Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The 'Mug Rug Bug' BIT !!!

I got bit by the 'bug' this week! Madame Samm gave it to me...and several others I think! heehee! She always inspires...and this time I could NOT resist the 'bug'!

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I googled 'Mug Rug tutorial' and found this sweet lady, Rachel at her blog Contented !

So I made this one first! I love it! Thanks Rachel for the help!

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And then my hubby said...GREAT...

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we need one of those for our mugs that set out next to the coffee pot!

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So I made this very simple one!

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Then I got into the Christmas fabric stash

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and made this really cute one!

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Then I had an idea for one made out of some of my most beautiful fabric.

 Well this was my own design that I thought would look more like a quilt...with little 1 1/2 squares!

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But I did not have a good contrasting color to make another row so I finished it off with some dark green velvet.

I love it except for one 'small' problem! It is SMALL! lol

So my dolls thought it was for them!

And you know how it is here in Florida....

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we have picnics at Christmas time!

And HUGS to my best friend, Kaila for this precious little doll She was my birthday gift one year!

Thanks to everyone for the inspiration! "The Mug rug bug" is the BEST! Makes you feel HAPPY !!! Have you done any creative projects lately? HUGS!

30 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your mug rugs are cute! What a neat idea.

ShirleyC said...

You are really on a roll. They are all cute, and I need to make some myself.
Have you seen these? She makes up her own designs. If you scroll through her blog posts, you will see many different ones. Someone had asked her to share her technique, but I don't think she did.
http://mamacjt.blogspot.com/

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks Penny for your sweet comment! And Shirley, I just went to look! WOW! Her's are amazing! There are so many great ideas and they are so much fun to make! I only like small projects now! I like quick and easy! Hugs! ♥

Marydon said...

G'morn ~ what LOVELY pretties! I love them ... now where is the pink roses one ... chuckle!

Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Becky said...

Oh Diane I love the Christmas ones.I have seen Samms they are gorgeous.I love them all!Yes I think the bug has finally bitten now if I get the time,lol.

Madame Samm said...

OH no, oh my, oh dear...ok, I believe the santa mug one with snowman is certainly my fav, oh wait the velvet binding..that one is nice too...
ohhh my the mug rug bug is certainly in your household too..what will we do? lol

JG said...

Your Mug Rugs are so colorful! I made a small one (that sits on my computer desk) after purchasing my Janome. A great project to get the feel of my new machine.

My latest project was a hand puppet ghost for my grandchild made from a white hand towel. It can fly into the washing machine. :)
~Judy

Donnie said...

Those are so cute and useful too. I have plans somewhere to make place mats out of children's themes to use for tea parties with the granddaughter. I guess I need to find them again. I think they were on the cosey posey or angry chicken websites.

Janet said...

I can see how you got bitten by the mug rug bug! Those are so cute and so handy.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute idea. Like the blue toile one.

desi said...

Those are soooo CUTE! And certainly much prettier than the stark white paper towel I use for my mug!! lol :)

Rachel said...

Oh, I love all the mug rugs you made, especially the Christmassy one! Great work, and thanks for sharing the link to my tute!
Rachel x

A Color Specialist in Charlotte said...

How cute is that? I can just about smell the coffee!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--how adorable!!! And what a truly clever idea...so precious and I love your doll too!
XO

koralee said...

Wow...your mug rugs are adorable...you have been sewing up a storm my sweet friend. Get projects...I have a list a mile long I just can't be to.

xoxoxo

Darla said...

How cute is this. I got a sewing machine last christmas and never have used it. This would be a fun project for me to do. I like the christmas one.

Home and Heart said...

Thank you so much for your kind visit and comment, as well as entering my giveaway!

Kaila said...

A mug rug? It took me a minute to catch on. But how cute.

I am so glad that the dolls can have picnics during this time of year. I'm jealous.

Vicki said...

Super cute! Thanks for your visit today. So nice to meet you!

Kristi Flanagan said...

Mug Rugs - how cute! Love them!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

Hello:all really,really cute...
I have new earrings in my shop.
have a nice day.

Micki said...

I can see how much you love making mug rugs...they are all so cute.
Micki

Ess D'Ess Bears said...

OMG this mug rug thing really is contagious!! They are lovely Diane.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears

Vee said...

Very neat idea and yours all turned out great!

bj said...

Gosh, this is a cute idea..I may try to make some after Christmas..
Hope mine will look as good as yours. You have a WHOLE lot more talent than I do...:)

the runaway romantique said...

These are adorable! And would make a great craft to do. I must start getting more crafty, it's just hard to find materials here in France :)

Just wanted to drop by and say hi and that you have a lovely blog! Maybe we could follow each other!

- the runaway

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So cute! I think it's a nice idea ton have one near the coffee pot!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your Christmas Mug Rugs. I made several myself :-)

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thecuriousquilter said...

They are fun, aren't they? Now come over and download my Lady Bug Mug Rug templates, and make a really cute one for a kid, or a bug lover!

- Mary, The Curious Quilter