Thursday, February 6, 2014
Warm & Cozy Projects
I've been holed up at home as much as humanly possible lately. I know that we don't even have the worst of it in Portland. According to the weather forecast it was 25 degrees yesterday, but felt like 13. I wholeheartedly agree with that. Standing outside waiting for the bus in the middle of the afternoon was excruciating. When we have weather like this, I like to work on projects with lots of warm, heavy fabric. It makes me feel like I'm nestled in blankets and still doing things!
Here are some projects perfect for this time of year.
There are tons of DIY hand warmer tutorials on the internet. I particularly like this one from Rae Anne Kelly. They're adorable, have an easy to follow tutorial, and I currently have all of the supplies in my apartment.
I wish I had a need for this one. I love to sit in front of a fire. This tutorial on Whip Up seems like a perfect solution for hauling your firewood around.
Purl Bee has so many tutorials for almost anything warm and cozy you could think of. I love how they break down their instructions into simple steps and include lots of photos. This isn't a difficult project, but it would be nice to have an excuse to sit with several layers of fleece on my lap.
I'm always stashing tissues in my bag this time of year because I inevitably find my nose running every time I come in out of the cold. This tissue holder tutorial from Such Wild Love is wonderful.
Hope you're staying warm!
All the photos except the one of my hot chocolate belong to the site linked below it.