Well, just a few weeks ago while doing that big clean out & re-organisation in my sewing room, I will tell you that I knocked over my glass of wine.  Yes, how stupid was that! I could have screamed as the entire glass ended up all over the table as well as the floor! AND it was a glass of wine from a most precious bottle of Nederburg wine that I had brought all the way home from my recent visit to South Africa (my very favourite wine that I cannot seem to find here in Canada – sigh).  You can imagine how cross I was with myself for being so stupid.

And then just yesterday I knocked over my mug at work and had another mess to clean up – this time, cold tea!

So, I am sure you will appreciate that this little snippet in a magazine (FabShop News OCTOBER 2012) definitely caught my attention.


It is a handy dandy sewing related notion which attaches to the sewing table or desk and holds your coffee mug AND doubles as a trash baggie.  Also great if you don’t want a cold drink to “sweat” all over your working surface.  This little invention is the brainchild of Lanette Edens of Gypsy Quilter who came up with this rather clever notion for klutses like me!  The cup holder clamps to most table tops & adjusts to the height needed. The clamp is rubberized so it won’t damage your table surface. Most mug sizes will fit.

Don’t want to be as stupid as me? Don’t want to waste wine? or coffee? Or have the hassle of cleaning up a liquid mess?  ……. then you might like to check out this link for more information on where you can find this SIP & SNIP.  I am sure your local ELNA DEALER would also be most happy to order it for you if they don’t already have it in stock.

A blog visitor, Sally, shared with us that there is another very similar product to the Sip & Snip: it is called the Scrap-Ma-Bob Cup and Bag Clamp-On Holder (see pic. below). She had great things to say about it so you might like to check it out and ask your local Elna dealer to order one of these nifty notions for you.

Ensign Group Scrap-Ma-Bob Cup and Bag Clamp-On Holder

Ensign Group Scrap-Ma-Bob Cup and Bag Clamp-On Holder

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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