embroidery, quilting

hot chocolate anyone?

We love hot chocolate around here.  Especially with marshmallows. 

I had sketched out this silly little drawing the other day and intended to hand embroider it.  However, no where around here carries an iron on transfer pen or pencil. 
So I decided to try some free motion embroidery.  You’ve probably seen it floating around here and there in blogland.  Of course Aneela’s girl on a swing is so super cute and she gives a tutorial on how she made hers, so definitely go check it out.  And here’s a flickr pool that’s dedicated to this creative combination. 
Of course my first instinct would be to try and turn it into a pillow, but I resisted (barely) and decided it could be a mini wall hanging or mug rug. 
I included little twill tape loops on the back for hanging, but who knows where it’ll end up – maybe a giveaway is in order?

78 thoughts on “hot chocolate anyone?

  1. Terriaw says:

    it’s really really adorable! I love the sketchy drawing and stitching. And I love the brown and blue colors – too cute!

  2. Absolutely LOVE this! I’ve been thinking about making some “mug rugs” for Christmas gifts, and the machine applique/embroidery would be a super-cute way to add a personal touch. I made Aneela’s girl on a tree swing mini quilt this summer and I just loved the process.

  3. Bethany says:

    Give it to ME!!! that’s highly adorable–totally perfect for a mug rug 🙂

  4. A Girl says:

    That is the cutest thing ever! Makes me want to make a mug of Hot Chocolate right now!

  5. Amy says:

    That is adorable! I love the little smoke curlies!

  6. Ana Luisa says:

    So sweet! I do wish I could quilt…my first attempt was a disaster. ugh. 😉

  7. So very cute!!! I have been drinking hot cocoa every morning in lieu of coffee – as my preggo belly simply refuses the coffee – still need something to get me up and going! Lol, very cute mug rug 🙂

  8. Hugely CUTE!!
    I think it would make a perfect mini hanging quilt.

  9. Ok That is so very cute! I just love the smiley face it seems so happy!

  10. Absolutely adorable!!! My kids love hot chocolate and this is the cutest mug rug I have ever seen. Love it. Love it.
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  11. Karin van D. says:

    It’s very cute. Love the colour combination, nice!

  12. love it! my family is full of cocoa lovers! i may have to make each of them one of these next year for Christmas 🙂

  13. alayne says:

    so sooooo cute!!! i love it! i really need to keep a list going of all the cool things you make that i want to try…

  14. KatieSmyth says:

    Super cute!! I would totally use it:) Do you know of any tutorials in blogland about sewing on the seam bias tape? I have a very difficult time visualizing it and would benefit from many pictures:) I love your crafts!!

  15. adorable!! love the smiley face!

  16. Kati says:

    So cute! I love the color combo too.

  17. Kerry says:

    So cute, those little marshmallows are perfect

  18. QuiltyGirl says:

    That is too cute for you to give away! Although I will certainly enter if you do. 🙂

    Love it!

  19. Emily says:

    ok, that is adorable! love it.

  20. Chris says:

    Darling. Isn’t it fun to try something new?

  21. That is just gorgeous! I love it!

  22. Jessica says:

    This is Adorable! I love it!


  23. Samantha says:

    so cute! I just love it 🙂

  24. Kristie says:

    I just love this! So very cute. The marshmallows are fantastic! I have been flloing around with a little applique art myself for the holidays, and am doing some by hand and some by machine…still working on my confidence in the free motion category! Now I am inspired to keep at it!

  25. Love this!!! Your free motion embroidery adds that special touch 🙂

  26. Oh give it to me! I adore it…and am in awe of your fabric matching ness. I don’t think I can do it.

  27. Rachel says:

    Oh Anna, that is the cutest thing. You just have the BEST ideas!

  28. brooke says:

    Wow that is so cute! Makes me want to break out the sewing machine and make one! Must.do.Christmas.knitting.first!!!!!

  29. Emily says:

    Cutest hot chocolate ever! Hang that pretty baby up so you can see it everyday. 🙂

  30. Tabitha says:

    OMG!! I’m going to check out the tutorials too! How incredibly cute!

  31. Oh my goodness, I love it! I have to try something like this. I looks amazing. Love the color combo, and that mug just makes me happy.

  32. ayumills says:

    Awww that is so cute and adorable!!!!

  33. Cindy says:

    Ohh, so cute Anna- I seriously think I should come visit you for a week:) – I could learn sooo much!! I am in the process of making the gingerbread men right now and they are turning out adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing!!:)

  34. eLBie says:

    That is so cute! Makes me want to snuggle on the sofa with my little girl and a mug of hot cocoa =)

  35. Tami B says:

    I LOVE IT!!! When my granddaughter Adella comes to visit, I make her hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. I’m going to have to make one for her mug!!! You’re amazing!!!

