Good Morning! I’m headed to work but wanted to wish everyone a fabulous Thursday!! There’s no snow on the ground and I might just be wild and wear shoes instead of snow boots today! 😎 I will post the winner of the giveaway later today. Thanks for entering! (Spring Mug Rugs are available in my shop They are sold in sets of two, give one, keep one.) #curlywillowco#primpprints#mugrug#mugrugparade#onmydesk
I know I've been totally MIA for the last few days. I promise I'm working hard at being crafty and getting healthy again (stupid head cold). Hopefully I'll have some fun things to show you tomorrow 👍🏻 and I have some new (and restocked) products for the shop but I need some sunlight for product photography and this New England weather isn't cooperating. In the meantime here's a throwback to some #mugrugparade goodness. One of these apples is heading off to a teacher next week 💕.
Found these bird hexagons, wasn’t sure what to make but I’ve been inspired looking at the #mugrugparade to make my first mug rug. I used @tinkerellen tutorial for binding which was great, I’m really pleased now it’s finished 😊
Just look at this beautiful mug rug I won in a recent giveaway by @hel@heleen_erkens 😍 I want to travel around the world with this bunny! 🐰 I don't think I'll ever put a mug on this rug. Heleen's sewing illustration is amazing, thank you again, Heleen, for this wonderful gift 💕
Вот эта славная подставка под чашку мне досталась от @heleen_erkens Заяц-путешественник вызывает у меня восторг! 🐰Heleen шьёт всякие замечательные штуки! .
Today I finished a mug rug. Which is funny for two reasons:
1. 22 days ago I had never heard of a mug rug.
And 2. We’re not coffee drinkers...like at all...so maybe mine can be a “diet cherry Coke” rug? Because we do drink a LOT of that around here. .
I was so captivated by all of the amazing things I saw following along with @tinkerellen and her #mug#mugrugparade. I mean, WOW...she is so talented. So once I figured out that a mug rug was basically a super mini quilt I definitely wanted to take a stab at one. And it was so fun. It scratched a whole bunch of itches: .
✅a small doable project (because I have lots of kids)
✅fussy cutting (which I have no experience with, but want to explore)
✅wonkiness (which I have lots of experience with, and will continue to explore)
✅embroidery (which I have past experience with, and enjoyed exploring after a decade long hiatus)
✅bonus: I love a good combination of hand and machine quilting
So....win-win....and another win. It was a good project.
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Happy mail day to MEEEE!! Two packages granting wishes for me!! Deidra sent me adorable Heather Ross and AMH squares and I am tucking them away in my basket for my 2 special quilts. Thank you thank you @quiltyobsession for sharing with me!! Another package of hand quilting supplies AND Alaine’s instruction on how best to use them. Thank you a million @agbear3 I can’t wait to try them all out!! I also received my prize bundle from winning the #mugrugparade thank you so much @chelengeorge How amazing is it that you included two pieces I was longing for and part of my #getyourquiltywishesgranted3 !! Fabric from the lovely @sewstitchinghappy which means I am getting my quilty on tonight. And thread gloss for and a swap buddy and it smells DELICIOUS from @robotmomsews I love all you quilty people. ❤️✨ 💌📦✨❤️
Mugrug or tea cup rug? 😁 quilted with a multi colored thread. Will be listing in my Etsy shop soon unless I get interest here first. #mugrugparade
I finally made my first mug rug, as well. I so wanted to be a part of #mugrugparade but life kept interrupting my sewing time. It's not perfect and the binding gave me fits. But I love it and plan to make more. 😍💖
Our Day 10 winner is @nov@novaquilts because, well, isn't it obvious? And if you don't know who this is, I'm just sad for you. Because she was the epitome of my grandmother. 😂👊🏻 Congrats @novaquilts! Contact @chelengeorge for your prize and thank you all SO SO SO much for playing along with me. The #mug#mugrugparade was such a fun sewalong because of you! 😘
I'll announce our next sewalong VERY SOON!
I had a request from @tnfreds Kathleen to show the final #mugrug. This really is a large mugrug and has room for your cup AND your favorite treat! 🍩🍪😋 #mugrugparade
GIVEAWAY 🎤🎁 this is my husbands favourite mugrug. Tell me which one of my mugrugs is your favourite and I’ll randomly pick a few comments and send the one you picked to you ❤️. A little thank you for all the encouragement and kindness I find here 😊❤️😘#mugrugparade #giveaway#sewing#naehen#naaien#sewinggifts
It was @linzentart who gave me the epiphany yesterday to use a “goof” of some of my Japanese fabric that I just couldn’t throw away, so I decided to make a #mugrug for the @tinkerellen Cheri’s #mugrugparade even though it’s all done. And her binding trick worked on the Hexie shape of my “goof”👏🏻😊. I think I’ll do a little hand stitching in the white area later this afternoon.
This was supposed to be #mugrugparade number 2 but no matter how much I wrestled and ripped I couldn't get the seams to align. Then my iron left dirty smudges on it aaaand I gave up with it. At some point ill embroider and finish the block when I've stopped being cross at it
This was to be one of two entries for #mugrugparade but with work and life getting overwhelming this week I couldn't finish it in time. I loved the idea but rushing it made it look super sloppy. Still, now it's photo'd I can eat the last two biscuits!
My last mugrug that I can share! We're traveling, so at this point I had to rely on a few "old" favorites! I love this one because it's made with scraps from my grandsons quilt! One of my Happy #hernandez#mugrugparade#alltheprettyfabric#camping themed
Last day mug rug done late because I totally stitched the butterflies and dragonfly. My hex is wonky but I am not sure why. The faux binding taught us by @tinkerellen was even easier with the hex - don't need the 45 degree corner, just fold it all the way and it lays perfectly at the corners. #mugrugparade The Mug Rug Parade was so much fun. So many wonderful rugs from everyone.
Today was totally crazy and taxing. Being a mom is a hard job but adding being a wife/nurse to a sick husband is really stressful. He’s home from the hospital now so that’s good (and harder). But I ended my day with some unwinding through sewing. Here is my pinwheel #mugrug for the #mugrugparade day 10 by @tinkerellen#sewing#quiltyfun#sewingmama
GIVEAWAY Last day!! Quick reminder. .. an Aussie resident will receive this mini quilt & an International entrant will receive a PDF copy of my pattern "happy table runner". Tag a friend for a chance to win. Good luck! 😁 #mugrugparade