Monday, February 21, 2011

Sophie and Izzy

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It's rare that we've managed to get a photo of our dogs both looking at the camera. My daughter recently took this one after snapping a lot of shots. The afghan in the background is one of my favorite patterns. Its hooked in the round and each round is different so it never get boring.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wool Heart Mat

This little mat was made from recycled wool - both sweaters and shirting - that I felted to make a sturdy fabric. The pattern I used was from Create and Decorate I think - I just had the template around. Its all hand stitched using primitive cross stitch, blanket and running stitch with dmc floss.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Wooly Heart

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This little heart is made of thrifted sweaters that I felted. I saw the wonderful tutorial at Prairie's Edge Primitives and instantly knew I needed to make it right now! I changed things a bit - I didn't stuff it nor put the cross stitches on it. It looks really cute dressing up the china hutch. This little project was very fun and quick for instant gratification.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Crocheted Ripple Afghan

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This is my current wip. I'm only using my scrap yarns and not making much of a dent! I have about 12 inches more to crochet. I am using attic24's pattern - a nice soft ripple. It's at

Wool Cupcake Pincushion

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Last night I made up this cupcake pincushion. Its a very fast little project. I've taken out Betz White's Warm Fuzzies from the library a couple of times and finally made something from it. It's a great book with loads of ideas and easy instructions. She has a great blog too ~

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My first hooked rug

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I finished this rug a couple of weeks ago although I started it in April 2009. I took a class and I had told the teacher I wanted a "folk art cat" and this is what she drew up. I had hooked it all within 6 mos of the class and I just needed to do the binding and procrastination set it. The binding was actually much easier than I thought it would be. I think it came out pretty good for my first one - the hooking is a bit too tight. My next rug will be another cat - more primitive, drawn by me and the wool strips will be much wider. Here is my inspiration:
My beloved kitty Oliver

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My daughters and I

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