After a much-needed long winter’s nap (and a wedding), we’re back. Hoping all had a very merry and fabulous holiday.
The week that follows Christmas is a fun, slower-paced one—unless you work in an office where you are expected to make up for a “lost” day of work. When you tire of playing with new gadgets and planning new outfits, may we suggest a cheap and easy winter craft for your finally!-no-more-shopping-to-do downtime.
As we said earlier, there’s a cozy for everything this winter. We applaud the winter-friendly, all-soft ambience these warmers of all sorts provide.
When we saw candlestick cozies in the Anthropologie “Gift 2006” catalog early in December, we vowed to create our own. Granted, they’re probably triple-marked-down at the store right now, but ours was practically free and truly homespun—therefore, a make-yourself-proud original.
Maeve popped by the D.I. on her way home from work one afternoon, purchased a besmirched wooden candlestick and a small, striped sweater. She trimmed off the narrowest part of a sleeve, and pinned the excess portion so the cozy would be nice and snug. Using a glue gun, the sweater fabric was wrapped around and adhered to the now-pretty candlestick. She then stitched up the side, bringing the two sweater-ends together. Voila! We’re pleased with the results, but, like most things, we agree that it could use a friend.
Also recommended is a pair of crystal candlesticks covered in a thin, ivory sweater with cream sequins attached at random. Maybe next time….