Friday, 2 September 2011

Mug Rug and a Giveaway winner

So the important news.....according to Mr Random No. Generator, the Creative Grids giveaway winner is....
Doina who said "I like the Rotating Cutting Mat 18" x 18""
Congratulations Doina! Email me your address and I'll post your parcel asap.

This week with the children returning to school, there is a faint glimmer of hope that maybe,
just maybe there will be more chance of some uninterrupted sewing!
I have signed up for the Fluffy Sheep Goodie Swap, for this swap I have to make a Mug Rug which is totally new to me. Here is my first attempt.
Mug Rug
After I had made it, I thought that maybe a white background wasn't the best choice if someone puts their coffee or tea on it:)
The back is a bit more practical -
Mug Rug Back
I printed some Irish town names on Irish linen, frayed the edges a little and appliqued them on to some matching floral fabric.
A little reminder to the recipient of where their Mug Rug came from! Hope she likes it!
Have you made a Mug Rug? Do you use one?


  1. The mug rugs are just sweet!

  2. Those balloons are so cute! I wouldn't dare use my gifted MRs - they're much too special to put drippy cups on! I display them so I can admire & appreciate them like pictures! Jxo

  3. The hot air balloon mug rug is adorable!!! I have some mug rugs that never have a cup set on them but they look pretty on the table just the same.

  4. Absolutely love it! Now you've just made me think - one of my mug rugs for the swap is going to have a white background... oh well, I'm sure it'll wash ;o)

  5. Love love love the balloons - this mug rug makes me wish I had joined that swap. Lucky partner! Great first mug rug!

  6. I am in LOVE with your creation! Well done! Your partner will love it :)

  7. Ohh I have made a few lol. who would not love yours...Karen...remember you posted for us in January...I would to repost this in the near future if I have an opening..would you mind...and I will have everyone follow you...? it was your dot dot dash one.

  8. That is the cutest mug rug. And it has what I love most - applique and piecing. Very nice!