recently crafted: birthday present

a dear friend of mine had a birthday on saturday. i call her my “crafting buddy” when speaking of her to many of my other friends. we have so much fun going to craft stores and indulging in our habits of knitting, crocheting and jewelry making. because she has a large appreciation for handmade items and crafty gifts (as well as a strong love for coffee), i decided to make her a gift that incorporated both.

i bought coffee, a plain coffee bag (which can be found at your local craft store) and wrote my own message to her along with brewing instructions (in my own special way). with the fresh coffee, i hand-painted her a mug that is similar to the one seen below. classy style and great taste are two things that this friend exhibits all the time, so i stuck with a more traditional black and white pattern for her mug. the DIY i referenced for the mug can be found here.

we met and had coffee (of course) and did a little shopping on saturday, and it was so much fun getting to spend time in celebration of her life! love you katie!

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