Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mug Swap 2013

August has come and gone, and with it CuppaKim's annual Mug Swap.

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I didn't do a whole lot of "research" on my swap partner. I only had her Instagram name, but her account was private, and I knew as soon as I requested to follow her she'd figure out I was her partner. But her little intro paragraph gave me all the ideas I needed... she is a tea drinker and loves bright colors.

So this is what I came up with...

For my #mugswap2013 partner.
A 'tea break' mug, some local honey, a little chocolate (that I hope survived the Texas summer heat!) and a mug rug. 

The mug rug was fun to make! The pattern is from the book Patchwork Please, and all the fabrics (even the backing) came from my scrap bin. I made one little change from the book's instructions... rather than make binding, I wrapped the backing around to the front and machine-stitched it down. FAST AND SIMPLE!! 

Hexi Trivet from Patchwork Please


Monday afternoon, after sending Megan off for her first day of Kindergarten, my mug swap package arrived. Davi definately did her homework on me...

@davirebecca I love my CA mug!! (and the candy!) thanks!! #mugswap2013

A Starbucks You Are Here mug and candy!!! You can't get much more "me" than that!

So a big thank you to Kim and Davi, and everyone playing along, for making this such a fun swap to be a part of!

4 comments:

{cuppakim} said...

adorable. :)
lovning the mug with the tea tag on it!!! where on earth did you find it?

i love seeing the handmade goodies people include - it's one of my favorite parts. and that mug rug is AWESOME.

such a great job.

i'm glad you enjoyed and were a part of it all :)

Katie said...

Fun fun fun! I love seeing everyone's mugs :) And seriously, adorable mug rug!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

I am loving the new starbucks "you are here" mugs. the colorado ones are so cute too.

big fan of the tea bag mug :) so adorable!

Lora said...

your little mug rug that you made is awesome! wow - great job! and i love the mug you got - so fun!