Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Hello all..... I've managed to get a little hooking finished on my colonial motif rug...It's been hard for me to sit too long and keep moving over the frame here and there...I have a disc that likes to bulge every now and then...now is when it liked to bulge....lol....it comes and goes, so I'm just waiting it out....but here are 2 pics of my rug progress...One is brighter than the other...hard to get good lighting ..
Monday, January 28, 2013
Hi and hope you are having a Good Monday so far !! I was busy this weekend with a few projects... One is a hooked rug...I am using a pattern from last year that was part of a Spring Doodle Booklet. It wasn't really designed with rug hooking in mind, so I re-drew it, spacing the elements further apart, and enlarging some things a little..I enlarged the whole pattern to 500% , and it ends up being about 18" x 20" ..not tooo big for me...so I did start it ... Only got a tiny bit started...but now I am going to need to tone down some of my reds to really mute them and make them more of a cinnamon color,to more closely match the color in the pattern I colored in on the computer...the pic is dark, I was trying to get it to not look too bright, but not sure there was really enough lighting...hmmm...here it is :
Friday, January 25, 2013
After uesterdays post, I realized I hadn't posted a freebie doodle in a very long time.. I draw up a Freebie doodle for the Primitive Handmades Mercantile Newsletter every month, but not everyone is signed up to subscribe to the newsletter....But, if you want to sign up for the newsletter just go to Primitive Handmades Mercantile and click on the sign up area on the right hand side of the Home page... I've been lax and haven't offered one through my blog here, so here it is..It's more intended for Spring rather than Easter...but I hope you like it and can use it...if you do make something using the freebie, email me and send the picture and the link to it on Ebay, Etsy , your website or selling group and I will feature you here on my blog !! ~~~Mr. Garden Rabbit~~~
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Here is another beautiful finish from my Fraktur angel Valentine doodle....this one was punched by Laura of Apple Berry Cottage I love her work !
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Primitive Handmades Mercantile Update tonight...Don't forget to stop by and take a peek at all the new items by all of the talented ladies... Speaking of talented ladies...Julie Butler of Plumrun Creek was one of the gals who agreed to hook my fraktur angel valentine doodle... Look at what a super job she did !! And let me tell you, she can pump out the rugs...she is Fast and Good !!! PHM tonight at Midnight... Have a great day !! Robin
Friday, January 11, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
I've finished up my new design for Valentine's Day...and I haven't decided what to do with it yet...I am going to print it out and begin to hook it, BUT...I would love a few people , who are interested, to have the design, and sticking as close as possible to the colors I chose, hook it up for me, and possibly use a picture of the finished rug as the model for the cover of the pattern .... Are any of you interested ?? I will take the first 3 people who respond that they would like to do it .....OH...I will make sure and put on the pattern cover who the rug was hooked by and their Ebay ID or wherever they sell their wares also, so this will give you a little plug too !!!
Now...remember when I posted about the boo boos I was getting from the sharp little tines on my hooking frame ?..so many sweet and very sensible suggestions ...I was all set to cut the toes out of a sock and wear it on my arm.....( I don't wear long sleeves much, because I still get hot flashes alot...fun ). Then a sweet lady , Myra, emailed me and wanted to send me a frame cover made by a place in Kentucky called Breezy Ridge Rugs ....I suggested a trade for some of my patterns....
let me tell you...my humble little doodles, cannot even begin to compare in value to this gift...It is amazing !! It is made of super thick off white flannel, and is so easy to adjust with the stretchy strings wnd special lock thingys ( lol ) it works so nice !! And the packaging and little card that was sent was so cute too !!! Thank you so much Myra !!
Now that my church rug is finished, I decided to finish this poor rug that was on my frame all through the move here and sat on it till I started the church rug...It was a challenge design from AAPG group, and this was all I completed, before things got crazy....
so, I am going to try to finish very quickly, before I start my Valentine's Day Rug...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hope you all have a fun, joyful weekend, and I hope to hear from a few of you about hooking up a possible model for the pattern cover....I .don't want to hurt anyone's feelings if I don't choose your rug for the cover, but my decision will most likely be based on which one the colors strike my fancy most...Ok, we are all big girls, so I hope folks would understand...
Thursday, January 3, 2013
I am so happy to say I've completed the hooking on my rug...Looking at the pic of it, I say I should have steamed and maybe stretched it here or there...It looks more like a footbal than an oval...???
I have a new design drawn up for a new rug, possibly a pattern , with a Valentine's Day theme....No peeking yet...lol
I decided to change out my Christmas message on my chalkboard today...Just a little doodling around....
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Happy New Year folks......
OK....First off...look at that really cute finish , created by Roberta of Cottonwood Lane . What a sweet wool appliqued pillow, using the freebie design from the December PHM Newsletter.... Love it Roberta....
Made some progress on my Church rug....it has a little more color in it now...I'm liking it, but you know how we all are....not real sure about some of the colors and how they look in relation to each other...the greens didn't marry well...I need classes in color planning, and more experience in actual overdyeing to get better shades of the same colors that work better together.... It's coming along though, and I must say, I am really enjoying hooking...It's been so fun ! I forgot how satisfying it is, to pull the wool through the linen and see a rug start to take shape....
Here is my progress :
And lastly...I need your help...Who makes those cool covers for the edges of the hooking frame ???
My arm is getting so scratched up...it really burns when I do dishes and the soapy water runs down my arm...owwwy ...lol
So if you make and sell them, or you know a good source to acquire one, I would appreciate someone pointing me in the right direction ...Thanks a bunch !!
Here is a pic of my scratched up chubby arm: