A Few More Mug Rugs and Lilly of the Woods Fairy Progress

I made a few more mug rugs, finally.  I don’t know where the time goes sometimes.  The summer is quickly slipping away.  I have been spending quite a bit of time working on my curriculum planning for my classroom.  I did, however, work in some time to get some more mug rugs completed.  I really like how these turned out . The first one has an antique lace doily to set your mug on.  It is super girly and so adorable.  If you are a fan of purple and polka dots and vintage, this is the mug rug for you.

I also made this one, using one of my “Fandango” by Kate Spain charm squares.  I love the colors of this one.  It is so bright and cheery.  I used a log cabin design on the left (an old quilt block pattern).  There are no fancy embellishments on this one, but I did use a thick, zig-zag stitch around the edge for some more texture.

Both of these are available to purchase from my Etsy store, if you are interested.

I’ve also been working on my Lilly of the Woods Fairy cross-stitch.  It is coming along, just taking forever.  I also realized that I’m missing some of the threads (mostly Kreinik metallics) that I need.  Here is my progress from my last post on this project.  Today I’m going to work on making a wall calendar for my classroom.  I’ll take pictures to share later.  Happy Crafting!

Today Was A Crafty Day

Today, I spent a large majority of my day working in my craft room.  It looks like a tornado hit it, but I was successful in completing not one, not two, but three projects!  I had to make some more mug rugs to sell in my Etsy store.  I am even more low on items than last week.  So I finished these three very different mug rugs.  The first one is an American flag inspired mug rug.  I just love this zigzag fabric and I thought that it evoked the feeling of the stripes in an interesting way.  The back is the star fabric from the front.

Then I made this pretty one with a gorgeous floral and natural linen.  I also added antique lace that I got at the antique market last weekend and a beaded embellishment which used to reside on a t-shirt I bought a while back from JCrew.  The beading was too heavy for the lightweight fabric of the shirt so, I took them off.  I thought it would add the perfect, girly touch for this mug rug, and I was right.  It is so cute!

Finally, I just finished this one.  It is made with a panel from some bird fabric that my mom sent me a few months ago.  I just love the colors.  I used a cool batik on the right with some antique lace separating the two sides.  Then I sewed some buttons in the bottom, right corner for some added embellishment.  I love the way this one turned out too.

Some of these will be available on my Etsy site soon.  So, if you are interested, keep your eye out for them.  I’ll also be working on more tomorrow.  I have a lot of great fabrics picked out to work with tomorrow.  Until then.  Have a restful evening, and Happy Monday.



Mug Rugs for Sale!

I made a few mug rugs over the weekend.  One of them sold already.  These two are now in my Etsy shop.  They are a great deal at only $10 each.  This one uses a pin wheel pattern and beautiful bright-colored fabrics.  I love the grey and white polka dot binding.  The other one is a mainly green 12 patch.  These are so fun to make and so easy.  I am loving trying out new patterns and color combinations.  There will be more soon!