A few holiday seasons ago, I made wine bottle coozies for many of my aunts. They’re fun to use to tote your wine around, or fun to give away with a bottle of wine.
My husband Ty, who likes white wine suggested that they could help keep the white wine cool when taking wine to a summer party.
When I found out my sister-in-law was getting married, I offered my crafty services. She wanted me to make two types of felted items for her:
1) A Dollar Dance Bag
I’m constructing this out of white boiled wool.
2) Champagne Coozies
My sister-in-law (Darcy) and her fiance (Tim) are having an outdoor wedding. They are planning on having a champagne toast, and need something to keep the bottles on the tables cool.
The Champagne Coozies are perfect, the wool adds some insulation, but also absorbs any moisture on the surface of the bottle. As the moisture evaporates, it actually helps the bottle to stay cool, much like when pioneer women put a wet towel around the milk pitcher.
Darcy’s colors are pink with orange and green accents, I’m going to mix in a little cream/white for some pop. After she had outpatient surgery in February, Tim took her by the second-hand clothing shop, and she stocked up on old sweaters in bright colors for me to use. It sounds like she had a good time picking out sweaters before all of the surgical drugs had worn off!
So….I’m constructing 20 champagne coozies, and embellishing them with embroidery and crochet. I think Darcy only needs 17, but there may be a problem with one or two. Who knows, maybe I’ll even put it up in my defunct etsy shop.
So far, I have 15 structurally sound, and the other 5 are just hacked off sweater arms.