Wednesday, February 23, 2011

kindergarten chic + felt = happy (and 1 for u)

This satisfies my need for bright colors against black...add in the measuring tape-type ribbon and I am ecstatic!

I was inspired by the designs over at mmmcrafts. She has a very similar leaf pattern.

But what is it?

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a phone cozy!

It only took me 3 Cosby Show reruns to make it (a little over an hour).

Want me to make you one? Customized with your fave colors? As long as you can put up with my wonky stitches....

....leave me a comment telling me what you do- I would love to know; are you a brain surgeon? A stay at home mom? A trash collector? A teacher?

And I will pick a winner. The winner will get to pick colors for a phone cozy in the design above.

62 comments:

Bethany said...

Well you probably already know what I do! :) I am still a student, but I have hopes and dreams of becoming a professional photographer!
I hope I win! Super cute giveaway! :)

Anna said...

I'm a teenage photographer, violinist, babysitter, student and teachers assist :)
Love the giveaway idea!

Mom of 5 said...

I am a stay at home mom, and homeschooling momma of 5. I love all of your felt projects, they are just adorable!

Annetta said...

I'm a retired "want-to-be artist" and was looking for inspiration when I found your fun site. I love the freedom you have to express yourself. As a lover of "black" and bright colors, I love your little phone cozy.
Thanks.
Annetta

Lisa said...

I am a stay at home momma. Love being home taking care of my family :-)

Christy S. said...

An aspiring cake decorator disguised as a stay-at-home mom... Super cute phone cozy!

Anonymous said...

Love it!
I am a homeschooling mama to 3 and a music teacher to 25 kiddos! I teach a few out of my home & teach two group guitar classes at our co-op. It's great because I *know* I'm just where I should be!
Kristin

Marsha said...

I'm a homeschool mom and love it!

Doda said...

Hi sara! I'd love to own something you've made! In fact I was thinking about your cushions last night.

I'm a stay at home mom, part time decorater, seamstress, jewellery maker, craft designer, ukulele player, keyboard player, hmmm, probably a few more things too!

Kellie said...

Hmmm... I am wife to a godly man, mother of three +1 handpicked daughter, almost retired homeschool mom (just one more!), full time secretary to an awesome boss, addicted to smocking and fabric, and will try any craft once!

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

oh oh oh I totally want one!
Im a Foster mommy and stay home manager....

"your wonky" stitches are awesome!

Justin, Jake and Jenna's mom said...

well.....maybe I can win just once on your blog! I'm a homeschooling wife and mom, lover of knitting, a pastor's wife who enjoys Bible study and getting to know the ladies at our church....
~Tricia M.

lilms_sassy said...

i was a social worker for many years. now a stay at home mom. and, for my next act, i'd like to be a yoga instructor.

Little Mama said...

hey there Sara!
Love the phone cozy!
i am a stay at home mama! love.
i also sell Scentsy as a part time gig. It is wonderful and helps pay for all those little extras. plus scents my home with no fire! but my main career is a mama. it is my first love.
have a fantastic day!!

Debby said...

Cute little phone cozy. Maybe if I had that I could find my phone in my purse, hah.
I am a before and after school administrator.......so I guess I am a teacher. Trash collector might also fit, brain surgeon.....not exactly.
Love what you are doing with the felt.

Trisha said...

So cute, I love the felt projects you have done. I am a floral designer at Michaels and do paintings and collages that I sell.

Janelle said...

Hi Sara! I am an Art teacher for students in pre-K -12. Super cute bag and what a great giveaway idea!
Janelle
http://stuckinthemudpottery@blogspot.com

Jeremy and Amy said...

So cute, Sara! I am a stay at home mom & I LOVE it!

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Sara! I am a retired stay at home mom turned stay at home crafter and mom to an English bully, Emma!

Your phone cozy is adorable!

Jessica said...

I am a child of God, wife, mother, and part-time legal assistant for my husband. In my "spare" time (lol) I make fabric flowers pins that I love to give away...which makes people smile!

Anouk said...

