Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sewing: Mug Rug Swap

A month or so ago I found out about a craft swap from Craft Social via Marlo M. of I Make Cute Stuff. Although I've never done a craft swap before I promptly signed up for this one on Swap-Bot. I thought it would be great sewing practice and I figured it was about time I try out a craft swap! The requirements were to make a "mug rug" a sort of coaster large enough for a Mug and some treats on the side, at a minimum of 4"x6". Here's what I made:

Mug Rug I made

I used a sample upholstery fabric and some remnant fabric I collected somewhere along the way. I started by sizing the central square for one our mugs, which hopefully a pretty universal size, and worked out from there. I think it ended up being about 6"x10", roughly. I'm pretty happy with the results, though there's always room for improvement! I hope it's found a happy new home.

This swap certainly did motive me, and I sure will continue to do so, especially once I received my Mug Rug:

Mug Rug I received

Holy Cow! There are things going on here I would not have thought of doing with fabric in a million years. Chuck & I both spent some time last night inspecting it's clever construction. (I don't know if I've ever mentioned here, but he sews too, and is probably a little better at it than I am.) It reminds me just a little of the Robie House pattern (though I've been finding that true of anything with repetitive diamonds.) Plus I love the colors. This came from Carolina Moore of Expect Moore. She definitely has skills with fabric! Maybe some day I'll get there too. For now I'm seriously considering attempting following the tutorial for Yo-Yo bangles she posted. Very cute! 

6 comments:

chiaroscuro1222 said...

These are both great! It's a neat idea, the swap.

oakleyses said...

nike free, longchamp pas cher, longchamp outlet, tiffany jewelry, nike free run, replica watches, tory burch outlet, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin, uggs on sale, christian louboutin shoes, michael kors pas cher, nike outlet, jordan shoes, louis vuitton outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet online, ugg boots, polo outlet, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses, sac longchamp pas cher, christian louboutin outlet, replica watches, oakley sunglasses wholesale, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin pas cher, kate spade outlet, longchamp outlet, tiffany and co, chanel handbags, prada handbags, ray ban sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, gucci handbags, louis vuitton, louis vuitton outlet, jordan pas cher, louis vuitton, burberry pas cher, polo ralph lauren, air max, nike roshe, ugg boots, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, cheap oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin uk

oakleyses said...

oakley pas cher, hogan outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, burberry handbags, sac vanessa bruno, true religion outlet, coach outlet, nike blazer pas cher, nike roshe run uk, vans pas cher, true religion outlet, hollister pas cher, michael kors outlet online, ray ban uk, uggs outlet, lululemon canada, coach outlet store online, nike air max uk, replica handbags, north face uk, ray ban pas cher, new balance, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet online, nike tn, nike air max uk, timberland pas cher, nike air max, mulberry uk, kate spade, abercrombie and fitch uk, nike free uk, michael kors outlet online, coach purses, true religion jeans, guess pas cher, north face, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet, nike air force, ralph lauren uk, hollister uk, michael kors, sac hermes, burberry outlet, michael kors, uggs outlet, polo lacoste

oakleyses said...

hollister, beats by dre, lululemon, timberland boots, insanity workout, nike huaraches, p90x workout, iphone cases, soccer jerseys, instyler, nike air max, abercrombie and fitch, wedding dresses, hermes belt, ray ban, ralph lauren, valentino shoes, jimmy choo outlet, chi flat iron, converse outlet, converse, new balance shoes, ferragamo shoes, baseball bats, lancel, reebok outlet, nike roshe run, longchamp uk, mac cosmetics, nike trainers uk, nfl jerseys, ghd hair, soccer shoes, celine handbags, north face outlet, gucci, nike air max, asics running shoes, vans, mont blanc pens, oakley, north face outlet, bottega veneta, babyliss, herve leger, louboutin, mcm handbags, hollister clothing, hollister, vans outlet

oakleyses said...

juicy couture outlet, canada goose uk, karen millen uk, doudoune moncler, wedding dresses, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, supra shoes, pandora charms, pandora jewelry, coach outlet, louis vuitton, montre pas cher, canada goose, canada goose jackets, swarovski crystal, canada goose outlet, canada goose outlet, marc jacobs, swarovski, moncler outlet, moncler uk, ugg pas cher, louis vuitton, juicy couture outlet, ugg uk, pandora jewelry, moncler, canada goose outlet, canada goose, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, pandora uk, toms shoes, ugg, moncler, moncler outlet, links of london, thomas sabo, replica watches, louis vuitton, moncler, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, canada goose, hollister, moncler

chenlina said...

rolex watches outlet
canada goose sale
mont blanc mountain pen
nike air max
cheap ugg boots
uggs outlet
nba jerseys
ray ban sunglasses
pandora uk
moncler outlet
chenlina20161216