A couple of nights ago I made a new cover for our coffee plunger, (as well as one for a friend and one for the shop). The beloved coffee press is something I use every day- I made my first cover for it a few years ago now, and elastic was starting to get a bit tired. This time I used mismatched buttons and a couple of extra layers of wool fabric, and it's doing the job nicely on these cold mornings we've been having.
In a strange coincidence, the very next morning I received an interesting-looking box from a US publisher on the doorstep. Inside was this 2011 'Sewing Calendar', compiled by Megan Smith and published by Accord Publishing. My little tutorial for this coffee cosy, and one other pattern was published in the calendar but I'd forgotten all about it.
It's a boxed set featuring lots of different craft projects from around the internet- enough to last you an entire year.
They kindly sent me two copies, so I have one Sewing Calendar to give away here. I'm happy to send it anywhere in the world. If you'd like it, just leave a comment telling me something special you'd like to do next year. 2011 seems kind of far away, doesn't it? But I'm sure it will come around soon enough.