My mom had a birthday yesterday. So I went to Target and bought one of these.
I had big plans for it. Instead of sliding a photo into the mug, I was going to make a mini-quilt, if you will, and slide it in. Brilliant! In my mind this was going to be so cool. So I perused my fabric. I selected a killer combination. I did a little measuring, a little cutting, a little sewing. I ended up with this.
I was quite pleased with myself. With eager anticipation, I snipped off the last thread and went to slide my masterpiece into the mug. Not going to happen!!
Fabric + Interfacing=Too thick.
Oh. Yes. A snit was in order... I roared my terrible roar and rolled my terrible eyes. I gnashed my terrible teeth and showed my terrible claws. There was even some snatching of hair. Until finally I said, "Be still." (Any WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE fans out there? I haven't seen the movie, but I love the book. It was a staple on the bookshelf in my classroom and in my girls' room.)
"Be a problem solver, not a problem maker," I told myself. I thought, and I thought, and I thought. I had to settle for the next best thing. I made a trip to Kinko's to make a colored copy of my masterpiece.
Not exactly what I had in mind, but it would have to do. I carefully cut out the counterfeit and slid it in the mug. As I said before, not quite my vision but what's a girl to do? I'm pretty sure my mom will still love it. Happy Birthday to the best mom on the planet...
Now what am I going to do with my mini-quilt masterpiece? It's the perfect shape for a small apron. Perhaps the the cat would like one? I'll be sure to post a picture if that's what I decide to do. LOL!