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Friday, October 14, 2011

Mug Rug Swap

 I recently participated in my first Mug Rug Swap on Craftser.org! I can post about it now, because my little creation has journeyed all the way to Canada and I won't be ruining the surprise.

Man, you can really waste a lot of time looking at the millions of pictures of mug rugs..a LOT of time.  The amazing talent out there in Flickr world is truly intimidating! It can  also be inspiring though, so I set off.

My first attempt was a fizzle. I wanted to try zig zags but I made the strips too big and when it was trimmed, it looked like a mess. The second attempt with smaller strips wasn't all that jazzy either, so I'm keeping it and using it to catch my own coffee drips. As I look through all the finished pics, I'm truly amazed that I was able to shoot my pockmarked, markered, mail covered and toy-riddled coffee table and it actually looks clean. Talented!

before the fatal trim
allllmmmooost a zig zag
even less zig zag
the cup is empty but the rug did catch all my oreo crumbs



The real mug rug:
It's so round, it wants to curl up

strippy backside

Action shot! 



5 comments:

  1. Really cute. I need to try making them.

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  2. They're pretty fun, and I love the satisfaction of how fast they come together cause I am S L O W normally :-)

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  3. I am your newest follower. I love your mug rug. I may not show up in your "networked blogs" as a follower because I follow through Google Reader but I am following. Can't wait to read more.

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  4. Welcome Quilter in the Gap and thanks so much for following!

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  5. Love the brown and blue combo - and the round shape - the best. They are cute. As you know I love mug rugs too!
    Marilyn

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