a gift

I had this gift planned out for so long.  My friend’s birthday came and went, no present made. 

Finally sat down with the perfect fabric selection (she loves turquoise and lime-y green) and cranked it out the other night.  I was really happy making this because I think it’s a really useful present, and I love useful things.  I know she’ll appreciate it because we eat lunch together a lot!

I love how it turned out and really want to make one for myself, it’s the perfect size bag for lunch!  and the little drawstring cover is just too cute
| Coffee Cup Cozy (PDF link on her left sidebar) by House on Hill Road |
And to go along with the lunch bag I made a coffee cup cozy.  She had spied my first coffee cozy and asked me to make her one – so I did, just a few months later than planned.  Good things come to those who wait? Right?  Oh, and a little side note on the cozy, I wish I could say I totally planned the button going on the eye of the owl, but really, it was sort of a mistake and I made it work. Wahoo!
Hope you like it Lindsey.

28 thoughts on “a gift

  1. ninjadesigns says:

    i think the button on the eye is adorable! i know what you mean about good intentions, and then the day comes and goes, and then time passes. i got frames for my parents that said “mother of the bride” and “father of the bride” but i had to alter a vertical picture and crop it for a horizontal frame… lets just say that i still have them, and i just had my second anniversary in august…

    i really like the drawstring on your bag!

  2. Emily says:

    Adorable! I love those colors. I think I need to move this up on my project list. 🙂

  3. amy says:

    what a great gift! You have a lucky friend!! 🙂

  4. Can we be friends so I can get incredibly cute birthday presents too?!! Lol…I love that coffee cozy! Will be creating one stat! Thank you so much for the idea!

  5. hilltopmom says:

    Thanks for the tips Anna. Our violin/cello teacher loves coffee and I was thinking about looking for a coffee cozy pattern for her Christmas gift. Now I don’t have to look.
    Happy weekend.

  6. Oh, that button is total eye candy – so sweet!

  7. Mary says:

    So cute! I’m sure she’ll love them!!!

  8. Oh, your friend is lucky, it’s the best when somebody makes something for you.

  9. Leslie says:

    these are such great gifts. i love that owl!!

  10. What a great couple of gifts! A very lucky friend indeed!

  11. Marjolein says:

    Wow, wish my friends gave presents like this! These are so adorable.

  12. Delia says:

    So beautiful Anna. You are such a nice friend. 🙂

  13. Sew Much Ado says:

    Haha, I’m sure she’ll love it all! The owl eye cracked me up, sometimes mistakes are just meant to be!

  14. Carina says:

    What a lucky friend – beautiful gift. Love it. Carina x

  15. jayayceeblog says:

    Those are completely awesome handmade gifts. Love the tote and the little cup cozy is perfect!

  16. Emily says:

    That is soooo cute! I love them both so much- and I definitely think better late than never:) I literally JUST did a blog post about some gifts I made for a friend’s baby (who is 6 months old already!)

    Great job, my sister and I love your blog:)

  17. Angela says:

    What a great gift Anna! She will definitely love it. I’ve been wanting to make that bag forever, your version is way too cute.

  18. Jeannie says:

    Love, love, love that lunch bag and coffee wrap!
    That is such a fun lunch bag.

  19. Jess says:

    what a cool bag! you think of the most thoughtful presents!

  20. ayumills says:

    Anna, I’m so sure your friend will LOVE both of these! I definitely would!! The lunch bag is so beautiful and I like how you used text fabric for the drawstring part! And the coffee cup cozy! The cutest thing ever!!! It’s like the owl is a silly pirate! Awesome!

  21. Ooh, you have a very lucky friend!

  22. sewtakeahike says:

    what an awesome, awesome gift for your friend Anna! That little drawstring area on the top is fabulous! And perfect! And then you just HAD to go and use that text fabric, didn’t you? That sealed the deal for me!

  23. Jacqui says:

    What do they say, “the path to hell is paved with good intentions”? I’m in deep trouble if that’s the case! 🙂 But I think you’ll be fine on account of that bag! It would make even the most pedestrian of sandwiches rather posh 🙂 And I love the patchwork cosy – it looks fabulous! The owl’s eye is definitely one of those inspired coincidences.

  24. BECKICKLES says:

    I love that coffee cup holder – it’s gorgeous! x

  25. Lindsey says:

    This is Anna’s VERY lucky friend and you are all right…I LOVE both of my gifts!! Anna, thank you again for thinking of me and thanks for being such a wonderful friend. FYI-I have used the coffee cozy two times in the past four days…I HAD too!!

  26. Maryvonne says:

    I soooo recognize the scraps an pieces on the floor-thing!
    All the same here! Now I have to make myself this super solution.

  27. That lunch box and coffee warp, both are my favorite. I’ve been wanting to make that bag forever, your version is way too cute. That button is total eye candy.

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