Handmade Promotion Week #1

This week’s promotion will be perfect when you need that “little something” for a friend, co-worker or perhaps your child’s teacher. Basically anyone who likes coffee (and aside from myself, I don’t know too many people that don’t).

Happy Little Coffee Coat (Set of FIVE) ~ $28

Oh wait, that’s the regular price for a custom (yes, you get to pick two fabrics) set of coffee coats. BUT, this week, you’ll only pay $22.40. That’s less than $5 a gift. Or if you want to add a little something else, throw in a coffee card and you have the perfect gift.

Each coffee coat features two designer cotton fabrics, a layer of felt for heat absorption and an adorable elastic/button closure (just like a coat) :).

And now, for a BIG dose of creativity, grab a big tall glass of iced tea (or coffee if you’re into that) and head over to one of my favorite new blogs, Pleasant Home. Jodi, who is sweet as can be, temporarily lost her mind and asked to feature me and my blog on her blog. I’m a bit worried I will disappoint, but it has given me incentive to share more here on my blog.

Oh and did someone mention a GIVEAWAY?!?!
Yes, let’s giveaway one set of coffee coats (my choice of fabrics … but don’t worry, I’ve got a pretty sweet stash to pull from) will be selected from comments on THIS POST.

Ways to enter your name ~

  • Leave a comment telling me hello.
  • Leave a comment telling me you now “follow my blog.”
  • Leave a comment telling me what project you most love on Pleasant Home.
  • Leave a comment telling me how you’re going Handmade for the Holidays.
  • Leave a comment telling me you blogged about this giveaway.

Happy Creating!

P.S. Come back in a day or two … I’ve got a new assistant I’d like to introduce you to.


  1. Great giveaway! I think these are great for those “I-need-an-inexpensive-give-but-don’t-want-to-give-a-lotion-gift-set” moments, yes?

  2. love these! they would make great gifts,

  3. I love your new design with the little closure. Very cute! I’ll have to get more for Christmas gifts this year :)

  4. I love them! Please enter me in your giveaway. The craft I am working on right now from Pleasant Home is the cute Halloween towel with the prairie points. So cute!

  5. Sydney says:

    Hello. What a great give away. I am a HUGE winter-time hot cocoa drinker. As I pull out my coat, hat, gloves and scarf, I would love to bring out one of these beautiful “coffee cup coats”, as well.I love Knitty Bitties. This is a fun and terrific gift.Thanks for the inspiration and sharing so many great ideas. I love being a “homemade girl”.

  6. Hi there,
    I came over from Jodi’s–great blog!

  7. I’ve been a follower of Jodi’s for over a year. I love it when she re-does stuff–especially when she redid the end tables


  8. For Christmas I’m making a tree skirt and making my kids and hubby matching p.j. bottoms using Heather Ross’s book….
    hope I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew :)

  9. I now follow your blog :)

  10. These would make great gifts…but I would definately keep one for myself :)

  11. Now following your blog :)

  12. Hello! We’re already friends because of your camera strap that makes my life a happier place.

  13. I already “followed” your blog. Check.

  14. And I would love to have a set of these to be “handmade for the holidays.”

  15. Hello there! What cute crafts. I love alll the bloggy talent out there!!!

  16. These are so cute! Great Giveaway!

  17. My favorite projects on Pleasant Home is all the food!! Her pictures are always so yummy!

  18. I am planning to go Homemade for the Holidays this year by making quilts for people in my family. And smaller things for all the nieces and nephews.

    I love homemade gifts! They truly are the best.

  19. Hello! I found your blog from Pleasant Home’s blog! Nice to meet you!

  20. I am now a follower of your blog!

  21. Hi! Just stopping by because Jodi has introduced you. I love Jodi’s blog and I mostly love her Pinwheels pattern. I just signed up to follow your blog. And I guess the last question is I am planning on making my family handmade quilts for Christmas. At least I am going to try :-) Thanks for a fabulous giveaway. I can really use the coffee cup coats, as I have a starbuckaholic that lives with me :-)

  22. Poped over from Pleasant Home and now you reside in my favorites list. Can’t wait to scroll through and look at you other posts!

