Mug Rugs

Just finished a couple of mug rugs for my brother and sis-in-law. These are really easy to make, if you like to embroidery. I find putting on binding to be a bit of a bother, take the time to do it neatly and all will be well.

Mug Rugs

Here they are with a simple scrap of muslin tied in bow.

Mug Rugs

Now to sit and write a letter. Don’t you love getting a hand written letter in the mail? I am not a particularly good letter writer but for my loved ones it is worth the effort.

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Crocheted Rag Rug

This little rug is made up from scraps of fabric that have been knotted together and then crocheted into an oval. It will be used in front of the wood stove this winter, it looks so at home there.

Rag Rug

Crocheting it was not as easy as I thought it would be, and it is a little rustic looking, still, I like it.

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Baby Overalls

Hot off the sewing machine, two pairs of 12 month size overalls for my nephew. He is around 6 months now, plenty of time for him to grow into these. We will also be sending two shirts and some socks to complete the outfits. These still need the inseam snaps, will be purchasing those when I get to the store.

Baby Gift

These are made up of light weight denim, soft enough for a small child but durable for everyday wear.

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Just Finished

My girls and I made these lap quilts for my mother and my aunt. We were a few months longer finishing them up but they are done and on their way now.

Mother's Red Work Lap Quilt

You can get the cat embroidery patterns over at Red Brolly.

Aunt Joyce's Sisters and Cats Lap Quilt

Now my daughter’s and I will be working on lap quilts for needy folks in our town.

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Reuseable Flatware Carrier

Not long ago I read a tutorial in the forum at the Down To Earth site for making a Flatware Carrier, you will have to join the forum for the tutorial, or do an on line search for Reusable Utensil Carrier. As you have noticed plastic forks, spoons and knives at Mall food courts and fast food restaurants leave much to be desired and the napkins are scratchy, to say the least and at many sit down restaurants the flatware is not always clean. The answer to these problems is to carry your own flatware and napkin with you when you are going to be eating out.

Here are pictures of the five flatware carriers that I made up today. I used scrap fabric, extra bits of ribbon to match napkins also made from fabric scraps.

Unrolled with napkin:

With flatware and napkin:

You are doing so much more than making your meal more enjoyable, you are cutting down on plastic trash that will be used once and tossed away, and you will know that your utensils are clean and safe for your use too. Just pop these in a purse or tote and you are ready to go but remember not to toss these way after your meal!

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Sewing Notion Doll

It is finished! I dug the doll out of the back of one of the cabinets in the living room and set my mind to finish it, it was already more than half done but I had lost interest in it for some reason. After a few hours of effort she is all done and ready to be sent out into the world. She will be gifted to a friends daughter who has expressed an interest in learning to sew.

Doll Front

Doll Back

Filled with sewing notions

With the temperatures being so low, it is a good time for me to finish off the projects that have been left undone over the summer months.

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