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What Are You Crafting Today 2
February 19, 2012
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BuckeyeGirl
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Post away with your craft projects!  We all want to hear about what you're working on! happy-flower

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February 19, 2012
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Hi, any rug hookers out there?  I have been a “hooker” hahaha for about fifteen years.  I do traditional rug hooking, not the latch kind.  I love using thrift store finds to make a beautiful wall hanging or pillow.  I am putting the finishing touches on an actual “rug” (that goes on the floor) now.  Would love to hear from other rug hookers.  I also have been teaching myself to crotchet.  I can knit (but not well!).  I would love to post pictures but I don't know how yet!  Oh, and I am signed up for the retreat!  I am so excited to come and meet many of you and learn how to make cheese and soap.  happy-flower

February 19, 2012
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There are some here jamitysmom!  There were some pictures and comments in the original What are you crafting thread, which started getting unstable so we locked it and started this one.  Pretty sure the database guru will get it all working right, but it'd be great to hear from them again and see how their projects have turned out!

Any 'hookers' out there?  help  (does that one ever get old?  gets used on crocheters too! laugh  )

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February 19, 2012
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jamitysmom said:

Hi, any rug hookers out there?  I have been a “hooker” hahaha for about fifteen years.  I do traditional rug hooking, not the latch kind.  I love using thrift store finds to make a beautiful wall hanging or pillow.  I am putting the finishing touches on an actual “rug” (that goes on the floor) now.  Would love to hear from other rug hookers.  I also have been teaching myself to crotchet.  I can knit (but not well!).  I would love to post pictures but I don’t know how yet!  Oh, and I am signed up for the retreat!  I am so excited to come and meet many of you and learn how to make cheese and soap.  happy-flower

Hey Jamitysmom,

Not a rug hooker but someone (CindyP) recently helped me with posting pictures and I am just paying it forward.

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February 24, 2012
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Christmas and Thanksgiving coasters.  You take 5 different kinds of fabric put a music CD over them, trace around the CD and cut out the circle.  Choose one for the bottom and put it face up.  take the other 4 circles and iron them into half circles with the design side showing.  Place each half circle on the bottom circle so there are 4 pieces of different fabric showing on top. there should be 4 quarter circles on top.   pin and sew around the circle.  turn and press down.  that is it.  when you finish there are 4 quarter circles on top. 

 when you fold them over to make the half circle and iron down- they are face up on both sides so when you turn it- the right side of the fabric shows. You can insert a wine glass inside them too and use them that way too.

I want to use the same technique to make a placemat and use a large round tray I have for the circle or maybe a center piece one too.  Great use for scraps.  I had some christmas bandanas and I used them too.

February 24, 2012
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jane, pictures please!!!

February 24, 2012
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Ditto Jane!

Want to see!

Laura

February 24, 2012
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My plan this weekend is to paint a shovel for a retiring co worker.  I have made quite a few but not recently, going to have to warm up my tole painting skills quick. 

February 24, 2012
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Finally finished knitting the baby blanket and sewing the knitted lace all around the edges.  My next project is decorating some round cheese boxes my cousin bought……….still have some coffee filter roses to make, yoyos to sew to add to a bedspread I'm making, try my hand at making beaded flowers.  Oh my goodness, so many projects and seems like not enough time!

February 24, 2012
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February 24, 2012
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The above picture is of the most recent hooked rug I've finished.  It's a bought pattern and I used hand dyed wool (not my own!) for most of it.  I also used found wood (from Salvation Army) for parts of it.  This is a great craft – I would love to teach it at the Retreat some day!poke

February 24, 2012
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jamitysmom, I love your hooked rug!  At first I thought it was a painting because there's so much beautiful detail.  You certainly are a talented lady.  Thank you for sharing.

February 25, 2012
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Oh my  goshness jamitysmom.. so so awesome! I too thought it was a painting. You are one talented gal! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful craft and talents. snuggle

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February 25, 2012
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aprilejoi said:

My plan this weekend is to paint a shovel for a retiring co worker.  I have made quite a few but not recently, going to have to warm up my tole painting skills quick. 

Aprile,

That sounds like a neat project and a clever idea. My mom tole paints and did a mailbox for me. I plan to mount it on a post in the yard and keep my gloves and small garden tools in it when I get it.

Maybe then DH will put the clippers back?

Laura

February 25, 2012
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Jamitysmom,

That looks like a lot more technique than just hooking. It looks like embroidery too. Just beautiful. happy-flower

Laura

February 26, 2012
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For the easy craft coasters go to Sew Many Ways- click on the sewing tutorials and you will see all her craft projects there.  My camera needs a battery and i am not paying 42 for it!!  Looking on line for one.

February 26, 2012
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I checked out Sew Many Ways after the above reference.  What an exciting blog, just chockful of fantastic ideas.  The tutrial for the coasters was remarkably easy to follow with the pictures.  Will have to make those for Christmas gifts.  Thanks Jane for mentioning that site.

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February 26, 2012
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Just finished the shovel. I usually paint a verse on it too but I am having trouble coming up with something appropriate.  She is retiring after 38 years in retail.  Also, I am going to put these in our local consignment shop. Do you think $30.00 is too much?

 

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February 27, 2012
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aprilejoi said

Just finished the shovel. I usually paint a verse on it too but I am having trouble coming up with something appropriate.  She is retiring after 38 years in retail.  Also, I am going to put these in our local consignment shop. Do you think $30.00 is too much?

 

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Aprilejoi,

Yes, things are different. I am not seeing a picture of the shovel but I don’t think anyone else can either. I am envisioning a full sized shovel.

As far as a verse, for retiring and because it’s a shovel,( a tool of labor)…….one idea if not for your friend, might work for a consignment peice.

 

“That every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labour,

 it is the gift of God.”    Ecclesiastes 3:13

 

Looking forward to seeing the picture,  ;  )

Laura

February 27, 2012
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Check out these too:

Sewing Tutorial – 36 do it yourself gift box tutorial

Sew Many Ways – too time tuesday – toilet paper roll gift box ( I made these and embellished for ornaments as well as boxes.  i also made them larger out of shirt boxes and cut them I think 7.5 x 11 inches and rolled them the same )

             also Hot cocoa quick gift idea, recycled cereal box magazine box, frosted glass ( I did these and glued hurricanes and other glass cylinders to candle sticks), under ideas for shoe bag organization there is a Holiday place card idea using candy canes that I have done.

The Idea Room – oven hand mitt tutorial- I have made these too and they are good gifts

Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty or Crafting mom – now sew fabric flowers- great idea. I have used these in a ton of ways to embellish projects and are so easy

 

This is Life Shaken together – hear paer plate baskets – such a good idea for so many gifts and a great kid idea.

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