Happy New Year.
I hope you all enjoyed Christmas and the New Year - it's really nice to have some time off work and relax with friends and family - but it does seem to pass so quickly, and now back to work!
To start the year I thought I'd make something really easy - which could even be the beginning of Christmas presents - now that's organisation! ( don't worry it won't last for long!!)
I've made these using the Big Shot and the 2" finished square Bigz die, http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657607/sizzix-bigz-die-square-2-finished-2-1-2-unfinished
cutting 4 squares of fabric 1 and 6 squares of fabric 2, and 5 squares of wadding, for each mug warmer.
For the top one I layered the wadding between 2 layers of fabric and then zig-zag stitched using die round the raw edges.
For the second warmer I cut 1" binding strips - using 1" strip die http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657632/sizzix-bigz-xl-25-die-strips-1-wide
to create bindings for each square.
Now this is really useful for me as I'm always making a drink and then go to do something before I've finished it and come to it when it's cold! With my mug warmer that may not happen quite so often.
I might even make a set using Christmas fabric ready for next year - but then again I'm sure there is something else I should be making first ( and that's apart from my resolution to sort and move my sewing room - no I haven't started it yet but I'll let you know how it progresses)
So that's all for now - I'm going to put my feet up for a few minutes with a nice cup of tea and test out the mug warmers.