Thursday, May 30

Say it with Flowers Blog Hop Day 5

Today is Day 5 of the Say it with Flowers Blog Hop and I am up!

I had grand plans but ran into some technical difficulties.  The flower part of my project worked out but not the item I was going to attach it to so I improvised.

This is a simple little mug rug for my daughter to set her drink on at her desk.  If you follow my blog you know that every project I have made for the last four blog hops has been an item for her room in the hot pink and black color scheme. 

The mug rug is an in the hoop design from GG Deisgns in Australia-- Love her stuff. It's hard to tell in the picture but it's quilted in a diamond pattern.    The flowers are sewn in the hoop also.  The design is from Reen Wilcox at Embroidery Garden-- Love her stuff too!

 
What makes the flowers crinkly is this stuff called Texture Magic that you sandwich in between the layers of fabric and batting and then steam with an iron.  It shrinks the fabric by 30% in all directions.  I love the way it looks.  I got lucky and found the stuff at my local quilt store the Quilt Asylum. 

I had never heard of Texture Magic until Reen postedon her Embroidery Garden Facebook page.    Now I want to buy the stuff buy the bolt, here is what the package looks like. 

 
I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop.  BTW:   I am hosting a Patriotic Sewing Swap... scroll down to read more about it.  Please visit these other ladies too!











55 comments:

  1. CUTE Flower! What a great idea to use the texture magic. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Lovely flower mug rug! Texture Magic is sew much fun to use. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Thank you for sharing your lovely project. Appreciate the tip about the Texture stuff too. :O)

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  4. Lovely flower! I have never used texture magic though I have seen it in a shop somewhere near me. I never felt inspired to use it ... until now ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  5. Very cute mug rug. Love that flower.

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  6. Such a pretty flower! I've never heard of 'texture magic' before - it sounds fun!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Your daughter 's mug rug is fantastic!

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  8. The flower is the perfect accent to that mug rug. I love the colors, too. Some of my favorites! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Such a sweet mug rug, and I adore that flower!

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  10. Lovely project. Texture Magic is a neat product to use for some things!

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  11. Love the flower and the mug rug, but the burp cloth and bib set too :>)
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  12. such a pretty mat...yep like it a lot

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  13. Just wonderful....love your project! I have some texture magic...you inspire me to use it!!!

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  14. your flower mug rug is so cute. Thanks for sharing

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  15. I like the textured flowers a lot, I've never heard of Texture Magic...must try !

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  16. What a sweet flower, I am intrigued by the texture magic...may have to look for some :)

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  17. I love the look of that flower on the mat...too cute! I've used Texture Magic once, but now you have me wanting to run use it again. Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

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  18. The flower is so cute. I will have to look into making them. My granddaughters are learning to sew and would love these. Great mug rug for your daughter!

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  19. Pretty flowers. Your daughter is a lucky girl.

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  20. It may be simple but i love it.
    Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  21. Your flower is gorgeous. I love the way you made it look and thank you for the info as to how you did it. I am going to order some of that for my next flower quit.

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  22. Wow! I have never heard of this product but how cool are the results from working with it.

    Some times our visions don't quite work out but you improvised well. The blog theme is perfect for your blog name!

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  23. I really love your mug rug improvisation. Very nice!

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  24. Pretty mug rug and I am glad you told how you made the flower. I have seen that texture magic and wondered what it would do when used with some fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. What a pretty mug rug! The colors are great! Her room will be gorgeous when you finish!

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  26. Great projects!!!!
    I am a lover of mug rugs:)

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  27. I saw texture magic on an episode of Fons and Porter-so cool! Love your mug rug and all of your other flower projects. Thanks for sharing them. vickise at gmail dot com

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  28. Cute flower, create decorating idea

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  29. Wow, the texture magic stuff looks awesome, Love the color you have picked out for your daughters room, my daughter would approve.

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  30. What a pretty mug rug! Very interesting technique.
    Well done.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  31. Love how cute your little crinkly flower is!

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  32. Very cute! If your daughter doesn't like it you could send it to me:) lol...

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  33. So perfect. My daughters would love it too. Good job.

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  34. Love Reen's patterns also! this mug rug is wonderful!

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  35. Love your mug rug, thanks for telling us about Texture Magic. I will have to try it, very creative.

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  36. Did you eliminate the faceted diamond which has a die cutter?

    What type?

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  37. Really cute! I haven't used texture magic yet, but sure see lots of uses for it. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Sweet little bloom. Thanks for the info on texture magic.

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  39. I love that beautiful flowery mug rug!

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  40. Super sweet flowery mug rug! Thanks for sharing.

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