I'm a "soon-to-be" stay at home mom - baby is due any day! And I've been making barrettes out of felt flowers and would love to know where you buy your felt (is it wool or acrylic) and how you do your stitches! Love the cozy!

Mary said...

Sara I know that whenever I come here I will get hit with a burst of beautiful color, and inspiration!!

too cool!!

Rain said...

Hey Sara-I'm a part time secretary in Cardiac Care Unit-part time farmer!-full time student of life and enjoying new experiences-craft projects-many different kinds!-scrapbooking being favorite!- being a mom to 2 grown daughters-wife to my guy-and best is my new job as "gigi" to a brand new 3mos old grandson!--Love your beautiful phone cozy-the colors are fantastic!!

michelle said...

You know mine job....Stay-At-Home Mommy to 5 year old Bryson and 4month old TWINS, Austin and Brianna. Everyday is a new adventure and I sure need a way to keep up with my cellphone!

Diane said...

Love the bright colors you have in your life :) I am a stay at home mom and artist (more of a mom at the current moment). The phone cozy is a perfect ideA!

OurArtSanctuary said...

I think I am addicted to your site. :)
I'm an art teacher for children Kindergarten through 8th grade, and a calligrapher and family arts programing teacher on the side. Oh yea--and a nanny.

Thanks for all the inspiration...I am making a great coffee table now :)

carlisle clan conversation... said...

I'm astay at home mom-trash collector-teacher...because I homeschool my kiddos and they are ridiculously messy. I would add Brain Surgeon, but then I'd be lying. PS I looooove your house!

Erin Behney said...

I'm an art teacher, an artist when I can, grad student, and a home owner...Your site is my inspiration and I can't wait to do all your fun projects!!! One day my house will be like yours....one day ;-)

brandi said...

So cute, i'm a stay-at- home homeschooling momma to 5 lttle ones, 9 and under. Love reading your blog for fun ideas :).

Jara said...

I am a Christ-follower, mother, wife, sister, friend, and a substitute teacher praying for a teaching job in a budget cutting year here in Texas:(

LOVE your cute little cozies:)

jaradowns@hotmail.com

Lacie said...

I'm a teacher & I love your craftiness! :-)

The Dreaming Bear said...

Hee hee. What a fun giveaway! You know me....I'm an artist/designer. Toodooloo!

Miss Ali said...

is this considered emailing you?

i love, love, love your blog & especially your phone cozy.

my life would not be the same without my iphone.

i am a children's librarian by trade. a mom the rest of the time, and even when working, as it turns out.

Cherri said...

Your phone cozy is so cute and your phone has a pink case just like mine.

I am a wife, mother, K-6 art teacher and a three year breast cancer survivor. Right now I am working on getting over 400 pictures ready for next months art show (contest). Also stressing about changes to Indiana education because of our governor. Your website was a great break!

Debbie Chouinard said...

I am a teacher of toddlers. I get a lot of inspiration for my kids from you. Thanks.

D.I.M. Incorporated said...

Love this! You and your craftiness! I'm a cosmetologist, by trade but right now I'm happy being home with my baby until she starts school in the fall. :(

kennedy said...

I enjoy following your blog and would love a piece of your colorful art!

Let's see....I am a full-time mom and wife, a full-time professor and child psychologist, a full-time homeschooler to my two children.....in other words, a professional balancing act who on most days fails miserably and has learned to lean very heavily into my Lord Jesus.

Blessings,
Nicole

Jenny Stevning said...

I am just stopping by to comment. Since my cell phone is 5 years old, it doesn't deserve a cute cellphone cozy as that!
You know what I love the most? That you gauge time by how many reruns of Cosby Show you watched. LOVE IT!
When I was 5 I flew by myself from AZ to CA to see my grandparents. I asked my mom how long I would be on the plane. She answered, "As long as it takes you to watch Sesame Street."

Donovan Doins said...

I am a stay at home,life loving, homeschooling mom - who works part time.

Love your creativity.

jennalee said...

omg, so cute and I love the wall measuring tape. I teach art! Best job ever!

Michelle said...

I am a homeschool mom, with a degree in elementary education that I chose not to use. Love the colors.

mgtribby@aol.com

Keri said...

