Thursday, February 23, 2012

Redware Penny Rug

I love Redware pottery! I have started a small collection of new pieces......mostly plates. I like to rotate out the plates on display to correspond with the holidays. My newest addition is a running rabbit plate received as a Christmas gift. It and the color of some Woolrich wool I had on hand inspired some "Redware" Penny Rugs. The ones in this post have been listed on Ebay

Friday, February 10, 2012

Wool of a different kind!

I usually work with wool fabric to make appliqué pieces, but I've been wanting to try this project for awhile. You use 100% wool sweaters that have been felted (ruined!) by putting them in the washer and dryer. You may have a shrunken sweater in your closet or one you'd like to repurpose. I found several that had been felted (unintentionally, I'm sure!) at my local thrift shop.
This 100% wool sweater from The Gap was just $3.00. I used a pattern and instructions from a post on Make&DoGirl.comThe pattern makes a large pair of mittens. I was able to get an adult size and a child size pair from one sweater. Another sweater yielded several adult pairs and enough left over for a turtle neck sweater for my little dog!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Primitive hearts

Been busy sewing up some hearts for Ebay. Someday, I'll have to make one for myself! The prices are low these days, but I enjoy sewing during my free time no matter the profit. This one is currently on Ebay.