so that there is room on it for your mug of tea/coffee and biscuits/cake.
I have joined a swap group for making these and the November swap was either for a holiday themed or a general theme. You could choose how you wanted yours made but had to go with your partners choice. After having sent off our details of likes and dislikes we were given our partners names and sent off to stalk their flickr pages and/or blog for inspiration. (This was to be a secret swap we knew our partner but not who was making ours.)
My partner said she would like a christmas theme, not fussy on the shape or whether it be traditional or modern. I found out from info supplied and her flickr page that she liked to spend a typical christmas, her home was mostly decorated pink/green and very much liked gifts that had been handmade. I decided on the design drew up a pattern and off I went. Here is a sneek peek of the front under construction.
Sneek peek of the back under construction using a pink and green fabric and showing the wadding attached.
The finished front. A Christmas theme looking out of your window at the snow outside. All stitched by hand.
The finished back. Quilted mostly by hand except for the two trees and the boot.
Here it is all finished and ready to be sent off to my partner along with a couple of extra goodies.
A hand crafted felt mug (a replica of one of hers posted on flickr) and a hand made piece of cake hiding under the servette cos I set a little teaser question on the swap page asking if my partner preferred lemon meringue pie, cheesecake or strawberry flan. Of the 64 replies I got ,
23 said lemon meringue, 3 strawberry, 30 cheesecake, 6 piggies said could they have all 3 and 2 said could they have chocolate!!! My partner was in one of the responses but which one? You will have to wait and see as I was in such a hurry to get off in the post I forgot to take a photo minus the servette! Der. Hope my partner will take a pic for me.
I am going to enter this mug rug into the following challenges.
Anything Goes: say Let it snow
Top tip Tuesday: Asking for piecing and layer upon layer.
The Creative CottAge: Asking for Someone special at Xmas. (My swap partner!!)
Creative Inspirations: Asking for anything christmassy/winter.
Pile it On : Asking what winter means to us.
One Stitch at a Time: Choose a season or event.
Lots to Do: Share your technique ( Hand applique)
Secret Crafter: Show your Handmade Christmas gifts.
Craft Your days Away: Asking for Christmas trees. ( well there are 3 on here.)