Since the beginning of the year I've joined three swaps. The first was for potholders. I feel bad because I don't think my partner liked what I made very much but I guess it didn't bother me too much because I wound up signing up for a second round. This time it was for potholders (they had to be anything but square) and/or a grocery bag. I did both. Pictures here. Here is what I received from my partner, Liz of Living my Sweet life!
A cute bag, two potholders made with adorable kitchen fabric, a keychain, little notebook, and a bookmark!
That brings me to my next swap!!! Mug Rugs
When I say that I've never made a mug rug, or even seen one in person I am not kidding. But I signed up anyway! :) I haven't mailed my package out to my partner yet but here is the mug rug I made for her.
Here is the front. She gave me a few different color choices to pick from. One was orange, white, and aqua. I am praying that my aqua and her aqua are the same!! She also said she likes owls.
This is the back. It seems that a lot of the ladies on the mug rug flickr group do something on the back rather than leaving it plain so this is what I came up with. Since the quilting wouldn't work for both sides I did each side separately using fusible fleece then lined up the border and hand stitched them together before putting the binding on. I sure hope she likes it!