  36. So cute!! Would make a fabulous xmas gift!

  37. Anmiodzik says:

    mmmm… i like it!!!

  38. amy says:

    that is so adorable, I love the little face!!! 🙂

  39. Jess says:

    yes, please! i love the little marshmallows!! and such a cute tea cup.

  40. Celina says:

    I think this is the cutest mug rug ever. I hope to learn how to make these!!! ustrigirl@yahoo.com

  41. Betty says:

    It’s really fun. Would love to have one for each of us when we have our cappuccino treats! I have no idea how to do motion embroidery – must find out in a library book – something for a New Year’s resolution I think. Thanks for sharing. Betty

  42. Lee says:

    That is the cutest mug rug handup I have seen! You can hang it up and use it as a mug rug! I need to try some free motion embroidery!

  43. cilvee says:

    That is so cute! I love the little marshmallows!

  44. Jo says:

    Oh it is darling!

  45. Kathy H says:

    Your little quilt is so cute. It looks like one of the mug rugs everyone is making but just extra special. WOuld be great to use it for hot chocolate.

  46. Bry says:

    Seriously this is INSANELY CUTE!! Oh my goodness I would love to give this baby a good home!

  47. Vanessa says:

    now you’re making me want hot chocolate! that is really adorable. love the little face on the mug 🙂

  48. I think it looks like a wonderful mug rug…you could get inspired for the whole family!

  49. i’m cooking up some cocoa blocks and some homemade marshmallows tonight. your mug rug would be perfect.

  50. Oh Anna – this is just the cutest!! The color, the machine embroidery and everything! So so creative!

  51. I loooove the little marshmallows!

  52. Steph says:

    soooooo cute!!!!

  53. barneyn says:

    oh my! this is just too cute!!!

  54. Pascale says:

    How cute! And great colors too!

  55. Jessica says:

    So cute! I love fabric with writing on it too!

  56. Ingrid says:

    Just Beautiful!

    Greetings from Venezuela.

  57. Angela says:

    Anna, this is just too cute. Love your charming little drawing, and your fabric choices are excellent!!

  58. Desi says:

    I whole heartedly agree with you….a giveaway might be in order!! 😉 I would gladly take this darling piece of work off your tired little hands….:0
    Very, very cute!!!!

  59. toots2u says:

    so cute! Good job!

  60. Superjaxster says:

    Its so cute I want to die!! 🙂 I think I stole that from Despicable Me…but oh well…I mean it!

  61. Amanda says:

    Love, Love, Love this!!!! I’ll take it… Pick me, pick me!!!

  62. Jane says:

    oh my word that is adorable! thank you so much for sharing!

  63. That is just super cute!

  64. Jacqueline says:

    Dearest Anna, i stumble upon your lovely space here and im loving it! So gald i came by to visit! This is sooo adoroable and inspiring! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!


  65. Mary says:

    Ack, this is SO adorable! Love it as a mug rug!!!

  66. Jeni says:

    I never would have guessed that’s the first time you free-motioned! It looks awesome! I love that the marshmallows are text fabric, adorable! 🙂

  67. Krista says:

    So super cute! I love that little smiley face on the mug. He looks pleased to be all filled up and cozy. Your stitching is perfect.

  68. V and Co. says:

    oh.my.gosh…you know you have to make me one now. that is too cute for words!

  69. Katie says:

    This is really so sweet. Beautiful work.

  70. jayayceeblog says:

    Absolutely adorable. And what would be wrong with a pillow? Or a potholder! So cute!!!

  71. I think you did a perfect job on this!!! My 4-year old just said how cute it was!! Maybe I will be the winner and she can hang it on our tree!! heehee

  72. Kristen says:

    How cute! We are cocoa drinkers in this house. We are always up for new kinds, we’ve tried it with peanut butter, cherries, and my favorite coconut syrup.

  73. annette says:

    Way cute “mug rug”. My grandchildren simply LOVE hot chocolate, and I can see them fighting over using this rug. Guess I will have to make a few more for the others.
    Happy holidays and thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  74. too cute! You can find the transfer pencils online if nothing else. but, I was able to find one at Walmart, and one at Joann’s, and several at sew and vac stores (you know stores that sell sewing machines and vaccumes).

    Look online at first though that way you know what you are looking for. The people at the stores never know what you are talking about, with exception of the ladies at the sew and vac store!

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