Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hula Hoop Floor Rug

I recently stumbled upon a great project on Spoonful .  It was the Hula Hoop Floor Rug and looked like a great project for kids to do.  My little Miss 12 rose to the challenge and before long she was weaving her little heart out and creating a gorgeous colourful rug for her room.
After reading alot of comments and feedback from this project on the tutorial, my advice would be . Do not weave too tightly.  If you do this the end result will have curled up edges and it will look more like a large bowl than a flat rug.

I also expected that it would produce a larger rug than it did , but still it is a good size for dressing table or bathroom mat.

So after lots of weaving in and out, in and out, round and round, it was ready to be cut free from the hoop. And the result is this.


 You can find the full tutorial on how to make your own HERE

Funky Monkey seems to like it too


Friday, March 21, 2014

Blooming Flower Cushion and Crochet Floor Rug

 Today I would love to show you my finished "Blooming Flower" cushion which is one of the popular projects from Attic 24 blog .  This has been one of my "on the go" projects for a while, usually there are about half a dozen things "on the go" so to get one finished is Awesome!!


I also have a few floor mats "on the go" too.  They are my latest obsession .  My first one I made using old t-shirts but found that I needed about 7 t-shirts for one mat.  And as the family was getting a little nervous about their t-shirts going missing I had to find an alternative.
Luckily I have a huge fabric stash and was recently given a lot ,of which I would never be able to sew up into anything wearable, so guilt free fabric cutting began.

Firstly I was just using the stretch fabric as it formed into yarn really nicely, but after a bit of experimenting I found I could really use any sort of fabric (the softer the better though). 

  So this cream and black one is made out of stretch, and used up around 3 metres of fabric.


 Traditionally the rag rugs were made using cottons so I thought I would see how it worked up .  So far so good, nice and thick and surprisingly quite soft.

Let my new obsession have no limits.................


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