Monday, July 4, 2011

~a Christmas wish in July........silly me~


a handmade joy
ok all you creative knitters out there
{I know who you are}
gather up your knitting needles and some pretty yarn 
and get busy making some of these sweet charmers
for everyone on your Christmas list......it is never too early right?
if you can't knit....like me... you can always go here to purchase a few
I just think they are adorable....just wish I could whip one up for myself
one of these will sure to be on my Christmas list ....
just image the joy of sipping hot chocolate from this cozy mug....
......it warms my heart just thinking about it 
silly me.....i should be thinking about ice slushes at the beach
xox

47 comments:

Libbie said...

So cute! I am a sucker for things like this! I bought my cousin a sweater for her Starbucks cup last Christmas & I am still wishing I would have grabbed the same one for me :) Just think how pretty your cocoa will be!!! :) Goodnight Koralee!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

What a sweet idea and love the pretty colour.
I will have to get out the knitting needles. Thanks for sharing.

Hope that you are having a lovely week in the sunshine.
Hugs
Carolyn

tinajo said...

This is so cute - I wonder how they are made..?! :-)

Diana Shearer said...

I love this idea. I think I may have to buy some for my family for Christmas. I'd love to say I'd make them myself, but it would take me 10 years to finish!! I think they are adorable. You share the most amazing things!!!
xxoo ~:D

Suz said...

Oh, Koralee,
I love this. I love Christmas. I love Christmas in July. Alas, I am a total failure at knitting or crocheting but I want Christmas in July! I love that idea so much. Is someone thinking of hosting something like this? Like YOU??
Big hugs,
Suz

Alessandra said...

Cute as! Feels good looking at it since July is Winter in New Zealand!

If you have time to visit I have two posts with homemade pretty Turkish Delights :-)

Ciao
Alessandra

Ana Degenaar said...

I want one of those so badly!

silly old suitcase said...

Hello,

Well, even with a temperature of 25 degrees this looks good!
I'm a born knitter, and doing cables is always nice.
Right now i prefer crochet because it's more practical taking into the garden :-)
But seeing these makes me wanna knit knit knit....

bye.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I should be preparing my christmas stock and just can't bear to think about it! preparing my christmas wish list on the otherhand......
fee x

Martina said...

Ha, yes, christmas approaches in huge steps - i can't believe it's July and half the year has gone! I, sadly, can't knit as well, but revell in the soft beauty of this! xox

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH SWEET ONE! THIS IS FABULOUS! It reminds me of the little sweater for the apple that you had here once! teeeeheee! OH HOW FABULOUS..this will keep my tea cup warm in the winter. Here, if you let your tea cup sit too long, the COLD air will surely cool it off. ARE YOU PACKING AWAY all of your goods? BON VOYAGE SWEET FRIEND! Anita

Colores said...

so cute, love it!!!... and believe me or not! I am starting to think about X-mas gitfs ,too!!! A BIG KISS

andrea creates said...

very cute! i've actually started up some of my gifts-i plan to knit or sew almost all of them ;)

francis said...

I hope you will be enjoying your days in California ... Always inspiring to be from home a while .
I always admire the knitting ladies .....
Oh I can knit but this is university-knitting for me.
My mother was great in knitting , Both my grandmothers too .....Oh my gosh I guess I have to good too just don't know it YET hihi .
Happy tuesday !

janet said...

Morning Koralee,
Really loving the color of that yarn!

Enjoy your day

Janet xox
http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

Barbara said...

How adorable is that?!! And in your color, too.
:)
I'm sending the link to my knitting friends!

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Lovely Koralee...another good excuse to get out my knitting needles...well, I hardly ever put then away if I'm honest!....
Hope you have a great day...
Susan x

Linda said...

This is so pretty! And cooler weather is only a few months away!

Susan said...

So adorable! Who wouldn't enjoy a hot drink in the middle of winter even more when it's all dressed up fancy? But, for today...
Bring on the lemonade or, no, I just bought some pomegranate green tea iced tea mix....I think I'll make up a pitcher and freeze some into ice cubes too...delish!
Blessings!
PS I made an adjustment to my blog that I hope will correct the comment problem. Please try again! :) ((hugs))

Bela said...

Adorable!! Mine is in fabric!! Gorgeous as well!!!!:o))
May bells jingle to you dear friend!!
Love, Bela

Catherine said...

I will have to stick to purchasing these sweet cup cozies for alas I can not knit! Nor sew. ;)

Hope you are having a terrific July dearest Koralee!
xo Catherine

Prudence said...

