My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."

Friday, August 24, 2012

Crocheted Monkey Coffee Cozy

Say that blog title 5 times fast!!

Too funny.  

Although I hate to think about it, autumn is just around the corner.  That means school, sweaters and Spiced Pumpkin Lattes.  Oh yeah. Maybe fall isn't all  that bad!

While searching for cute **free** crocheting patterns on the web a few weeks ago, I came across a pattern for this little guy:

Here's the link.    Patons Yarns  You have to sign up for a free account to access it, but I think he is totally worth it!

And what is he, you ask?  He's a coffee cup cozy.  You know-- you put him around your HOT takeout coffee to keep your hands from burning.  

He took me less than 1/2 an hour to crochet and even less time to sew his parts together and add his face.  And he was totally worth it!

Look how cute he is on my new porcelain "Union Jack" travel mug.  Hubby bought it up for me while we were in the UK a few weeks ago.  Isn't he a sweetie?

My "Limelight" hydrangeas are the stars of my garden right now.  I cut several flower heads today and placed them into my "new" Crown mason jars.  I found a ton of them recently in a second hand store for $1.00 a piece.  Score!

And  then I snapped some pics.

The flowers look lovely. 

The light through the jars, equally so.  

And you want to know the best part? Now that the kids have a playroom in the basement, they rarely hang out in the family room anymore.  I can safely put jars of flowers on my coffee table and know that they will remain there.  Hurray!

 One last shot of the flowers, but this time with my latest knitting project.  The knitting part is done- just the crocheted edging to go.  I'll share the finished product in the next few days!


  1. Oh my goodness! That coffee cup cozy is too adorable!! Love it! Would you like to sell a few? They would be such an awesome & cute Christmas present!! Your flowers are gorgeous too! Don't fresh flowers make you feel happy? Angie xo

  2. Oh My Goodness Bronwyn, Mr Sock Monkey is just too cute!!! Love him!

    Also love your beautiful hydrangeas. I'm going to forward your post to my daughter in law, she's crazy nuts about hydrangea and sends me pics all the time.

    Can't wait for the big reveal on the sweater * beautiful color!

  3. haha. That is one cute monkey!!! and the little sweater is beautiful. :-)

  4. That coffee cup cozy is so sweet. Welldone. xox

  5. Love the monkey! So cute! Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party!


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