Although it has been a hot summer, I am hanging in there. This past
week has been interesting, to say the least. It was our 20th wedding
anniversary and we spent it in the hospital; my husband fractured his
ankle so it was swollen pretty badly. I am sure that he will make it
up to me later on.
This is a wall hanging I have had on my design wall for well
over a year. I thought that it was time to complete it.
Only 7 more houses to add; I must note that I found this
picture on Pinterest. Because I am making it for myself and not
selling it for profit, I thought it was ok to make.
I do respect copyright laws and peoples’ creative property.
I must admit that this is my first mug rug that I have ever made.
They remind me of fabric postcards, proably due to their small size.
The back of my mug rug. I finished the edge with a tight zigzag stitch.
Inspiration came from Pinterest. It has such great ideas that one can
tweak yourself. I used interfacing for the tea bag and I used black
fusible interfacing for the tea leaves inside the tea bag.
Another fabric postcard that I made. The circles are supposed
to be hay bales in a field. I painted the grey fabric that makes
up the buildings. A sharpie marker was used to add the
windows in the buildings.
Using a stamp on the back of the postcard really helps to
finish it off and look more professional.
It was alot of fun making and quite quick too. I may
have another idea for a fabric postcard.
What have you been creating this week?
Have a great week.
7 thoughts on “Hanging in there…”
The mugrug pattern can be found here:
I have it is n my long someday list. Yours is really cute.
I really like your quilt of houses. I do want to make one , I think it is really cool. Is there a pattern out there? Thanks for sharing
One of the things I like about being a quilter is how we look at others work both past and present and adapt it in our own voice. I admire how you gave credit to the original designer. I think it is okay to adapt and adopt as long as we do this. So many patterns are derived from antique quilts either using their ideas, motifs or layouts.
that Houses quilt is so cute! Great mugrug and postcards, too. I like to stamp the back of my postcards as well.
Happy Anniversary to you both, sorry to hear your DH has been down with a sore ankle. I also get less done in the summer as I can’t stand the heat and don’t enjoy sewing when it’s so hot. I love those houses, I think I have a house WIP just like it…somewhere…and I also think mug rugs remind me of quilt postcards – but more useful 🙂
thanks for checking out my blog. The House Quilt is fun to do. It was fun picking out the fabrics and gluing them down onto a background fabric.
I love the postcard stamp you found for the back of your postcards, and I look forward to showing people the card you sent me. It made me laugh. Thanks!