Friday, January 22, 2010
Pennies and Pillows - 2 of My Favorite Things
I was on another blog tonite and Julie at Bush Baby Jag was talking about cutting out pennies for her penny rug. Pennies have got to be one of my favorite things. They are such an uncomplicated thing. It's very soothing to cut out circles of wool or wool felt in different sizes and then sew them together. I enjoy making penny rugs and also pillows made from my rug hooking wool and the pennies. They turn out great and sell very well at local craft shows. I have a few pictures of some of the pillows and one of the penny rugs that I've done recently here on my blog. Penny rugs, rug hooking and needle punch are all lost art forms that are making huge come backs. People everywhere are making penny rugs, taking rug hooking classes and learning to needle punch. I haven't quite tackled the needle punch thing yet, although I do have many patterns. I just need to step outside my comfort zone to try one. Maybe I'll try one this weekend. It's been a more than crazy week at work and I need some downtime this weekend. And crafting is just the ticket.
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My Latest Projects
These are some of the rug hooking and wool felt projects that I've worked on recently.