I finally finished my second mug rug, after waiting so long for a chance to do the binding. It turned out super cute. Unfortunately the strip on the left side of the hippo disappeared under the binding. Next time I have to be careful pieces don't get lost at the edge.
I didn't have too much time for crafting this weekend because I've launched into the huge task of painting my new house, which is white, so white. I figured I'd start easy with a small bathroom. Right. The problem with small rooms is there are lots of corners and nooks and crannies, and little room to manoeuvre in. The bigger challenge with this room is getting an even colour. I chose a very dark cranberry - inspired by a decorated room I saw in an Icelandic museum - on a base of very light, not so great paint. This is the second coat. I'm hoping the third one will do the trick.
I have to say, this colour a bit of a shock. My old house was all painted with rich colours, but my new one is a blank slate. Soon that will be remedied. Now that I have a splash of colour, I want to get the whole house painted! Next I'm going to do my bedroom a very delicate, but still bright purple.