I have been busy, but I don't have much to show here. It has been very warm here down under. I prefer cooler weather. I have been making some Christmas gifts. I know it's almost Christmas and I should have posted them off to my overseas friends by now. My friends are very forgiving and they know handmade gifts take longer to make (wink!). I have been making these mug rugs, as Madam Samm calls hers, but because I live in Australia I will call mine Mug Mate. Hope you like it!
My first mug mate has to be in blue and white using the T block made from vintage Japanese fabric and some print leftover from my dress. I hand quilted this one because it's easier for me than machine quilting. My blue and white mug came from an Oxfam charity shop. They came in a box of 4 mugs in different patterns.
Another one in pink and chocolate brown. I first found this cute mug and I thought I had chocolate prints fabric, but I couldn't find it anywhere, so I ended up using a scrap of brown fabric I got in my stash. It doesn't look too bad uh?
Oh yes, I did put my Christmas tree up too. You can see many heart ornaments on it. I have more of them, but they are at the exhibition until Dec. 12th. At the moment the tree looks a bit bare. How is everyone's Christmas preparation going? I still can't get used to having Christmas in the sumer even though I have been here 8 years this time and 5 years the time before that. I must say my Christmas dream is white Christmas, and I have only had that once! So if you are covered in snow at Christmas just think that Nat would love to be there with you hehe!