I love it!!! I'm a stay-at-home mommy.

Hawk3ye said...

Full-time graphic designer in the travel industry, mom to boy of 15 months. New to your blog through a link at your SIL's blog knack, looking for project ideas to get me creating again. :)

Montgomery Family said...

I'm a mommy and a wife and a follower of jesus. That's pretty much what I do all day!!

Mrs. McKinnon said...

HI Sara! I am an Instructional Literacy Specialist for a large urban school district in Ohio. I have the pleasure of working with classroom teachers as they implement literacy iniataives for the students in their classrooms. Prior to my current position I worked as a Special Education Intervention Specialist. Both positions have been rewarding and I feel so blessed to be affored the continued opportunity to enrich students' lives.
- Mandy

Pippa said...

Hi Sara, I am a single mother of a 16 year old daughter and an Admin Assist at a mega Baptist church. I love crafting and fantasizing of being an interior decorator. LOVE LOVE LOVE your style and use of color. Your phone cosy is adorable and the wonky stitches just add to it's charm. Blessings!

Pippa said...

Hi Sara, I am a single mom to a 16 year old daughter and an Admin Assist at a mega Baptist Church. I love crafting and dreaming of being an interior decorator. LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog, your style and colorful home. Your phone cosy is so very Cutie Patootie and the wonky stitches just add to its charm. I like you luv bright colors on a black background. Blessings to you and your family!

Yara said...

I'm a wife, full time mom, homeschool mom, and most recently, a Cookie Lee independent jewelry consultant.

Ruth said...

So cute!!

I am a stay at home homeschooling mom.

Ruth

Paper Pear said...

I love your ideas! I would love to own your phone cozy because I actually need one! Dropped mine to many times and always lose it in my bag! haha!
I am first a God loving child, mother of one beautiful 6yr old daughter, loving wife, art teacher for 3rd-4th grade students, I play with clay, paper, yarn, visual journaler and the list continues! Moms lists never end right??!
Just LOVE your site! You inspire me to be more crafty at home!

Chastity Gomez said...

Super cute! My phone has been without a cozy..

matchshoterx said...

love your phone cozy! Super cute idea- I ALWAYS lose the phone in my deep never ending bag of junk, kids toys, make-up, mail, and lost cards from my overflowing wallet! :)
I'm a stay-at-home mom as well. Contemplating home-schooling. Still praying about it!
*this is my husbands account- I'm Monica at momonica2000@yahoo.com I found your blog from an old friend "little mama!"

Sue said...

Hey Sara,
I am a public school teacher in WI.....I am sure you have been hearing a lot about us in the news :) I teach 4 year old kindergarten, and I love your site and this cute little felt bag. You inspire me, and encourage me to create vibrant, funtastical art! SueG

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

I am a housekeeper, a chef, an artist, a blogger, a manicurist, a bookkeeper... I could go on :) I am a wife and a mama and I like to paint.
AND
I got a new iPod that needs a fabulous case like this!

sarahssweeties said...

I'm a wife, homemaker, stay at home mommy to three boys, homeschooler, lover of Jesus!

Morgan Lea said...

I am a pre-school teacher and hairdresser. I love all of your projects! SO FUN!!

Dianne said...

I am now a homemaker due to a disability retirement. Love staying home (not happy about the reason) and finding that I enjoy cooking, crafting, and being there for my kids.

Krystle Watters said...

I'm a pastor's wife, home maker, and Mum of one baby girl and growing baby #2. :)

Kimberly said...

Hi Sara, I love your site...it is a great source of inspiration:) I stay home with my children. Thanks for the contest...the cozies are so cute:)

Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder said...

I'm a special education teacher, mama to furry children, and owner of a just opened and still empty etsy shop!!!

lucky_march_girl AT yahoo DOT Com

Hayley said...

I'm a stay at home mom and I love your phone cozy!

Amy Leigh Photography said...

I am a teacher. I try to make my classroom colorful and inviting for my kids. I want them to feel like they are walking into their home when they come to school each day. The colors you use in your home and work are like eye candy to me. I love, love, love it. I love the phone cozy, too.