23 July 2019

First attempt to re-furbish

What, you may ask!!! There again you may not and probably won't be the least interested anyway!!!  I refuse to throw things into landfill or recycling until I simply HAVE to so this has become a new challenge.

The top picture shows one of my two 'travel' mugs. I've had this guy for some years now and use it a LOT. I 'charge' it with coffee and creamer and take it (or it's distant cousin) with me to the library twice a week as they provide hot water and I can then have a cup of coffee when we're teaching. 

This poor soul is looking a bit jaded now and you can see that the slide on/off heat resistant part is beginning to crack up. So I wondered if I could make a new one to slide on and off when I wash the mug. 

This is a first attempt with fabric that was at the top of the pile and NOT a good match or anything!!! The 'pattern' for it was made up as I went along (there is a shape to the mug!) - as you do!!! Between the inside and outside fabric there is some wadding stuff that quilters use. It works but I'm not that happy with it and am wondering if it's cause the fabric 'doesn't go' with the mug or what. I've got another idea that's lodged in with BC3 so will play with that too!!!

More sometime in the future!!!


Maureen said...

You could always knit a mug cosy! I usually have to ask for a double mug because the cardboard gets so hot, so your idea of a quilted piece is a good one. You should add some tatting though!

Jane Eborall said...

I actually started crocheting one the other day, Maureen, but then got sidetracked!!!!

Bev said...

Bravo! Every little bit helps, and I bet the coffee tastes better too!

God's Kid said...

Looks like you did a good job even if it doesn't match!! :)

Bernice said...

Nice cozy but shouldn't it have some tatting on it so we know it is your?

Jane Eborall said...

We’ll see, Bev!!!
It’s the new ‘thing’, God’s Kid, it’s cool NOT to have things matching!! That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!!!
Ha, Ha, Bernice!!! Like that idea.

Anonymous said...

I kind of like it, ESPECIALLY because it doesn't match. It looks bright and cheerful. Something that looks THAT happy just HAS to make the coffee taste better!

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