These are great gifts! It's not that silly to talk about Christmas right now. I'm sure the stores will have Christmas up in September!

ivana said...

interesting idea... and not hard to reach... surely by christmas it'll come true: till then keep on dreaming <3

Jane said...

That's so cute! It looks pretty intricate, though, with the cable pattern so I'd probably buy one instead of trying to knit it myself :)
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Jane-Jacksonville

Vintage Home said...

Great posts Koralee!...
Hope this finds you all well & getting some rest!
Yeah for sun!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh sweet friend, HAVE A BLAST! It can be super hot, so be careful....drink lots of liquids and enjoy!!! THINKING OF YOU, Anita

fernandflora said...

What a lovely gift indeed! I've always wanted to learn how to knit. One of these days...

Two Shades of Pink said...

Oh, these are just SO SWEET! I wish I could knit too. So much! But what an adorable idea for Christmas gifts. And there is nothing wrong with snuggly, warm thoughts in the summer. It is nice to look forward to things. ♥

It's me said...

Hahahahaah!!...nice cup !! enjoy your icecream !!....hihihi!!....love Ria...xxx...

pollydove said...

I love Christmas in July! That little mug sweater is ADORABLE! I can not knit for the life of me - or crochet for that matter - and I have TRIED. It gets me too frustrated. I would definitely need to purchase these ... so cute tho. (And thank YOU my friend for all of your sweet comments to me too!) lots of love ... xoxoxo

LuLu & Co. said...

You are so right it's never too early to make Christmas lists as cute as this!
xo,
LuLu

June said...

Oh I have missed your sweet posts Koralee! These are just the sweetest little warmers!
I wish I would have paid more attention to mom when she was trying to teach me my knitting.

Thank you for your message! I love it when you come by. I am sending you well wishes on your move. I know it must be so much work.
hugs from here...

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Koralee~ I asked myfuture daughter in law to make me some of these to give away for Christmas gifts!
They are so dang cute!
Have a PRETTY day!
Kristin

Rizzi said...

HI KORALEE,
WE HAD A NICE 4TH, FAMILY BBQ, KIDS HAD SPARKLERS AND THEY HAD LOTS OF FUN. LOVE THE CUP COZY,I ONLY CROCHET SO I HAVE TO FIND A PATTERN FOR CROCHET. HAVE A GREAT WEEK, RIZZI

Nana's Sweet Dreams and Memories said...

oooh...so pretty...I wish I knew how to knit.
I just may have to order one (or two)...a nice cuppa tea would be so lovely wrapped in this.
Cheers:) to you Koralee on this bright sunny day.
Debbie xo

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

No silly at all...I gather gifts for the Holidays year round. These are lovely!


Gabriela

a peony princess said...

Learning to knit and to sew are on my bucket list! I so admire those that are able to!

The Garden Bell said...

Just too cute. But, it's making me think I need to open a shop somewhere....na... I have too much fun giving stuff away. Hope you have a great vaca....See ya on the flipside.

Natasha said...

Anytime is the perfect time for a hot cocoa I say ;) I love this mug cozy, I should take up knitting again. It's been awhile but they say it comes back to you right?
Your posts are insta-smiles for me my friend. Have a lovely week! xox

Elyse said...

sweet treats have no calendar! (did that make sense?) :)

adorable

xo
elyse

i.ikeda said...

Oooooh, so cute! Knitting to the rescue! And it's never a bad time for Christmas is it? :) My list has been growing for a couple of months now. Have a wonderful day! Xoxo

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Koralee, Do not even THINK about Christmas!! I waited for years for summer this year! (We went right from winter to summer). I'm enjoying summer SO much and don't want to even think of hot cocoa!
Your mug did make me think of something. A magazibe called "Mollie Makes" was in Barnes & Noble and on the cover were APPLES with crocheted covers and a button! Crazy. Love, Linda

♥Ingrid♥ said...

Hello Koralee Inwant a cup like yours!!!!! have a beautiful day...x

francis said...

it'sa rainy wednesday overhere .
my garden loves it .
Tomorrow I will know where my surprise will be going to ......
Have fun Koralee

Helen Philipps said...

So sweet - I would love some of these! I loved your red, white and blue strawberries on the last post too - sooo pretty and original! Have a happy day, Koralee.
Helen x

Hearthandmade said...

oh my lord this is gorgeous!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

that is simply adorable! I so wish I could knit or crochet.
I have 2 mug cozies, love them, they make any mug look even prettier.

hope you are enjoying the sunshine and everyone is well.
Big hugs sweet Koralee ♥