Wednesday 31 January 2018

Valentine Day Connection

English Rose Mug Rug
February is the month of love which is great fun.  

However, there are many people who do not have a romantic connection, such as single parents, newly divorced, widowed or separated or those who choose a life on their own.
Heart Sidebar from my One Block Book

This year, I am suggesting we connect with somebody new by giving a handmade gift to a colleague, relative or neighbour who might not otherwise receive a Valentine treat.  Giving a mug rug is such a great way of doing this.

Ladybird Mug Rug

I have many great designs which are perfect for gifting on Valentine’s Day - not all of them include hearts - such as:

Half-Hearted Mug Rug

Hexden Mug Rug

Use my Mug Rug Alphabet 

Heart Banner Mug Rug

Valentine Heart Mug Rug

Tea and Cake Mug Rug

All individual mug rug patterns are just $2.50 each - check out the Patchsmith's Etsy pattern store for more ideas.

However, if pennies are in short supply then how about making a small bookmark.  The pattern is a free download, is very quick and easy and you can find it by clicking on the photo below. 
Country Hearts Bookmark FREE Pattern

So join with me today and make a gift of love for somebody who may need some love in their lives right now.  You can always give the gift anonymously by leaving it on a workfriend’s desk or posting it through their door with a little note.


  1. All beautiful patterns Amanda! I must look some out to make! Hugs Christine x

  2. Wow what a great idea. I am going to make a couple and pass them on. I also am passing on your email to my quilting friends. Your sew sweet.
    Pam from Canada