Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mug Rugs

I've been doing a little sewing for Christmas.  These cute mug rugs were so much fun to make.
 Over the years, I have collected quite a few scraps from the "flamingo" projects I have created.  They came in really handy this week, paired with some bold black and white dots (love my polka dots!) to whip up these gifts for my friends in the Pink Flamingo Club. Today was our annual Christmas party, and even though I had to explain to some just what a mug rug was, I think everyone liked the coasters. Some thought they were pot holders and one friend thought she might hang hers on the wall. Silly girls!
 I explained they were meant to hold their cuppa and a snack. What a great invention! Have you made a mug rug yet? There are lots of ideas on flickr.
  If you don't think you have the time to get one done for a last minute stocking stuffer or to hold your coffee cup on Christmas morning, maybe you will be lucky enough to win one.  Hop on over to Homemade Ginger to enter Megan's give away of this mug rug (made by yours truly) and 3 darling hand made cards. Megan has lots of great ideas;  you'll love her blog. (Have you guessed that Megan is my daughter?)
This little selvage mug rug has a very special selvage at the very you see it? Yes, a bit of Amy Butler's new Soul Blossoms that I couldn't resist at the quilt shop this week! Go ahead, try to win it for yourself! Good luck!


  1. So so cute!! I love the mug rugs. I'm still not a coffee lover but I sure do like my hot chocolate!!!

  2. Pretty colours and such a lovely binding :)Perfect.

  3. Love the pink flamingos! So cheery.

  4. Made my first mug rug a few weeks ago. So much fun. Yours are adorable!

  5. Beautiful! I love how you are creative with the salvage edges too!

  6. Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Turkey and China are among the countries where some of the finest rugs are made. Rugs from these countries are popular among locals, as well as United States, Canada and European countries. Persian hand knotted area rugs now decorate some of the richest homes in New York City and Toronto, as well as other cities in Canada and United States.