Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Fresh Snow Blog Hop


A Fresh Snow Blog Hop

A big thanks to Marian from Seams To Be Sew for bringing us another fun hop...even while dealing with a big move!

Here's the list of today's participants:

When I saw the directive for this hop...to use a fabric other than cotton in our project...I knew it was right up my alley. I work primarily with National Nonwovens WoolFelt when creating my designs. For those of you not familiar with wool felt, here's a link to check out. If you want to know how wool felt differs from felted wool, here's a bit of information about that. And here's the link to Commonwealth Felt, the retailer for National Nonwovens WoolFelt.

Now, on to my project. I took the theme of the hop "A Fresh Snow" quite literally, and designed this wool felt mug rug/candle mat. I'm calling it "Snowball Mug Rug."

It measures 9" x 9", is quick to sew up, and just uses two colors of wool felt and two colors of embroidery floss. You can find the FREE pattern here.

Here it is in action under a pitcher with some greenery, pine cones, and a fun Warren Kimble Snowman Platter:
I hope you enjoy making it!

I have one other project to share with you. My eldest niece Julianna (Anna) recently graduated college, got a job, and moved out on her own. And, she adopted an adorable dog named Elaine.

Right before Christmas, she asked me to make personalized wool felt stockings for both her and Elaine. Since I didn't have enough time to design something original, I purchased a fun pattern and then made a few changes to it. I used fewer stars than the pattern, and added cuffs, and their names. My niece was very happy with the results, and I hope Elaine is too! 

Here's a picture of both stockings.

Thanks for coming by. Be sure to leave a comment and enter today's giveaway:

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And here's the list of the participants for the entire hop, in case you missed visiting anyone:
Jan 20

Jan 23

Jan 24

Jan 25

28 comments:

  1. Your snowball mug rug is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. What fun projects! Your snowball mat is delightful.

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  3. Thanks for the topper pattern - I love it!

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  4. Your interpretation for the snow blog is spot on, and looks great. How wonderful to make the stockings for your niece and her new special buddy. Good for you. I am sure there were some pretty great treats in Elaine's stocking. Somebody will be spoiled. :)

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  5. What a pretty mug rug...thanks for sharing your pattern.

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  6. The mug rug very different! Love your stockings! Thank you, Susan

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  7. oh! i love Elaine and your neice for thinking of the stocking idea - they came out so nice.

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  8. Ohhhh, I love both projects, but I really love that snowball table mat.. What a fun project and a pattern for it to boot. Love it so much I'm definitely going to make one for myself. Thank you so much Elizabeth.

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  9. I love mug rugs because they work up so quick. And National Nonwovens Wool Felt is so nice to work with. Thanks for sharing a cute pattern.

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  10. I can babysit 'Elaine'!!!! Love the little mat and I love working with wool too--thanks for the pattern--neat stockings too--stars are always good!!
    enjoy the moments-di

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  11. Thanks for the pattern. I'll be making one soon!

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  12. I like working with wool felt. Very cute stockings and mug rug. Thanks!

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  13. The stockings are too cute. I suppose I need to make quilty ones for the grand-puppy and grand-kitty. The snowball mug rug is darling. I really want try my hand at wool felt. Thank you for sharing the pattern ... :-) Pat

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  14. Wonderful project. Thank you for links telling us the difference between felted wool and wool felt.

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  15. I haven't tried wool appliqué before, but it seems easy and really cozy! Cute snowballs--I just love snowflakes, too!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing

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  17. Your projects turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Love the snowball table mat, another nifty pattern for my felted wool! Thanks

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  19. Cute little mat--but I'm hoping that our snow is done for a while--lol!

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  20. The mug rug and wool Christmas stockings are charming. Thank you for sharing your projects.

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  21. I like the mug rug. And Elaine is a cutie!

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  22. I really like your mug rug. Thank you for sharing today.

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  23. The stockings are amazing. Thank you so much for the pattern for your mat. I really like where you've put it. That's a lovely table display.

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