Sometimes you just totally enjoy what you're designing. Such was the case with my "Snug As A Bug In A Rug Mug Rugs" penny rug mug rugs that I re-designed to compliment my "It's Raining Baby Showers" coffee mugs at http://www.zazzle.com/rainingbabyshowers/mug.
I had been wanting to create some wool felt items for my "It's Raining Baby Showers" baby shower decorations line and thought that mug rugs with little baby heads in blanket buntings and umbrellas with raindrops would be cute.
"Snug As A Bug In A Rug Mug Rugs" is a pattern to create a 4 1/4" by 8" girls mug rug and a 4 1/4" by 8" boys mug rug. The mug rugs are made from two pieces of wool felt (pink for the girls and blue for the boys) which are blanket stitched around all the edges. The umbrella's, raindrops, and rattle are embroidered. The babies have embroidered and blushed cheek faces, yarn for hair, warm and natural for the bunting blanket and a floss ribbon tie in a bow to secure the blanket bunting.
The pattern includes color diagrams showing the step-by-step process from start to finish and includes directions for embroidering the basic blanket stitch.
For more information on my handmade Snug As A Bug In A Rug Embroidered and Embellished mug rug set please CLICK HERE.