Sunday, January 2, 2011

Trying something new

A friend of mine (Jan), posted a tutorial for a quick and easy mug rug, and today I decided I would whip one up and see how it turned out. Well, here it is ...

It was super easy to make, and there will definitely be more done in the near future.

My daughter likes spending time in Sydney, so when I found this little cross stitch kit in a bargain bin at Spotlight for $3, I couldn't ignore it. It now has pride of place in her bedroom, and she loves it.

Now I have to decide whether to do lots of little bits and pieces, or stick in an do one big project ... who am I kidding, I will probably end up doing both, but I am determined to finish things I start now. What a perfect New Years Resolution!!! :-)


  1. Very cute mug rug & the cross stitch is gorgeous. Also love your new look blog.

  2. Thanks Jan. I had a very good teacher when I made the mug rug. There will be many more to be made in the future too :-)

  3. Well deserved! I really enjoy your blog and am impressed by your finds. Keep it up!
    Sweet memories.
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  4. Hello, Coming over from SAL to visit your blog. I have been seeing quite a few of these mug rugs online and have been wanted to make a few for gifts. I'll check out the tutorial...And you cross stitch, do I, although I have only been doing it a few years. Now, I'm going to read more of your posts.
    Mama Bear

  5. Thanks to both of you for dropping in. I'm loving meeting some new crafty friends, and seeing everyone's work really does help motivate me to find more time for my things.

    I haven't done any major cross stitching for a while, but I've seen a couple of beautiful ones of late that I would love to try. I am determined to complete what I've started first, so it will be a next year project I think :-)

    The mug rugs are great gifts Mama Bear!! I'm planning on making a few (and buying some matching cups) for gifts this year myself. Jan did a great mug tutorial that was super easy to follow, if you'd like to look at that. She was my quilt teacher when I did some classes a few years ago, and we have continued to be friends since then. She does some brilliant stuff.