Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Crumb Catcher Christmas

APP found a tutorial on how to make Scrappy Mug Rugs @ Pleasant Home. Just in case you need some help making them ;)
Keep in mind ours are larger than hers :)

Everyone knows Nadine and I have been on Vacation ;) We have chatted about a lot of awesome new sewing ideas.. one of the ideas is a new craze that is sweeping the Cyber world of blogs and we would like to share this with you in swap form... Mug Rugs.

Photo from Patchwork Pottery's Flickr Photostream.

APP's Christmas Swap will be .. make your partner a fun and exciting Christmas Mug Rug. What is a Mug Rug??? After looking on the internet.. we have discovered it is hard to find Christmas photos of mug rugs to share with you. But we have a link for other types of Mug Rugs. :)

The required size for our swap will be a 6”x10” or equivalent. It can be square, round, star, or any shape your creative brain comes up with. The Rug must be big enough for two Christmas Sugar Cookies, and a nice sized mug for a hot drink ;) (APP loves White Almond Hot Chocolate hint hint hint.)

Embellish your Mug Rug anyway you like.. but it must be coffee mug friendly. Must be able to sit without falling over from too much egg nog ;) Mug must sit flat on Rug… lol

Additional content for your swap will be:

One Christmas Coffee Mug (Micro safe)

One Hot Beverage packet (Cocoa, Spiced Cider, Gourmet Coffee, or Tea)

One Favorite Cookie Recipe

One Candy Cane (For stirring)

Sign ups start today and end on November 6th.. Partners will be assigned shortly thereafter.

Swaps must be at your partner's house no later than December 11th. Please start your project as soon as you sign up so they will be completed on time. You don't have to have an assigned partner to start your project. If you can't meet this dead line.. please please don't sign up... This is a very important fun swap this time of year.

NO ONE likes a Flaker.. Please be on time!!!

Santa is checking his naughty and nice list.. so be sure to get your swap out on time.. so your partner doesn't get coal ;)

Additional info:
Please package your swap in a box and wrap your mug in bubble wrap... so it will arrive safely ;)
International Swappers welcome but please be mindful of the cost for shipping!

E-mail APP the following Info:




Phone Number

International Yes/No

If you're a first time swapper please read the following: Swap Etiquette


CJ said...

WooHoo!!!! I've been waiting for this one :)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Me too! Info sent :)

Mistea said...

This sounds like lots of fun. Please can I play!

simple country living! said...

ooooh! I can't wait! I already sent you my info! Thank you for this fun swap!

Das Quiltmonster said...

I think this is a great idea!! I am a little bit sad because I live in Germany and I can't guarantee that snail mail from here would arrive in time... There are always great swaps at your side, I love to look at your blog!!
Much love from over here sends Regina

Unknown said...

Ok, I'll give it a go! I've been wanting to play around with this idea so please count me in! I'm anxious to get creative!

ladybug loves lilacs said...

Sending you my info! This sounds delightful! and yummy.

The Quilting Cat Lady. said...

Ohh I want to play too. Sending the info now. I really like your side and love the little jokes and funny pics.
Alda, Fl

JenW!~ said...

I am excited about this swap. My info has been sent, my pattern all picked out as well as my fabric. Now I just need to get to sewing.

Kerry said...

I've just sent my info - this sounds like so much fun. You have just given me an idea for Christmas gifts - yipee.
Thanks for putting this together:-)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am having trouble getting an email through to you to sign up for mug rug swap. Emails are returned, undeliverable. Mary