I hope everyone had a wonderful, belly-stretching Thanksgiving. I wanted to put up a post on the actual day but it came down to posting or cooking. I didn’t think the 13 people we hosted would appreciate waiting for dinner. So cooking won! Then, to be honest I needed to just be still. It started with the cupcakes for Kira’s school party then went right into all the prepping for Thanksgiving. And did I mention that I caught another cold. So by Thursday night I was beyond whipped. Kira and I just relaxed yesterday. And here we are Saturday.
As a “job well done” gift to myself I spent a little time on Big B and made a new mug rug. Yes, I still have binding to put on 2 others but I fell in love with this pattern and wanted something quick and fun to do.
I just finished it this morning and put it to use already. What is great about these mug rugs are all the possibilities. In a way all that choice can almost paralyze you. You don’t know what to do first. What fabric to use, what embellishments to add, etc. I tried to stay simple with this one but still use a few of the tricks I’ve learned on Pinterest.
I used a different set of stamps on the open sign and was not thrilled with the result.
I used this set for the Tea House. Clean, sharp and well spaced.
…and this set for the open sign. Can you see the little hash marks, well they show up when you stamp. But as a comfort I’m telling myself it adds to the charm.
What I think really adds to the charm is the fabric on the “roof”
Can you say charming? My camera is not the greatest but can you see one lady pouring tea for the other? I have about a 1/2 yd of this…and will use it very wisely.
I left the back plain since I was just playing with the pattern but can you picture a picket fence and some flowers?
I’m off for another cup of tea, nestled happily on my new mug rug and tackling some more projects.
Have a great weekend everyone!