Saturday, January 17, 2015

Quiltsy Team Great Finds: 1-17-15

Winter is here, but where is the snow?  I know many don't like snow, but I love long as I can stay in the house and watch it fall with a nice big mug of hot chocolate.  I like hibernating - and not having to go out means I get to work on stuff around the house and SEW! 

The Quiltsy Team is in the midst of a fun team event - a mug rug swap.  Those participating get paired with another and each makes a mug rug to send to the other.  No pictures are exchanged so it is a surprise package!  If you're not familiar with "mug rug" it is like a large coaster, but smaller than a placemat.  It typically it can fit a mug and a small dish for a snack.  Mug rugs are inexpensive ways to add something fun to your decor.  Since this is going on, I decided to feature some mug rugs available from some Quiltsy Team members.

Please click on the SHOP NAME to see the featured item, but also all the wonderful items these talented Quiltsy Team Members make! 

Wayne from Quiltin WaYne out of Greenacres City, FL: Who has a HOT CHOCOLATE mug rug with a fantastic looking hot chocolate :-)

Dede from Pepper's Attic out of Desert Hot Springs, CA:  Who I consider the "Mug Rug Queen" becuase she makes so many beauties!

Barb from Down Home Designs out of Ohatchee, AL:


Pamela from Pamela Quilts out of Coos Bay, OR:

Cheers!! - - Jennifer

My mother and I make up the Olive Street Studio design and sewing team.  I cannot remember my mom NOT sewing or quilting.  Since 2003, we've made chenille and cotton baby quilts, baby gift sets, little girls dresses and skirts.  In 2013, we expanded into Home Decor quilts and after getting requests for even bigger quilts, we're working on larger quilts too.  Then, with extra time, because we all have extra time, ha ha, we also make reversible tote bags, smaller handbags, and zipper pouches.  I joined the Quiltsy Team on Etsy in 2010.  

Etsy Shop: Olive Street Studio
Website: Olive Street Studio
Blog: Olive Street Studio on Blogger


donna @ djw quilts said...

Sew cool mug rugs...nice job "Quiltsy" team!

Dede Coulter said...

Mug rugs are so much fun to collect ~ Quiltsy Team Members make lots of pretty & interesting ones to go with any occasion or mood. Mug Rugs make great gifts, too!

Sally said...

Pretty collection and a great Quiltsy Team!

teachpany said...

So much fun! I think mug rugs are just a cute treat, and we need more than one! These are some great ones.

Stephanie Hateley said...

Great idea for the blog! I can't wait to get my mug rug and love making them. Quick and fun. those are some great examples

Lindsay Crosby said...

Such Wonderful and Unique mug rugs! They make a great gift, especially as part of a coffee gift basket or paired with a cute mug filled with chocolate. Endless possibilities!

OliveStreetStudio said...

Lindsay....I totally agree!

Christine Smith said...

Such a fun collection of mug rugs. Shows off the talents of such a great team.