Over the past week, I had plans-plans to make items from one of my favorite crafty books and even plans to make something from a pattern. Well, I went where my creative daydreams were taking me and that is to blogland to try out more things I have read about from all of you creative and talented people!
Another project I made was a mug rug. I have read about these and they sounded so fun, I had to try one. I found this "house version" on Fashioned By Meg. It was so much fun to think about what fabrics would define me a little so this mug rug would be personalized. I love toile so that was the roof fabric. I used wood look fabric for the actual house so it would be like a cabin. My sewing room shows through the window and the door is my shoe fabric because, as my husband will tell you, I am a shoe girl. And let's be honest, Mickey had to be on there somewhere! She is by the door. I had a blast using my sewing machine's fancy stitches to put yellow tulips under the window. It was a lot of fun. I forgot the chimney though. I had cute measuring tape ribbon all ready for it and I got so carried away with the rest, I forgot.
One last thing I want to show you is this amazing Bloomin' Onion Bread I found on Your Homebased Mom. It is crazy good! I didn't have any green onions, so I put garlic powder in my melted butter that I drizzled on top. Yowza! I had a hard time stopping! Luckily, I had made homemade beef vegetable soup to serve with it so there was some nutrition to counteract the butter, bread and cheese.
I hope everyone has a great week. All three of my guys have a head cold that is hanging on so I hope that will be leaving us soon. I am counting down to my April break from school. I am hoping to get to my favorite quilt shop, Mission Rose, during that vacation. Take care of yourselves and happy crafting. Nancy