Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mug Rug giveaway and more sewing

So after I took that picture the other day of the HUGE mug rug that I made I promptly chopped it in two.  Yup, straight down the middle with the handy rotary cutter.  There's no set size to mug rugs as I understand it ... just big enough so there's room for your cuppa and maybe some cookies on the side.  Plus, I really like the rectangular shape - if it's square it's just a coaster, right?! :]

huge mug rug is now 2!

So simple and actually I think accidentally stumbled upon a little shortcut ... it's easy to make one 10x10" block and then just chop it in two then bind them.  Plus I kind of like the idea of one for me, one for you when making mug rugs. :]   I can't wait to make more of these addictive little things.

 Isn't that Katie Jump Rope material just the best?  I'm really close to having the full collection of it - and that makes me so happy!  It's so cheerful.  I'm of the mindset though to actually USE (not just hoard) my favorite fabrics so you'll be seeing this line show up in a lot of my projects.

huge mug rug is now 2!

So do you want my spare one?  I think I'll run an unofficial little giveaway and draw a winner from the commenters here.  Nothing fancy, just say hello.  Just please only leave one comment to make it easier for me, and to keep it fair.  I'll leave it open until Sunday the 5th and then pop it in the mail to you next week. Everyone's welcome to enter!

 It's been a little chilly in the mornings here this past week and so my mug rug has actually been getting use with my mug of hot coffee in the morning!  Consider this a little "Welcome Autumn" giveaway. :]

UHG item #2 - hotpad

I also am almost done with another project for the Urban Home goods swap that I love on Flickr.  This is the first hot pad that I've ever made!  Love it - it's just like a mini quilt that you pad with heat proof batting.  I hope my partner likes it.  They said they could use a new hotpad!

mini quilt top

And also I'm working on this little mini quilt -- I'll tell you this - those geese do not like shifty linen!  But I'm happy with the way that the top turned out - now just to figure out how to quilt it and what to use for the binding.

37 comments:

  1. What cute mug rugs! I had never thought to do a big one and cut it up! That's a great idea.

    I'm loving your potholder and flying geese project. Can't wait to see how that turns out!

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  2. great idea! and a timesaver to boot--2 for the price of 1.

    your geese are perfect! You'd never know you'd had any trouble w/ the linen...

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  3. Not sure how you'll feel about a Canadian winner, but you gotta be in it to win it! *teehee*

    Katy
    caitlindevlin@hotmail.com

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  4. katy, international entries are welcome! ;]

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  5. I think it's adorable. Great job! I would love to put your extra to good use. :)

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  6. Katie Jump Rope fabric is my most favourite fabric ever and your mug rugs look beautiful!
    I'd love to enter the giveaway, thank you very much for the offer :)

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  7. I love mug rugs and yours are delightful!! That potholder is spectacular too! Gosh you are an inspiration! Keep it up and I'll keep following!

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  8. Giveaways rock - esp. when they are so pretty.

    x

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  9. Your stuff always looks so great! I remember following you way back in the day when you started with your capes! I wish I was as "crafty" as you are.

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  10. Cute mug rugs! I'd love to have one. Thanks Becky
    twgooch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Great mug rug. I love your pot holder too!

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  12. Can moms win your mug rug? If so, please enter your mom....

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  13. eeek Erin! love your mug rugs!

    love those geese on the linen. x

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  14. Very cute mug rugs- who couldn't use one! I'm in the UK if that is ok to be included

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  15. Very cute! You are so talented...! I am still waiting on the balloon wreath thingy and the how too!
    And any thought on how to make a table runner???

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  16. How many mug rugs can a mug rug hug if a mug rug could hug mugs?

    xoxoxo just wanted to comment - I only have a large dollar coke from McDonalds to put on a mug rug...

    Wish I had a MeeMaw Rug...

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  17. I gotta get in on this rug mug trend. Though I don't drink coffee, once the weather cools, I do enjoy a mug of hot chocolate to start the day…or end the night.

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  18. Wow, what a cute idea!! Your creativity and sewing skills always amaze me... I love seeing what you come up with!

    Cheers,
    Sarah

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  19. Oh, no, shifty linen. I hear you on that one. Love how it's looking though!

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  20. I love KJR and in a mug rug, agh! Adorable.

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  21. Love the rectangle shape. I'm always lookinf for a place to sit my snack.

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  22. So cute, and what a great idea to chop a big square in half! Love that fabric - those colors are fantastic!

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  23. Yesterday I realised I was following 55 blogs - and as- result hadn't posted on my own for a week and had hardly sewn, made or crafted either, so I had to cut down on following ... Which worked fine until I found *your* blog as there was no way I couldn't add you: such fab ideas and brill tutorials. Thank you :-)

    Benta

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  24. Is it too late to enter? I love those fabrics, and tea.

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  25. Ok so hopefully I can enter even though I made me one this one would be perfect for Brett!!!

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  26. i love your quilting on the mug rugs! love the KJR too! would be a great way to wake up in the morning!

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  27. how adorable!!! it would be perfect on my desk at work with my HUGE hot cocoa mug sitting on it!!! :)

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  28. Very cute. I am so jealous of your incredible sewing skills. :)

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  29. Hopefully this isn't a duplicate entry. Blogger is a booger today. My comment just went Poof! on this end.

    Thank you for your cute giveaway. A "Welcome Autumn" giveaway indeed! We have had 90 degree weather here in the Washington DC area for so long, everyone is going to be welcoming cooler temps with open arms and a mug of hot joe!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  30. Hey there!
    Totally cute blog!! I'm so happy to have found it via Darcy's Scissors-n'Stiches.

    And hello ... how have I not heard of a mug rug? Love it!! I can not stand the 'sweat' rings from my glasses of water/iced tea ... so this is just lovely. I plan to make some as soon as I have time, but would LOVE a Katie Jump Rope version. My favorite from that line? The orange 'bug' looking one.

    **Crossing fingers I didn't miss the cut off :D. **

    Happy Day!

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  31. I just discovered your work via flikr and love it! I'm curious to see how the quilt you're working on turns out. It's beautiful!

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  32. How adorable. I love the mug rug idea!!!!!!

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  33. How cute! I love these little mug rugs. I love that you can sit more than just your cup on it.

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  34. Love your ideas...so adorable!

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  35. Absolutely love that I found your blog. I see mug rugs in my future!

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