Friday, 12 December 2014

Merry Mug Rugs Blog Hop...

It's almost Christmas, are you ready yet??  At the time of writing I am still living in denial!  So take a couple of minutes out from your busy schedule and welcome to my stop on the Merry Mug Rugs tour…

When Jennifer asked me to join in this blog hop I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

Since buying the Little Quilts book by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsiger, I had been eager to get a little hand-quilting action going, so this was the perfect opportunity to give a festive twist to one of my favourites…

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I used the paper doll templates as the basis for Santa, gave him trousers and a felt beard, and topped Mr and Mrs Claus off with a hat...

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I actually followed the pattern for the rest, no, really!

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In a first for me, I used pre-made bias-bindng, and OMG isn't it good?!  I wouldn't use it on anything bigger, but it was lovely to work with on this mini.

Despite photographic staging to the contrary, cups of tea and mince pies will not be making themselves at home on this mini; food and fabric, they just don't go!  But it does already have pride of place on a side table, with a wipe-clean coaster for company ;)

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Sorry love!
So as a thank you for pandering to my irrational fears, here's the link back to the giveaway over at Ellison Lane.

I hope this has inspired to you put a little Christmas cheer into a little make or two, you still have time, and if you haven't already, take a little time to check out the other Merry Hoppers.

Thank you for having me Jennifer, and now you can all get back to panicking xxx


  1. Cute Christmas make Hadley ! Santa looks too relaxed though - guess all his preparations are taken care of

  2. It's adorable Hadley and I love that you turned those paper dolls into Santa and Mrs C! The scallop border is my favorite part. Well done my friend! Thank you SO much for being part of the hop. Merry Christmas!!

  3. So cute! I have the Little Quilts book on my wishlist.

  4. Oh it's adorably cute Had! That should be hanging on the wall! Jxo

  5. Much too lovely to have mince pie crumbs all over it. The scalloped border is especially lovely.

  6. I love the scalloped border too - really fun!

  7. Ha, excellent adaptation! I'm off to get some premade bias binding for my tree skirt tomorrow because life's too short, and appropriate fabric too scarce...


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