I am happy to present our next guest nester: my new friend Isabela! Her husband and I met at Sportivo Coffee Bar (which is now closed) in Redwood City, Calif. (I don’t drink coffee, but my friend owned the place, so I visited often.) Isabela makes these leather coffee sleeves, which she used to sell at Sportivo. I liked them so much that I asked her to do a tutorial for Crafty Nest. I was ecstatic when she agreed!
She used to sell these sleeves and other darling creations, including the two handmade cup cozies below, at her Etsy shop. Isabela writes: “Hello Crafty Nest friends! My name is Isabela from Ooh Leela! I have been an avid reader for quite some time, and I have always admired Monica and her creativity. I am so excited to be here today. Thank you so much for this opportunity, Monica!
“I’m here to share a fun project with you: a leather coffee sleeve. It’s an earth-friendly alternative to the usual disposable cardboard sleeve. The leather stays cool and soft to the touch while keeping your beverage hot/cold. Every time I use mine in public, I get lots of compliments. This is a super easy and fast project—perfect for all skill levels.”
Isabela has offered to give away a leather coffee sleeve to one lucky Crafty Nest reader! Leave a comment to tell Isabela how much you love her coffee sleeves to be eligible to win. The deadline is in one week—Monday, July 4, 2011. Thanks, Isabela!
Update 7/8/11: The winner of Isabela’s leather coffee sleeve is comment number 17: Donna from The Epicurean Crafter, who just happens to be a San Francisco Bay Area resident as well. Congratulations, Donna! Your coffee sleeve is in the mail. Thank you to everyone who had such nice things to say about Isabela’s work.