I wasn't sure if I want to join in this blog hop called Making Christmas but couple days later I'm making my list. You can read all about this hop over at Rainbow Hare Quilts.
Here's my list:
- Christmas theme wall hanging
- Christmas ornaments for local swap
- winter/Christmas theme house pouch
- vinyl pouches as gifts
- pillow covers
- 241 tote pattern by Noodlehead
- felted jewelry
- knitted socks
and mug rugs with pocket on the back. I didn't know what pictures to add so I made up mug rug with snowflakes on it.
I have this idea in my head. I see hexagon wall hanging. Mix of turquoise and white hexagons. Some scrappy, some solids, some with hand stitched snowflakes on it. I tried something similar in small mug rug portion and I'm totally leaving this idea. Even though I like hand stitching I'm not up to this challenge.
I made two hexagons using paper templates. I could see the top fabric through and I didn't like that so I cut out piece of interfacing tiny bit smaller and added in. It was one of those iron on things so I iron it on the top fabric to keep it in place, sewed around and draw snowflake shape on it. I wanted to use Frixion pen at first but I don't have many experiences with it and since this will be given out or mailed in December I didn't want to risk the marks would come out in winter temperatures so I used chalk pen instead.
While making the mug rug I got this idea of mailing it to someone. I might want to add Christmas card or letter so pocket on the back side would be quite useful. So I simply folded one rectangle and added pocket prior the binding. I put some interfacing on it but I don't think it's necessary. I like dots and ric rac and that's what the back side is all about. There are many possibilities to make Christmas theme mug rugs so I hope that inspired you a bit. I sure have that buzz in my head.
Since it's Friday I'm linking up to TGIFF and Crazy mom quilts.