Monday, December 16, 2013

Mini Monday: meet Friday's Finish

I got so busy with our guild's holiday Sew Day that I forgot to post last Friday's finish.

mug rug swap
 We swapped mug rugs at our holiday party.  This is the mug rug I made and Kathryn received.  Most of the fabrics are scraps of Kate Spain's Twelve Days of Christmas; the bottom of the mug and the handle are Sweetwater's Countdown to Christmas; the background is Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander.  The tutorial I used for the mug rug handle can be found here.

group photo
You can click on our Orlando MQG's website to see some great projects from that day.  The only picture I took (and since I'm in the picture technically I didn't take it) is our group photo showing off our mug rugs.  Marge made that fun horse mug rug that will be perfect in Montana!  Thanks Marge!

holiday Chucks
I also whipped up these cute holiday shoelaces using that same Sweetwater fabric line and Maureen's tutorial.  This counts as my Mini Monday project.  I have to say these shoelaces are so fun to make AND wear!  The bonus feature of this tutorial is feeling like a teenager again!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Monday and happy stitching,


  1. That is one darling mug rug!! I love looking at mug rugs and they are like having a mini-quilt show! Fun shoelaces, I must say. Makes me want to make some for some of my little granddaughters's shoes (do kids use shoelaces anymore, or all they all velcro?)

    Fun post!

  2. It is SO fun to meet with a sewing group. That mug rug is darling. I wish I had started Christmas sewing earlier : )

  3. Cute- both the mug rug and your shoe laces! I agree with Elizabeth- mug rugs are mini works of art!

  4. Mug rugs is a fun gift exchange! And SHOE LACES!!! So cute!