Classic Mug Cozies
Crochet, Home Decorations, patterns

Classic Mug Cozy Pattern and Crafters Gallery events

I’ve been quite busy lately: attending Crafters Gallery’s ribbon cutting ceremony and preparing a lot of new products for it. The upcoming Saturday there will be another big event – grand-reopening of the gallery with all the vendors present and big discounts on the assortment. As you can guess, I’ll be there 🙂 So if you’re in Saratoga Springs, NY, stop by and meet me in person 😊 If you need another reason to come, you should know there will be delicious refreshments as well!

Anyway, back to my crafts. One of the products I’ve brought to the gallery to sell was a classic style mug cozy in old white color with brown edging and a cute wooden button. I’ve used a wool blend yarn, which makes it warm and more natural looking. I chose to work with natural colors as well – no surprise there. The pattern I designed is very easy and fast – it takes about 30 minutes or less to create the cozy. I decided to write it down and create a graphic chart. I also took instructional photos while creating.

The pattern is beginner friendly, you only need to know 2 kinds of crochet stitches – chain and single crochet. Cannot be any easier than that, haha. Anyway, if you get lost, you can always contact me.

Try the pattern for yourself!

Available on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/529636621/pattern-classic-mug-cozy-beginner

Classic Mug Cozies Pattern
Classic Mug Cozies Pattern
Matylda's Barn display in Crafters Gallery, Saratoga
Amigurumi, Ceramics, Crochet, Other, Painting and Drawing

You Can Now Find Our Products in Crafters Gallery, Saratoga, NY!

Good news!

Our quality handmade products are from now on available at Crafters Gallery on 427 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY. I prepared a lot of new spring themed items for the display. If you’re in the area, you are most welcome to check them out!

Crafters Gallery
Crafters Gallery on Broadway street, Saratoga Springs, New York.

If you’re not from around here, you have one more reason to visit the beautiful Saratoga Springs with its old charm and character. You might also want to visit the local spa or come for the summer world-famous horse races. There is also many interesting shopping opportunities, some of them very old and traditional, such as the Putnam Market. My personal favourite spot is Saratoga Coffee Traders, where you can get coffee named Death Wish, which is just, well, awesome 😀 You don’t wanna miss that, right?!

Spring Collection by Matylda's Barn
Spring collection by Matylda’s Barn, so far. More items to come..!

Anyway, back to the products that are on display in the amazing Crafters Gallery. I hand-painted four new mugs, that will surely warm someone’s heart. There a sheep mug (errr, not a surprise there), a horse mug, a dog mug, and favourite – an old tree mug. The animals are enjoying the spring. Unlike us in the Adirondacks area who still wait to see the snow dissapear!

These standard-sized coffee mugs are hand-painted with Americana Acrylic Multi-Surface Satin Paints. They were left to dry for four days and baked later in the oven, so they should be dishwasher safe. However, since I haven’t tested these mugs over a long period of time, I would recommend to wash them by hand – just to be safe.

Spring Themed Mugs by Matylda's Barn
Spring themed coffee mugs, each one was carefully designed and hand-painted.

Since the Easter holidays are approaching, I wanted to design something special for the shop, that would be very Easter-y. So I naturally ended up creating bunnies. They are inspired by the very cute Rex breed. I used Lion brand Homespun acrylic yarn and premium polyester stuffing. The material makes it easy to wash.

Crochet Bunnies Amigurumi by Matylda's Barn
Hand-crochet bunnies by Matylda’s Barn. Original amigurumi pattern.

See more pictures of Matylda’s Barn products on display in Crafters Gallery, Saratoga Springs, under the article. If you’re thinking about a visit, don’t hesitate, there a lot of beautiful crafts to be seen in the gallery. From cute little sweaters for toddlers to wooden sculptures and paintings of Adirondack nature and traditions, you’re sure to be captivated by something.

Just like I was 🙂

Crochet, Kitchen and Dining

Beatrice Table Runner

This table runner took a long time to make. But the effort was worth it. It looks wonderful on a wooden table and it makes a perfect centerpiece.

It took me more than a week to make it and I used up three balls of cotton yarn.

I love the combination of red color and wood. The pattern consists of a repeating flower design.

See the photos bellow for more details. The colors may vary depending on the light source.

Snatch the original table runner before it’s gone >> Etsy

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Red table runner in combination with Amabel ivory crochet coasters.
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The table runner measures approx. 60 x 16 inches.
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The unfinished table runner under direct sunlight. It was one of those lucky winter days when I could actually sit outside and crochet 🙂
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When I was done with the crocheting, I pinned the table runner to a big cork board and used a spray fabric stiffener. This took a long time as well: I have used up all my pins, put on multiply coats of the spray, turned the table runner on the other side and repeated the process.

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Crochet, Kitchen and Dining

Amabel Doily Set

Amabel is a classic old-timey doily set in natural ivory color that looks wonderful in any rustic kitchen.

At first I was a bit put off by the thin yarn that I chose to work with. Thin yarn means more work, but it also allows you to create very delicate lace effects.

I started at the center and worked my way out. I was shooting to create a design that incorporates natural forms and colors. Ornaments of this kind are timeless and look great with anything.

When the set was completed, I used a spray fabric stiffener. I put multiply coats of the stiffener on both sides.

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The set consists of five coasters, one slighty bigger coaster (could be used as a gravy boat hot pad for example) and a doily.

The color on the pictures may vary because of different light sources.

Get it on Etsy now.

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