to spit them all over me.
The sleeve is insulated with natural cotton batting. The lining fabric is some linen that I bought ages and ages ago to make kitchen towels with. I think I managed to painfully extract two towels from the fabric before giving up. This was probably one of the first things I tried to do with a sewing machine. I still love those towels too. Linen is the best. Linen + Lotta = even better.