Coffee Shop Upgrades

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Do you depend on your morning Starbucks drive thru? Are you a loyal patron of your local (organic, fair trade, in-store roasted) coffee shop? Are you ready to take your coffee game to the next level? Here are 4 ways to do just that.

  1. Cup Cozy

 

You know those little paper collars? What if we replaced those with something reusable, fun, and just your style. Sound good? Knit coffee sleeves fit your cup snugly and protect your fingers while keeping your coffee hot (or cold!) and proclaiming your cup of joe as absolutely yours. (No more trying to figure out coffee cup ownership by comparing lipstick stains!) These cozies from www.knittyvet.etsy.com

  1. Travel Tumbler

Like the coffee cozy idea but want to go one step farther? How about your own coffee travel cup? Great for folks concerned with their eco-footprint and those who like the heft of a nice coffee mug in their hands. Even better, these cups still fit in the car holder, unlike your favorite mug at home. Pro tip? You can use a knit sleeve on your travel tumbler. Fancy! These tumblers from www.bovepottery.etsy.com

  1. Caffeine necklace

Not ready to ditch the paper collar or cup? Need to start smaller? How about a caffeinated little necklace. No really, it’s the caffeine molecule! You can look smart and proclaim your love for your stimulant of choice wherever you go. Necklace from www.molecularmuse.etsy.com

  1. Coffee Signs

You love the coffee shop so much – why not take it home with you? An eye-catching sign reminding you of all the great ways to mix up beans and hot water will tide you over until your next coffee run. Sign from www.woodprintz.etsy.com

Which coffee shop upgrade would you start with first? What are YOUR favorite game changers? Share below!

Bye. Going to get coffee.

(*all images property of shop owners*)

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May Day Blooms

Happy May Day Folks!
When I was a little bitty thing we used to hand weave paper baskets and bring them to our neighbors stuffed full of flowers. I’m a bit bigger now, and the whole internet is my neighbor, so I say you all get flowers! I’ve put together a little collection of fun handmade finds from Etsy to brighten your day and warm your heart. Click the pictures of the items to learn more about each. Enjoy!

1. A trendy Floral Hoop Necklace from FreddieandGeorgia

2. A stunning Flower Crown from OhHiRosie

3. These marvelously bright Mini Clothespins from MAKINGtheNESTofIT

4. Some stunning Hand-Painted Yarn from LBArtYarn

Hand Painted Yarn

5. A beautiful resin Flower Necklace from NThandmadeJewelry

6. This amazing Felted Iris Hat from FeltedFlora

7. A sweet Baby Girl Shirt from primposies

8. These elegant Rolled Flowers from PaperPerfectPetals

9. This bright Zippered Wristlet from UnexpectedTreasure

10. A gorgeous Poppy Serving Bowl from TurningTrueStudios

11. And my Sunflower Cup Cozy From KnittyVet

Sunflower Coffee Cozy

Wow! Thank you to all the creators of the above items for sharing their gorgeous work.

Remember I am still offering FREE SHIPPING through Mother’s Day with the code MOMGIFT15 in the KnittyVet Shop. Now go enjoy your May Day!

Launching Something New : Knitted Play Bracelets

I’ve been working hard at the Etsy shop recently – updating photos, SEO (should I think about a post on this?), and promoting in and outside of Etsy. I also had an idea for a new product, inspired by my own daughter’s desire to play with my yarn. Not that I am upset about her playing with yarn – she just seems to be taking after me 🙂

Anyhow, she wanted some “lovely jewelry” to wear, and I wanted to make her something that would last through her hard wear and boisterous play. I grabbed a pair of double pointed needles and started knitting i cords. A few days and some cycles through the steam washer later I had something I was happy with, and something I could hardly get her to part with!

