Friday, 19 December 2014

More Christmas Mug Rugs!

One of the blogs I follow is written by a very talented lady called Amanda Weatherill who is otherwise known as 'The Patchsmith'.  Amanda designs and writes patterns. She has written quite a collection of patterns for mug rugs.  I am lucky enough to own several of her delightful mug rug patterns one of which is called 'Ticker Tape Mug Rug'


Earlier this week, Amanda posted on her blog about making herself a new Ticker Tape mug rug and, flushed with the success of making my last two mug rugs, I felt inspired to find the pattern and have a go at making some.


This pattern is so quick and easy to put together, that I had time to make two!  One in greens/reds and one in blues/browns.


They were great fun to make and are a fabulous addition to the Christmas decorations!! 


I used up some of my scraps to make them, just fussy-cutting some of the rectangles to add an extra Christmassy feel with the snowmen. The cut shapes are fused to the background and I finished them off with a machine blanket stitch.


Just perfect for those mugs of hot chocolate or coffee and mince pies!!


I hope your Christmas preparations are going well. As I will now be busy with friends and family until into the New Year,  I would like to thank you for visiting my very humble blog and, wish you all a very, very Happy Christmas and health and happiness for 2015!! Looking forward to seeing you all again then! 

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    1. Thank you Janet! Merry Christmas... look forward to seeing you soon! :) x

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  2. These are really cute!! This gives me an idea to incorporate some stitching too!!

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    1. Hello Shannon! Thank you! I'll look forward to seeing what you have planned!! Merry Christmas :) xx

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  3. So lovely! And what great gifts! Have to keep that in mind for next year for all the birthdays coming.

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    1. Hello Martina! Thank you! They would make great gifts! Hope you have a lovely Christmas!! :) xx

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  4. So, so cute! Your love of what you do shows in everything you make.

    What kind of thread did you use on the machine blanket stitch? The thread looks like embroidery thread and the stitches are like perfect hand-stitching.

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    1. Thank you Linda! The thread I used is just ordinary 100% cotton that I use for piecing and quilting. Have a lovely Christmas and best wishes for the New Year! :) xx

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  5. Btw thanks for the link to her website - I just discovered her Craftsy patterns and have a couple in my cart! :)

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    1. You are welcome! I love her patterns!! Have fun! :) xx

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    1. Hello Katrin! Thank you! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :) xx

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  7. Hi Christine! I love your mug rugs-what a great addition to Christmas which you can use every year and also to show off some of the gorgeous fabrics there are around.
    I have nominated you for a 'Liebster award' on my post today. I have so enjoyed reading your blog this year. Have a lovely week and fabulous Christmas!
    Best wishes
    Alison xx

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    1. Hello Alison... thank you!! How exciting to be nominated... I will write the post after Christmas when I have a little more time to myself. So glad you have enjoyed my blog! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! :) xx

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    ich wünsche dir und deinen Lieben wunderschöne Weihnachtstage, deine MugRugs sind einfach zauberhaft schön!
    Auf diesem Weg möchte ich mich bei dir für deine vielen schönen Kommentare auf meinem Blog bedanken!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I hope you and your family also had a lovely Christmas and I too thank you for your lovely comments! Happy New Year 2015!! :) xx

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  9. Happy New Year Christine, your mug rugs are beautiful. I have been trying to email you recently but then I noticed you were a no reply blogger so you weren't actually receiving any of my emails. I wanted to ask you if you would like to do a tilda swap with me, as we are such big tilda fans, I thought we could make something for each other. If you would like to email me we can talk more. My address is lp.milsom@bigpond.com

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    1. Hello Leane! Thank you... I am glad you liked the mug rugs and I would love to participate in a Tilda swap with you! I will email you so that we can sort out the details!! :) xx

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