I am totally crediting my friend Amanda (mrsmcporkchop) for starting the Mug Rug craze that is spreading like wildfire all over Flickr and Twitter recently. She made these two adorable Mug Rugs recently that have since spawned tons of others making similar little rugs for their mugs (or bowls of soup, hot dip bowls, etc). Even a Flickr swap group popped up for swapping Mug Rugs.
They Ryan came up with this awesome orange and blue one and I was hooked ... I needed one.
This was my first attempt .... my favorite Katie Jump Rope fabrics in my favorite combination of blue and green. But .... I'm thinking it's a little too big. It's 10x10" and while not huuuuugeee ... I really like the rectangleness of the couple pictured above. Plus, if it's square, it's basically just a coaster, right? ;]
I came up with a solution but you're just going to have to wait and see ... ha ha ha! I am so close to finishing it, just needs binding, but my iron just crapped out on me and won't heat up or even have the on light come on. I'm so mad. I'm in a sewing mood today and I can't sew anything without an iron!
ETA: I finished my mug rug! Want to see how it ended up and maybe win the spare one for yourself?!