I love these little wool bangles – they are bright, colorful, soft and durable. They can be made in a rainbow of colors and variety of sizes. My daughter attends a Waldorf style preschool and toys like these fit right into the sensory toy theory and encouragement of creative play. They’ve also been proving popular with Etsy buyers and folks on Facebook. I especially like the custom orders that have been rolling in.

My next adventure is trying a rainbow pattern in one bracelet… we’ll see how that goes. I’m also toying with the idea of making a tutorial for these guys – any interest?

If YOU want a set of bracelets feel free to contact me in the comments, through my facebook at http://www.facebook.com/knittyvet or Etsy at http://www.knittyvet.etsy.com -Kendra

Busy Treasury Tuesday – Artist Feature

I know it is Wednesday. But yesterday I had so much fun creating treasuries with a great group of people on Etsy that I didn’t have a chance to post over here! I think instead of linking each treasury I will highlight some awesome finds from the artists I met. In no particular order…

Beautiful bright necklaces from ElliegantGems:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/108770338/gorgeous-rainbow-heart-necklaces-limited?ref=shop_home_active_6

A sweet bird painting from StudioEmmaKaufmann:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/219336681/bird-pillow-love-birds-painting-mothers?ref=shop_home_active_13

A magical fairy door from DoodleDotGifts:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/201223710/hand-painted-magical-rainbow-fairy-door?ref=shop_home_active_2

An adorable felted cloud from Fairyhollowcreations:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/222832556/grey-cloud-kawaii-keyring-hanging?ref=shop_home_active_5

Amazing espresso cups from JennyNguiDesign:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/159525845/travellers-joy-espresso-cups-and-saucer?ref=shop_home_active_14

A cute toddler dress from SecretSquirrel13:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/206868938/2-3-years-dress-in-raspberry-with-tree?ref=shop_home_active_13

A groovy giraffe from ThePaperLighthouse:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/207765119/cut-your-own-giraffe-profile-head?ref=shop_home_active_16

A folded page sculpture from TheBookVandal:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/223167380/3-hearts-folded-book-art-love-themed?ref=shop_home_active_5

A charming cross stitch pattern from redbeardesign:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/199358476/home-sweet-cross-stitch-pattern-pdf-a?ref=shop_home_active_7

A bright bag charm from WillowCraftsx:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/218508438/pretty-flower-bag-charm-filled-with-pink?ref=shop_home_active_13

A fun and funky needle book from StripyKite:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/187565388/ripples-needle-book-crafty-gift-for?ref=shop_home_active_1

An amazing copper bangle from EmmaWyattArt:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/217538145/copper-bangle-labradorite-cuff-wire?ref=shop_home_active_22

A bright poppy purse from EngeeStar:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/216847584/bright-red-poppy-zip-purse?ref=shop_home_active_8

A beaded tribal cuff from TheBeadyLittleEye:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/219853205/tribal-triangles-boho-bracelet-beaded?ref=shop_home_active_4

A lovely butterfly bracelet from 44DaisyStreet:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/204961588/turquoise-gemstone-butterfly-bracelet?ref=shop_home_active_15

A cheerful embroidered garden from CrafyFox:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/222373107/spring-garden-button-embroidery-hoop?ref=shop_home_active_1

A vibrant handmade card from HandmadePeaCards:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/189721063/i-love-you-to-the-moon-and-back-card?ref=shop_home_active_4

 WOW!!! I hope you enjoy the great items – don’t forget to visit the artist’s shops for more amazing finds! -Kendra Ann www.knittyvet.etsy.com

GIVEAWAY! Through 3/1/15 at noon CST

To thank all fans and customers I am hosting a little giveaway. The prize will be any cozy in the shop or a $10 gift card towards any other shop item. What would you pick?

Rules: 1. Head over to facebook and “Like” the KnittyVet Page: www.facebook.com/knittyvet
2. “Like” the contest post and comment with your favorite color.
3. I’ll pick the winner randomly from the comments 3/1/15 at noon CST.

No facebook account? No problem – just leave a comment here on the blog!

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