  23. Hey hi! Lovely creations!

  24. I’m going homemade for the holidays by making my first all Christmas quilt! It is so fun!

  25. HI! Oh goodness. I found you off of Jodi’s blog. I love her re-vamped Target pumpkin towels. too cute!

    What else did you ask? OH! I will follow your blog too because that too, is too cute! I am making some handmade gifts this year. A few totes for special people in my life along with some sew together quick – fleece blankets.

    I’m going to post about your giveaway too.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Hi Andrea!

    I’ve been wanting to tell you that I’ve been using your “Everyday Simple Vespa” tote to carry my Bible study materials in and it is so much fun to use. Such a perfect size!
    –Julie B.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been following your blog since I was introduced to all of your wonderful creations at a holiday bazaar last year.
    –Julie B.

  28. What a nice blog you have. AND these are adorable…I’d love to win.

  29. I just found your blog from Pleasant Home. Will be stopping by often!

  30. I am following you now!

  31. I am going to make my sisters and assorted motherly types yoga mat bags for christmas, I think. Or maybe pillowcases….something relaxing for sure!!

  32. Anonymous says:

    I would have to say that the food projects look wonderful to me. Specifically, any recipe with chocolate! Can’t sew, but I love to bake.
    –Julie B.

  33. Anonymous says:

    I am going handmade this seaon by using the creativity of several of my favorite vendors on Etsy. So looking forward to giving away a few of the “Happy Little List Takers” which I stocked up on this summer!
    –Julie B.

  34. Hello – I found you from someone who was showing off your Halloweeen table runner. Very nice.
    Thanks for the give-a-way.

  35. I am a follower – was from the first time i clicked on your blog :)

  36. For Xmas – Oh Franssen’s Advent calendar for us and table runners for parents, grandmother and mother-in-law. Flannel nighties for our girls and a quilt for ‘the boy’. and tote bags for the teachers. which is why i start in september.

  37. these make wonderful gifts or to keep; lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

  38. Love the colours – so fresh and SPRING!!!

  39. Just found you on the net. Love your projects.

  40. Laurel says:

    Hello! Just love your blog and shoppe! How adorable your coffee coats! Pick me, pick me!!
    Laurel NJ

  41. Hello, great blog. I am following to stay caught up on all your cool ideas. Handmade is best and my girls are going to get aprons this year. Some of my ideas have come from pleasant home!!

  42. Well Hello! I love your Coffee Coats….sure beats those boring old cardboard ones I use every day- these are so bright and cheery!!

  43. And I came over from Jodi’s at Pleasant Home’s blog – love her newsletter and really like her Halloween Table Runner she has on her blog now.

  44. And I am a new follower of your blog and it is a great one that I will have fun keeping up with. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  45. And my handmade Christmas item this year will probably be quilted tote bags for my 3 sisters and 3 sister-in-laws!

  46. Folllowed the link from Pleasant Home (Jodi’s) and wow what a lot of cute things and ideas. So – I’m entering=
    hello and I love Christmas handmade also. Handmade will certainly be a part of my Christmas. Please enter me in your give away. I haven’t mastered blogging yet – but here is an e-mail address.
    Thanks, annette.e@cox.net
    (Chula Vista, CA)

  47. hello

  48. i am now following your blog. excited about it too.

  49. my favorite project on pleasant home is the halloween trick or treat poochie bag.

  50. I love love these and I am going homemade for the holidays so they would be perfect. I just found your blog today from pleasant home. Love it, will be a follower now!

  51. These are very sweet! I just found you through Pleasant Home. I am working towards my goal of a handmade holiday by making bags from tutorials I have found around the blog world. I am making one for several teachers and friends. I can’t wait to look around your blog! Thanks for such a generous give-away.

  52. These are so adorable! I could give them as gifts! You are so kind.

  53. wow you are a popular girl! congrats!

  54. oh and thanks for introducing me to yet another blog to spend my time on! love that you are featured right above a sweet potato pie recipe. Mmmm. love sweet potato pie and knitty bitties! how fun!

  55. Good Morning, I read about your giveaway on the blog Pleasant home. Love your cute little coffee cup thingies. oh so cute! Please enter me in your drawing. I have also become a follower! I plan on making everything this year for xmas. Haven’t figured out exactly what yet.


