This weekend I've got something to celebrate...
I've launched my new PDF pattern
for a fun and fresh new mug rug,
I've gotta tell you that I didn't really plan
for this to be my next pattern,
but I've had the idea in my mind for a long time.
It came to life when
I made a kitchen-themed basket
for my son's Relay for Life team to raffle,
and I made this little mug rug as part of the prize.
I began with a Divided Basket
in a turquoise and lime color scheme.
I added a bunch of fun turquoise and lime stuff,
like napkins, a silicone trivet,
a candle, some straws, and some picnic plates.
Here's the back of the basket.
See that Denyse Schmidt print I picked up at my JoAnn store?
I featured it, adding a sweet lime polka dot
and a fabulous turquoise chevron from Riley Blake!
I filled it with some more handmade goodies...
and some pretty coasters.
I know you want to see more of those coasters, right?
I whipped them up using my own Moda Bake Shop tutorial.
I'm hoping the winner of the basket
will feel happy each time she uses it.
When I made my little mug rug,
I took some photos and made some notes...
and now I've got the pattern ready for sale!
There's something for everyone here...
a bit of applique using fusible webbing...
And a wee bit of embroidery...
All tied together with some bright binding.
You can find the Celebrate Mug Rug pattern
in honor of Memorial Day...
even more reason to celebrate!}
It's also available in my shop on Etsy,