I've been pretty haphazard with my time in the sewing room the last week or so, despite the amount of time I've been spending there. I keep starting projects, and stopping midway. I've got a lot of balls in the air at once at the moment. I took a few moments today to jot down what exactly is in progress and what's in the pipeline or on my sewing desk. I'm making a boatload of gifts these next few months for various holidays and occasions.
Today, I was focused on Boss's Day, since it's the soonest. My husband has three bosses, so that means three gifts. In past years, I've just baked for them, but it seems everyone is dieting so baking is not an option. The next logical option? Mug rugs!
This is my personal favorite so far, still to be bound!
A more manly mug rug...working on binding now
So, I took some random scraps from other projects and put these little bad boys together. I really liked being creative and not following a set pattern. I haven't done that much in the ten months in which I've been sewing. I'd forgotten how much fun being creative can be. I'm really digging these. I am definitely making some more, I want one for me!
The first finished product?
Mental note: always make sure to use my walking foot for binding. The first side I stitched on, I forgot about that cardinal rule and cursed myself for it, but fortunately, there's no way you could tell. I really love how this one turned out!
Ooooh, pretty. Must. Give. As. Gift. Must. Not. Keep. Mental note: make another one for me!
And I've got another project on my sewing desk, too, that's starting to come together: patchwork napkins. I'm just making some random scraps into some nice napkins, since I'm going to be hosting our family Thanksgiving festivities this year.
I've even worked in some of my current favorite fabric, Moda's Bliss!
I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesday over at QuiltStory - make sure to check them out, I find some great inspiration there!