Hello Hoppie Friends,
I'm so happy to be participating in another wonderful Hop coordinated for your viewing pleasure by Carol from Just Let Me Quilt .
When I first signed up for this hop I made a note in my calendar for "The Jungle Hop" and from that point on Jungle ideas were all that I was tying to the projects I was considering. I pulled all of the fabric in my stash remotely related to jungles, duh.
I did have one solid plan and that was for an Easy Peasy drawstring Backpack using some of my fun kid fabric stash. My guild is currently working at making these bags for moms in a local womans shelter. Some of the fabric that was donated was for kids and that got us thinking that the kids would probably need some basics as badly as their moms.
Then last week we received our 2 weeks to go reminder about the "Born To Be Wild" hop
and I realized that all that jungle thinking was behind me. I am a lover of Clip Art and go there often for ideas . So I typed in Born to be Wild and got an interesting mix of ideas that I thought may or may not work.
Since I had a very busy schedule over the past couple of weeks I thought I might go with ideas for maybe pin cushions, mug rugs, placemats - you know the type of quickie things that are just plain ole fun to make on the fly.
I found 2 designs that I loved. One I thought would make a great pin cushion and one a very sweet mug rug that I would enjoy waking up to in the morning.
I started with the pin cushion while I was watching TV in the back ground. Well I didn't size it very well when I went to print in out onto my fabric and instead of stopping and starting over I just kept with it.
The first border was on before my brain realized that an 8 inch plus square may be just a tad large for a pin cushion. In for a penny, I decided to just add another border and call it a mug rug. By the time that was on it was dang near placemat size.
I really did want to make this design into a pin cushion so the next morning I started over and viola I got a pin cushion. The total pin cushion is just slightly smaller at 5 inches square, than the original print out.
Can't think of a sweeter way to start my day than with him at the table. He is so sweet that I want to share him with one of you. As you can see there are 2 of him. Make a note in your comment if you are interested in being in the drawing to win one of them and let me know which one, the light grey border or the dark grey border. He's little and lite weight so I will send him anywhere. Oh, and I have no idea how washable he may or may not be. I printed him out on my HP printer with HP ink and heavily heat pressed him onto the fabric.