This is a monster hop - we'll get be looking at super awesome mug rugs for 11 days!! Here's the list of today's hoppers:
Don't forget to scroll down to the end of this post for the list of all hoppers and a little giveaway goodness.
Today, I've decided to give you my take on a little more grownup mug rug... like, um, a cocktail mug!
I wondered how I could link up one of my favorite pastimes with our theme for the hop and suddenly the phrase, "When it rains, I pour!" came to mind.
From there, I went to my favorite embroidery site, Urban Threads and found two perfect designs for this project, the umbrella and the martini glass :)
We have had lots of rain here over the last week or so, I think that calls for a glass of wine, or maybe even a martini... Don't you?
I used a piping technique I learned in a Piping Hot Binding class from the fabulous Susan Cleveland to make the piping for a little extra punch. She has a great tool to help with making perfect piping every time! She has a couple of YouTube videos that show her technique, check her out.
And now for some giveaway fun ~ it will be a mystery fabric giveaway from my stash. I'm going to put together a fun little care package of fabric for one winner. The giveaway will be open through the entire hop, so don't forget to enter for a chance to win!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today, please be a cheerleader for the other hoppers today and for the rest of the hop :)