This is my latest pattern for mug rugs and coasters. This is a Blue House surrounded by Spring flowers starting to bloom. I had fun adding the flowers, but they are optional.
The Blue House can be made with the appliqué method or the paper-piecing method. I stitched the appliques by hand, but this could be done with a sewing machine. The binding was sewn with a sewing machine on top and by hand on the back. Of course, the binding can entirely be done by machine. You can see examples for both methods in the pictures (mug rug: appliqué; coaster: paper piecing).
The pattern is available in my Craftsy Pattern Store. To make these items I used both new and old fabrics. They are cotton, except for the dark blue that is a polyester. They would also look great if made with only quilting cotton. For more details about this pattern, just click here.
There is a fairy in the rudbeckia garden. She has sparkling hair and sparkling clothes. Of course, everything she touches sparkles afterward.
I worked on this embroidery piece over the course of a few years and just finished it. The felt appliqués were stitched unto corduroy fabric (retrieved from old pants). I chose to take the pictures in full sun as it enhances beautifully the metallic thread and the embroidery floss. The sun also increases the dimensional effect created by the ribs of the corduroy fabric.
This is a felt pencil case I entirely sew by hand when I was first pregnant. I used a pattern from a Martha Stewart Magazine. Somehow, all the animals lost their eyes. And the baby bunny lost its pink ears. Poor guys.