July 24, 2013

Beach Huts Mug Rug

Although we don't live very close to the ocean,
we try to get away for a beach vacation,
every couple of years.

We've just come back from Ocean City, MD!

This year, when I strolled along the shore,
I waved a big "hello" to my friend Amanda,
who lives just Across the Pond.

Have you seen Amanda's library of mug rug patterns on Craftsy?
Here's the one I love most for summer.

Photo:  Beach Huts Mug Rug Pattern by The Patchsmith

To keep our happy beach memories going,
I've made my own Beach Huts mug rug,

True to form for Patchsmith patterns,
 this was a quick and easy finish,
once I decided on which fabrics to include.

I started with a background of gray and sand colors,
instead of the recommended sky blue.
Once I got some of the applique pieces
into place, it began to look more lively.

I love the navy, gray and orange color scheme.

The little huts were so much fun to stitch.

My most favorite little detail was the pair of seagulls!

I kept the back simple,
using a coordinating maritime fabric
from Anchors Aweigh by Dear Stella.

{You may remember a previous post featuring this fabric in a purse.}

When the weather cools off,
and fall approaches,
I'll enjoy using my mug rug while I remember
long summer days.

are available on Craftsy!
You'll love the designs, no matter which patterns you choose.

{What shall I make next time?}

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  1. Darling!!! Just love these lively mug rugs. Your color choice is wonderful.

  2. It's gorgeous, very summery!

  3. Sweet. I like your fabric choice.

  4. Very fun! I am headed to Myrtle Beach for 2 weeks in October to visit my son and play on the beach! You got me all excited for my trip!!!!

  5. Summer beach vacations are the best...I haven't been to the shore yet! I love the mug rug!

  6. Perfect fabrics for a delightful beachy mug rug!! You will remember this trip every time you look at your mug rug!


  7. This is so cute! The seagulls are a great addition. My beach time is coming very soon ... and I can't wait!

  8. I like your version, and like too that you'll use this little mug rug to remember summmer days. What next? As always, surprise me!

  9. I love your colors! Orange with nautical colors is such a striking, cheery combination, and the gray sky adds a wonderful touch of offbeat humor. Would you care to share this on Kollabora, the crafting community? I'm a sucker for quirky crafts and want to see more of them over there.


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