So, have you been bitten by the mug rug bug yet? Since I first posted about mug rugs a few months back, I am now able to type out the full name without giggling like a grade schooler. I've also participated in a few mug rug swaps that I heard about over on Twitter.
First, I joined the Mug Rug Madness swap where I received this adorable little mat from Alissa (alissadumont). So simple in its design, yet so effective with its color combination, its adorable prints, and its white binding -- seriously, I would NEVER think to do that!
And Alissa really spoiled me with all of the goodies that she included with the mug rug. I haven't participated in an all-out swap like this in a while, so it was fun to both send and receive a package filled with fun extras.
Then, Jacqueline (who blogs at Handmade with Love) started a Muggy Ruggy Swap on her blog and I couldn't help but jump in. I was extremely lucky to receive this beauty from Hilde Klatt, who blogs at Ildicolor. Hilde is a new-to-me quilter, and her work is just amazing.
Even more amazing was the thoughtful package she sent that included some extra special gifts. See those cute little mouse ribbons? Hilde sent one for each of my children!
Oh, and I guess I should show what I sent in return. Here are my two mug rugs, both variations on the same pattern.
For the Muggy Ruggy Swap, I sent this guy to the swap organizer herself, Jacqueline. I used one of my favorite new lines, From Little Things by Sarah Fielke, and featured some of Sarah's little partridges up top. It's kind of long for a mug rug, I guess ... though I prefer to think of it as just some more room for cookies.
And here's the one I sent to Amy (needled.fig) for the Mug Rug Madness Swap. I made this one from Jessica Levitt's fantastic new line, Kingdom.
And the pattern? I called it the Ziggity Mug Rug and wrote it up for a little guest post over on the Sew Mama Sew blog. If you make a Ziggity Mug Rug, I'd love to see it!