The appliqué is with fusible webbing and black machine outlining, aiming for a slightly hand-drawn feel. I embroidered the ‘thread’ by hand, and hand quilted the mug rug. It’s hard to see in this pic, but the background fabric has a white on white sewing motifs print, which I know Cindy enjoyed too. It was a lot of fun to make!
Lately I’ve been trying to be efficient with my crafting by making two or more of something at the same time, I’m trying to build up my supply of gifts on hand. So I actually made a second one in a slightly different colourway, but I haven’t taken a photo yet.
Absolutely love this sweet little mug rug. And I love your idea of making a few of something at a time. You’re right, it is usually just barely more work to make 2 together, than to pull out all the supplies to make one. I’m going to start thinking about that when I craft.
Exactly! For small sewn items like mug rug rugs, pouches, etc - I find it’s really helping me be productive. Not that creating is only about being productive of course! But I have a lot of stash to get through and I can always make use of small giftable things.