Thursday, 14 October 2010

Ever since I was invited to join the Flickr group "My morning cup", I've been hooked on these little 'mug rugs' that everyone seems to be making at the mo.
They are very sweet and I love the idea of them. However I am partial to a tray to put my morning cuppa on, so they weren't actually going to work for me.
But, as I said, I love the idea of a splash of colour on the table and adding texture when a full cloth may not be desired or practical. Just a little decorative touch to break up a surface.
So I have extended the idea a fraction and made a couple of mats for various positions in the house. The first one above is now sitting in the middle of the kitchen table. It's already, within the 24 hours it has been sitting there, been used for a fruit bowl, the coffee break, oh and I think breakfast juice and glasses.
I've just finished this second one and it is now sitting on top of our new fireplace. I absolutely adore our new fireplace, but couldn't quite put my finger on what was missing.
A touch of soft fabric to break up the hard surface...perfect!

I'm hoping to make some of these for my shop, so if you like and are interested, drop me a line and I'll make sure I do some in the colourways you like.

(I managed it! and they are right here and here)

6 comments:

The Clip Cafe said...

They are lovely - your blog is lovely! I love your work :-)

1/4 of an inch said...

Love Love Love the colourway...gorgeous work! xxt

Amy Prior said...

devine blues, gorg sewing and beautiful Orla- yum!

bearpaw said...

That's a really good idea Karen, a bit like a modern doily! And you can never have too much fabric around the place!

Kirsty said...

So lovely you're making me wish I drank tea or coffee!

Ryan said...

Gorgeous Karen!