Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's mug rugs and pouches.....

I sure have been having fun!  Seems like forever that I've just sewn for the sheer fun of it........although usually I do have something in mind.  I was saddened when one of my favorite swaps folded (mug rug), so thought I should take it upon myself to perhaps make a few for friends.  After all, Valentine's Day is approaching and I do have some really nice Flickr friends.   Marilyn and I decided to exchange.......I made her this one:

Valentine's mug rug to Spiced Coffee

And she sent me this beauty:

Sweet mug rug from Marilyn

Then, I just HAD to make one for my dear friend (now in California, but should be here in Wisconsin where she belongs), Annie:

Happy Valentine's Day to Annie

Then, I made this for a friend who enjoys rainbow things just about as much as me.  She was kind enough to give me the perfect partner in a recent swap:

A bunch of rainbow Valentine love

Then, I made a few more pouches.......I thought one wasn't enough to completely perfect my zipper skills.  First is this one......it's little at only 5 1/2 inches square:

Single button pouch

Then, I made this today..........I'm thinking this pouch thing is sort of like making two mug rugs and sewing them together.......sort of??!!

Yellow & Black Pouch - front

That was the front.....and here is the back and insides...........

Yellow & Black Pouch - back

Yellow & Black Pouch - inside

So...............that's the kind of stuff I do when I'm not making ladies.  THAT and look for my sweetie Toby in the snow:

Where's Toby?

Since that picture was taken we've gotten more snow and now his poor tummy touches the snow even as he moves.  I'm surprised he hasn't gotten stuck yet.  Poor baby!  Spring can't come soon enough for us!!!

That's about the news here.  Tomorrow I have to clean my house..............eikes!  It's a sight!  And after.....I'm rewarding myself by putting two zippers in another two pouches.  lol  Enjoy your week, friends!  Have some fun!




26 comments:

Susan said...

Poor Toby - he looks so cute though! I can't imagine what our dog would think of snow! - he won't walk on wet grass. Love all those mug rugs and pouches - maybe you need to start a mug rug swap group???

Charlotte Thompson said...

Your mug rugs are very nice!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

All of your creations are just so adorable Carol. That yellow pouch is perfection!

B J Elder said...

Whenever I go to your blog and see what you create I just break out in a big smile. You make such happy things with such fun fabrics!

shez said...

lovely projects sent and received and your cute little puppy its a wonder you havent lost him,he blends in so well with the snow,lol.xx

Kathy H said...

Those pouches and mug rugs look so cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

Annie said...

hahaha...you crack me up! I always know these posts are official by the not-so-subtle little digs about where I should be and where I belong! LOL I LOVE my mug rug! Your pouches, so far, are fabulous. the b&w&yellow is my fave to this point! Where's Toby?

Lesley said...

Your projects are all adorable! Love how you use so much color and so effectively!

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Elaine said...

there's too much prettiness here, and i just love, love , love that last pouch! what is that text fabric? i must find some!

sheila 77 said...

Wonderful work, as always, Carol. I'm not normally a fan of yellow, but that purse is absolutely divine. And what a good idea to send mug run valentines to your friends, what lucky friends you have. Also love the picture of Toby in the snow, it would make a great card.

Maria said...

Poor Toby!Hopefully the warmer weather will arrive soon! Love all your latest sewing projects!

Rettabug said...

Cute pouches & poochie! I can't believe how much snow you guys got when we only had a dusting! Hang in there...Spring is coming.

Warm hugs,
Rett

Ada Gavris said...

Hi Carol! I follow your blog for several months and I would like to thank you and express my admiration for the wonderful creations that you share with us. You made me want to sew patches too!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Warm greetings,
Ada.

Anne Simonot said...

I've just started making zipper pouches lately too... fun, fun, fun! They're addictive! That black & yellow one is beautiful - there might be a little copycat stuff going on here now. Or at least inspiration! annesimonot@sasktel.net

Needled Mom said...

The mug rugs and the pouches are just beautiful. You have lucky friends!

patchouli moon studio said...

Cute mug rugs. I like the one you made for Annie. She's a sweetie. I only know her from being blog friends. You are a sweetie too for making such lovely things for your friends.

Jeanne said...

I love that little yellow pouch!! Maybe Toby needs a colorful jacket or vest to make him stand out more in the snow? :-) I love all of your portraits, too.

Cindy Sharp said...

I love it all.

Toby doesn't seem to be bothered by the snow. You should see how my basset hound reacts to it! She is totally unhorsed by having to pee in it.

Lappedamen said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. Your pouches are so cute and your dog as well.

Dianne said...

Okay those mug rugs of yours are too cute for words! Also love love love the yellow and black zippy.
You, my dear, are one creative lady!!
Sorry the weather is so awful in the east, we had a shirtsleeve kind of day today here in Vancouver. Spring is just around the corner so hang in there!!

Anonymous said...

I just love the first one with the four hearts! Here in South Texas the winters are usually warm, never a drop of snow. I don't think I'd ever get out of bed with so much snow and cold---brrrrr.
Brenda
Texas

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Ana Maria said...

Hi Carol. Thanks for sharing with us all these wonders - mug rugs and pouches. only 5 1/2"? Oh dear!
Sure you love little things, even your dog, so cute!

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