Saturday, August 23, 2008

From Rags To Riches

This is what i started with for this project, strips of fabric cut and rolled up into a bunch of balls. They don`t look very promising do they? I never know which balls i will use untill the project has been started. Oh, see that trunk those balls are on? I picked that up at a garage sale years ago. The old man who was selling it was in his late 70`s, came from finland with his mother when he was a boy, and this is the trunk they brought with them. He had painted it white and was using it for a tool box in his garage. He wanted $2 for it, can you believe that?


I have obviously chosen beige as my starting point. I love beige, that helps. Hmmmm, my quilt seems to be hanging a bit lopsided, i will remedy that soon.

I also love forest green, and many other shades of green, i`m a green freak. As you can clearly see, my *model* is not so much into fashion, and, he really can`t crochet a lick, but i needed his big strong hands, and he was game. Notice the remote , always by his side. I have used two rows of forest green, and now am chasing it with beige again. Do you know what this is yet?


I thought this gold would be a nice addition, what do you think?


Wow, that went fast! I`m done already! it`s a heart shaped rug, i have been making these for years, I`ve sold quite a few also, infact, i am considering selling them at a local craft fair brfore Christmas, we`ll see. I also make oval and round ones too, those are alot of fun too, and you`d be surprised how fast they work up. If Addy sees this post, she is going to remind me that i did promise to send her the instructions......one day. So there you have it, my rug!


Maybe now my son in law Scott will believe i actually make these rugs and not buy them as he thought last Christmas. Scott, do you? huh do you?




10 comments:

Dana Jones said...

a very lovely rug indeed!

sulli said...

Dont let me forget Ive got a bunch of fabric for you and those rugs. That looks great. Except for the green and gold stuff I mean...lol!

de-ranged mom said...

I have always thought you made nice rugs. You should come here for the craft show you would make a lot of money

noble pig said...

Wow, in a million years I could never make these! How talented you are. I think they would sell well at a craft show.

Anonymous said...

shame on you sis, you promised me that pattern months ago,and,I'm still waiting... The heart rug you mad me is suffering from a rupture.. but I cherish it and keep stitching it up... your quilts and rugs are really a work of art.. ADDY

Anonymous said...

shame on you sis, you promised me that pattern months ago,and,I'm still waiting... The heart rug you mad me is suffering from a rupture.. but I cherish it and keep stitching it up... your quilts and rugs are really a work of art.. ADDY

Jettied said...

I have a few of them a heart one and a square one...I love them too!! i don't know how ya do it!! And you know that qult you made Mom for I think it was her Birthday???? I have a confession..She left it here on her trip to Alaska cause i was gonna send it to her...yea and well I never did and I hope she doesn't ask for it cause it'll be a fight...soooo maybe you could make her another one??? Yea.. than I'll never have to give this one up!!!!!!

Bec said...

I love those rugs to! I forwarded this blog to Scott so he can see, I sure did get mad at him when he didn't believe me that I didn't buy them at Target! Dad is the only guy I know that'll help you make rugs and stir your cookie dough!! You are suck a lucky girl!!

I`m Sassy, said...

These rugs are very easy, does NOT take alot of talent.......honest.

Noble Pig.....some can make rugs, some can make vineyards!

Addy, actually, it`s been a couple years i made my first promise...procrastination is my middle name.

Jettie, i am glad you are getting use out of that quilt....just don`t say ANYTHING to her and it`s yours!

and yeah, i am lucky cuz i HATE stiring cookie dough!

Thank you Dana and deranged!

Jettie said...

hahaha the bad part about that is she knows it's here and keeps mentioning it!!!