Sunday, January 2, 2011

Snack mat :: take one

Okay, so. I've been really into making these little snack mats. I've been seeing "mug rugs" popping up all over the place but we often have snacks and beverages that don't involve mugs of any kind so these were quickly dubbed "snack mats" in our house and the name has stuck.

This one is some patchwork of special little fabric bits and I smile whenever I see it.

The back is map of Paris print. I'm so glad the Eiffel Tower placement worked out so nicely! And I added one of my stamped tags with my first initial.

I love the idea of the black gingham binding but the print isn't square on the fabric and the result is a bit of an optical illusion. When I look at the snack mat straight on it looks really uneven and wonky because of how the gingham squares don't line up nicely. It was bugging me so much I actually had to get out a ruler to confirm for myself that I really DID square up the mat before binding it.

It still works great when I need a place to set my coffee.

And since the binding bugs me so much, I think I'll just have to make another one.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! You have some super cool fabrics in your stash.... the gingham doesn't bother me.


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