  56. Anonymous says:

    OOOH!I love warm coats! Even when they are for coffee.I love Pleasant Home. Great ,Fun ideas. Love it too that i am now following your yummy blog .Can’t wait to see if i win! Shanna

  57. I have been folowing your blog for sometime, just never popped in to say hi. So hi!

  58. For your info, I am one of those minor but I LOVE tea, esp lady earl tea which I just discovered a couple of weeks ago.

  59. I can’t find the follow me and I am not on twitter, but I have added you to my Google Reader.

  60. Love these. Would make great gifts. I just found your blog and love what I have seen. Will be reading all your old posts.

  61. What adorable gifts!! I just wanted to say hello and please count me in for the drawing (if I am not too late!!) I found your blog through the Pleasant Home blog. As far as my favorite thing on her blog, it would have to be the embellishments she did on the hand towels. (I had just bought them as well and went home and followed her directions to make my towels just as cute!!) Although, I may have a new favorite because I really want to try out the cute pumpkin table runner she did too!!

  62. Wonderful giveaway and a lovely idea for a gift. We are tea drinkers in this part of the world and I would be definitely keeping back one for myself!


  63. Mary Lynn Forrest says:

    Hi, I had to check you out after Jodi put you in the spot light! I’m glad she did. Love your blog and will be following you from now on. I love the coffe coats the most! I hope I win some!! I will be make most of my gifts for Christmas this year again…at least that is the plan at this time.
    Can’t wait to read your next blog log tehehe.

  64. Hello. I follow your blog…and I think I got hooked when I saw the pinwheel quilt you made…I made it too this year… Although I love your colour combos…very different to mine! And I swoon over aqua and red together, so you’ve got me there too! So…thanks for blogging and your generous giveaway!

  65. Nana Jusy says:

    Hi, what a wonderful gift idea. I am making a few handmade gifts. Beautiful work.

  66. I blogged about your giveaway, so please give me another chance at winning those adorable coffee cup sleeves!!

  67. I have so many friends at work that would be so jealous if I sported one of these :)

  68. I follow your blog!

  69. WOW! Andrea, hello and looks like you are not in Kansas anymore! You’ve got quite the following! I’m loving your new sewing machine and I don’t even know that much about sewing machines but I do know you do deserve it!!!! So kuddos to M!
    Um I think I’ll be getting some of those if I don’t win some! Does that count as homemade for the holidays if I don’t make it? :)

  70. I love the fall fabric packs. I need some fall fabrics and I love it when someone else puts them together.

  71. Handmade holidays…everyone is getting handmade gifts. I’m making a large black apple doll for my 3 year old!

  72. What if I FB about it? Just spreading the love!

  73. Hi! I just found your blog today in a rather roundabout way. (SMS to Pleasant Home to your lovely blog!) I’m already smitten and added you to my reader. I absolutely love that little black & pink bat onesie! I have a niece due in a few weeks, and I just may have to get her one of those in a size appropriate for next halloween…

  74. Hello~
    I’ve followed your blog for a while, but have never commented. I LOVE your camera straps- need to get one for my sis for Christmas & now I have to get myself the cup holders~ too cute!! I love homemade gifts, but don’t really know how to do them myself… so, I’ll try to make a couple & buy some of yours- that counts, right?

  75. This set is soooo cute!!! Both my girls would love them. They are so addicted to S…b…s Coffee. And this would personalize those silly paper cups.

  76. And I totally forgot to say HELLO to you!!

  77. I love how Pleasant Home added her own touches to those simple Halloween towels from Target.

  78. Not quite sure yet how I will be doing Handmade for the Holidays.
    Last year I was laid up with a broken foot for quite some time and the holidays were not the same.
    This year my family will gladly settle for batches and batches of homemade Christmas cookies, I’m sure.

  79. It’s me again. Was crazy enough to go on a night hunt to three different Target stores.And EUREKA!!! I was succesful. Found the white kitchen towels with the pumpkinapplique and some little guest towels in orange, green and purple, also Halloween themed.

  80. oooh. i’m in! love the coffee cozies.

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