Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My First MUG RUG!

So, I finally got around to making one of those mug rugs I've been seeing all around that are just so darn cute.  I was a little afraid to try fearing my best efforts would fall short.  But, I'm pretty happy with this little surprise project.

See, it started out as an idea for a pillow - a birthday present for my friend, TabbieG -  that would match the quilt I made for her birthday a year ago.  But I didn't have enough scraps to make a full size duplicate block.  So, I halved all the measurements and created this little mini block.  Added a bit of white to extend the rug and added this cute stackable flower button.  I even embroidered using the pattern right on the white fabric.  The only problem beyond this was I couldn't find a cute purple mug to complement it. 

So, since I knew TabbieG wouldn't mind and we all need a sweet treat sometimes, I grabbed a glass and my mug rug quickly became a Margarita Mat !!


In fact, we spent last friday night watching chik fliks and indulging in a couple of lip smacking margaritas!

Here's a few more shots...pics, I mean  ; )


What, 3 o'clock?  No worries...it's 5 o'clock somewhere!


9 comments:

Faith S. said...

LOL! Perfection! Gotta love it - is it really 5 o'clock somewhere? Where? 'Cause I sure need to be there right about now! Great job, she is gonna love it!

But it sure does make me miss girls nights, chick flicks, margarita's and spending time with my friends :( sniff, sniff...

-Char

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful mug rug! The little flower in the corner is adorable!!

Bailey said...

Now, I'm not so much into the mug rugs, but put a margarita glass on it and I'm sold! Super cute!!

Karen said...

A beautiful mug rug Wendy! Cheers! ;)

Birdie said...

Can't believe this is your first one, it's beautiful, but then I do love purples.

Quiltstory said...

That us a darling mug rug. Love the little flower! Thanks for linking to fabric tuesday!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Hi Wendy, Love your mug rug. They are a fun project to make and we can use scrap fabrics taboot!

Hugs, Carolyn

Tabbieg said...

I am very pleased with my mug rug. It is the cutest idea. Don't know how you guys come up with them. Of course I love the colors. My fav part is the flower. Thanks so much for my b-day present. Last night was fun with dinner and a movie. The movie was great. You are a great friend and will always be.

Spontaneous Threads said...

The lavenders and purples are very pretty. Great job!