October 15, 2010

Mug Rugs


In September I joined an online Mug Rug swap. You may ask the same question I did, "What is a Mug Rug"? Well, it's like a quilted potholder... a special place to put your cup of tea with room for treats!


The Scrappy Mug Rug Swap was lots of fun! 125 crafters signed up and each had a different secret partner. We received a list of our partner's likes & dislikes from our swap mama and then we had to be sly & cunning to learn more about what our partner liked without letting them know!

Lots of design photos were posted, comments given, guesses and hopes as to which mug rug we would receive! Take a look at all the wonderful Mug Rugs in the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap flickr group.


My partner liked linen, pink and charcoal as well as teapots and teacups! From the comments on flickr, I learnt that she liked the first design in the softer pink colourway.


She also liked the checkered button from the second colourway and adored the backing fabric which is why I decided to make a matching napkin so she could actually see it!



It travelled all the way to Rose in Australia. Rose says, "I'll be thinking of you when I have a cup of 4 o'clock tea with my napkin while admiring my mug rug safely on the wall!"

Here is the second mug rug design in the other colourway. I was really happy how this one turned out too! I worked on it at the weekend quilting retreat but left the binding for home after finding a tiny piece of the stripey fabric in my scraps. I knew it would be perfect and that I had some in my stash!



I bought these lovely Spring fabrics at Quilted Treasures in Coquitlam. I used the pretty green on the right for the backing fabric.


And last but not least...

The absolutely fabulous Mug Rugs that I received from France! Yup, not only one mug rug, but TWO!!! And teacups! What could be more perfect :o) Thank you so much Sylvie! See how they match our mugs perfectly!



Sylvie's 5 year old daughter made a special lavender house sachet for Claire. She was thrilled to receive something from across the seas and enjoyed seeing the photo of Charlotte sewing the sachet. She loves the smell and takes it to bed with her! Thank you so much:o)

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

41 comments :

  1. The mug rugs you made are just gorgeous!!! I also love the ones you received!! Lucky girl!!!!

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  2. I loved the mug rug you sent out and your second one is equally beautiful! I never did see the ones Sylvie made for you in the flickr pool - they are so cute! I'm still waiting for mine to arrive....maybe it got lost....

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  3. Oh! forgot to say how sweet Claire looks! She really is a 1st grader now!

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  4. Autumn is a mug rug time :D
    As always beautiful colours and design!
    Jo&cats

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  5. Mug rugs are very beautiful. I like colours and design !

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  6. oh, so beautiful. I love these colors
    greetings
    agnes

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  7. Those mug rugs are just beautiful! What a great gift:o)
    Have a great and creative weekend,
    Laila

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  8. What a wonderful child...! :o)

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  9. Mug rug sounds like fun! Maybe I should try to start a swap like that here in Sweden.
    Have great weekend// Karin på Ösäter

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  10. These rugs are just so amazingly pretty. The person who got yours is very lucky and I love the ones you've received as well. The idea and subject of the swap sounds so much fun to do!

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  11. Wow! That's wonderfull! I like your style in linen and pink fabric! Will you put this project in a book or sompthing like that? Please....

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  12. I am so happy to hear that you like what Charlotte and I did for you.
    It was a great swap!

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  13. The mug rugs are adorable! What a good idea. I wasn't in this swap, but was in another one recently and it is so much fun.

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  14. wow!! i luv them...great idea!!

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  15. What a clever swap idea and your mug rugs (sent and received) are all winners!

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  16. I wish I was your partner, this mug rugs are simply amazing ^^
    your blog is one of my favourites, I love almost every single thing you sew!
    hugs from Italy
    Giulia

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  17. What a great and interesting swap! All the mug rugs are wonderful!!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  18. I love the mug rug you made and the whole idea of it. I'm sorry I missed this.

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  19. I love those pictures of Claire!
    Your mug rugs - both made and received are just so fabulous!. That striped fabric on your second one is perfect. Oh to have your sense of stryle and design!
    Hugs,
    J

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  20. Look at Clare's gorgeous little face - she exudes happiness!!! :-)

    I think the mug rug is a fantastic idea... I think I'll be making a special one for Santa this year!!! Beautiful projects Laurraine - both given and received! I adore your choice in fabrics, the charcoal and pink are so beautiful with the natural linen.


    Hugs sweetie! Vikki :-) x

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  21. Hello from Odessa, Ukraine. Your works are amasing and very stilysh. Super!

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  22. bellissime le tue tazze ..come tutti i toi progetti..ciao cinzia da bologna italy

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  23. I absolutely love, love, love your rug mugs! Your designs are so neat and pretty. If I ever entered a swap I'd love to be your partner!!
    Teresa x

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  24. Gorgeous work. Really pretty
    I enjoyed my visit to your blog and admiring your work.
    Gina

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  25. Such a wonderful swap!! I am loving your mug rug creations! So inspiring. Love to you!

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  26. Do you make the rugs up as you go or do you follow any type of pattern? I would love to make some of these!

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  27. Thank you! I enlarge my sketches and use them as the pattern template. I will be making these into pattern booklets eventually :o)

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  28. EVERY one of these is AMAZING & BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE them all! Think I might just have to try my hand at one of these.

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  29. What a lovely mugs you design! You will sell this patterns!
    Please let me know because I will buy it!
    Thanks
    Silvana (Brazil)

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  30. I simply love your mug rug, I wish I was getting that. Your fabric selection was perfect.

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  31. I simply love your mug rug, I wish I was getting that. Your fabric selection was perfect.

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  32. Very funny! Amazeing, collorfull blog!I'll be watching your art!

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  33. Amazing work.good colorful blog.so cute stuff.

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  34. C'est trop trop mignon !!!!

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