Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The inspector

Duke has a very important job. He takes his duties quite seriously.
He has graciously volunteered to be my quality inspector. I told him that it wasn't necessary for him to work so hard but he insisted.
He checks each piece to make sure that I haven't messed anything up.

I'm up to four sets of my mug rugs.
I'm not real crazy about the way the blue ones turned out.
Duke checked them over though and he said that even though I didn't like them they passed his inspection.
Eventually these will all become gifts for family and friends and maybe even be included in a future giveaway.

37 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

They need a Inspected by Duke label or sticker on them.

Tanyia said...

I was thinking I really liked the blue :) You should totally open an Etsy shop for mug rugs!!!

Ginny said...

Why don't you like the blue ones? I think I like them better than the pink! I hope you are paying Duke for this!

Laura said...

oh these are adorable!!!!

BeadedTail said...

Those are so cute and love the tags on them! Duke is an excellent inspector!

Anny said...

The inspector inspecting.. hehehe... cute lil fella! Did momma did a big rug for you Duke?

ManOverBoard.com said...

I never seen Duke work so hard. He is due for a good nap and a belly rub mom. :-)

Kloggers/Polly said...

What lovely neat 'mug rugs' .... do you know that these reminded me of the rafia versions that we used to make at Infant School - all brightly coloured - I remember them as being very neat (perhaps that they appeared that way over many many years). They say that time plays tricks ... I do hope my little woven circles were neat though!

Lin said...

Yeah, Inspector Duke!! I think you should include a tag that reads "Inspected by Duke"! That would be very cute.

Erika said...

Well, I agree with Duke! And although the creamy ones would fit in better with my decor I actually really like the blue ones.

Grace said...

I rather like the blue ones best...

marie said...

If these have passed Duke's inspection then they have to be good! I like the blue ones too by the way!

I think Tanyia's idea of an Etsy store is an excellent one and on every package you could include "inspected by Duke" as LIn suggested!!

Sharkbytes said...

I think he found the good ones- they are beautiful!

Jean said...

LOL! We all need a "Duke" to inspect our work.:)

tahtimbo said...

Those are really nice mug rugs. I'm glad that Duke gave them his "Paw of Approval".

allotments4you said...

Hi Ann...these are great...I have been wanting to make some little doilies but haven't been able to find a pattern ....do you have a pattern that you could let me have a go at?? I would be very grateful. xx

FishHawk said...

Are you going to put a sticker on them that says, "Approved By Inspector K-9?" Oh yeah, I've still got it!

Pat said...

Well done Duke. Hope you got paid well for all your hard work, with a biscuit or two! xx

Josep said...

He's the loveliest inspector I've ever seen — and he has good taste!

Russ aka Grampy said...

Duke is doing a good job as usual.He must be worn out at the end of the day. Just saying he has all those responsibilities and all.I think all your Mug Rugs look great.

Audrey said...

Those are darling! What's wrong with the blue ones? I think they are very pretty!
Duke is a wonderful inspector :)

Catherine said...

Duke is one very cute, smart and helpful pup! :)
xo Catherine

Helen said...

These are so cute! It would make a great gift. The blue one is pretty if you don't like the white spot take a blue marker and color the spot. I think it is fine the way it is.

Karen said...

I love the blue ones! They are all so pretty. Can I be on your Christmas gift list?

Sandra said...

i can't decide which is the best looking, the mug rugs or the inspector. i am leaning towards the inspector, so give him and extra hug from me. i do really really like the mug rugs and their names.

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Westies are the best inspectors ... and the only pay they'll accept is treats.

Come over and visit my blog - www.westiejulep.blogspot.com ...

Duni said...

I love them. They are so cute. Love the name that you gave them too!
As Tanyia said - don't you want to sell them on Etsy?

Donna said...

I really like these!!! Especially the rose and cream ones!!!
Beautiful!!
Love the Duke!
hughugs

June Zach (Fledgling Blogger) said...

What an inspector! :)
For giveaways is a perfect idea! :D

Jille said...

I'm so glad that tey passed Duke's inspection - they look gorgeous!
Jille x

Tammy said...

Duke did a great job. They all look really nice. Love the mug rug tags too.

Ann said...

out on the prairie :) I like that

Tanyia, I just wish it was a more subtle transition between colors

Ginny I wished that the transition between colors wasn't quite so sharp.

Laura thanks

beaded tail yes he is. I thought the tags were a nice touch

Anny not yet but I think I should

man overboard definitely, he's one hard working pup

kloggers raffia ones would be ice. I bet yours were very neat :)

Lin excellent idea

erika I think the blue ones could grow on me :)

Grace, blue has always been my favorite but I didn't care for the way the colors changed, i was hoping for more of a fade in fade out kind of thing :)

marie I've considered the etsy store but I just can't focus on one thing all the time so I just never go for it

sharkbytes duke has a nose for that :) and thank you

Jean I just hope he doesn't start getting bossier than he already is

tahtimbo I'm just glad he didn't STAMP them with his paw of approval...lol

allotments4you I've tried doilies I can't work with the finer threads for some reason. I get most of my patterns on line I'll see if I can find you some

fishhawk LOL that is perfect. Yes you still got it...lol

Pat he got paid overtime :)

russ he did seem to nap extra long the next day

audrey well the blue ones were ok, I guess I just thought there was too much of one color and it switched too quickly to the next when it changed (does that even make sense...lol)

catherine he sure is :)

helen ah I'll leave the white spot I'll be giving them away any way...lol

karen lol sure why not :)

sandra but of course the inspector is better looking :)

katie juelp and derby's mom they are excellent inspectors and very affordable as well. I'll be over later to visit

duni I just think that Etsy is probably too big of a venture for me at this time

donna those were my favorite too

junezach there may be one coming up real soon

jille thank you and I was happy Duke gave them a paws up also :)

Ann said...

Tammy, thanks. I thought the tags finished them off well

Miawa said...

You go Duke! keep inspecting though I doubt you will find any flaws in mommy's work.

Ann said...

Miawa, he will if he knows what he's looking for...lol

DSS said...

Well, I think they are cute as pie..and quite a clever idea! AND...if Duke says they pass inspection then I'm sure that even the blue set is perfect!

Ann said...

DSS, since Duke gave them the paws up I figured they had to be ok

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