Friday, November 18, 2011

Rug hooking for Christmas

I love it but I am in need of some linen or monks cloth. Going to have to get online and do some ordering I guess. I am using some good burlap for two of the projects but they will be wall hangings so I done't have to worry about wear and tear on the backing. I sketched these myself but got some ideas from Dept 56 Krinkles for the reindeer. I don't recall where I saw the Santa but it was on the images for reindeer.

So far so good. My sweet little 100+lb lap puppy wants me to stop though. She keeps dropping her toys on my lap frame.

I just finished a penny rug of a moose but I can't believe that I gave it to her before I took a finished picture. Duh... but this is close to how the finished rug looked

I have also been making some cute crocheted pine cones. Once you add a bell and a little felt cap along with a nice Christmas ribbon you have an awesome Christmas door decoration.
I found the free pine cone pattern online
They are so easy but it works best if you use a heavy not too soft yarn. One with a bit of roughage so to speak.  You will find out if you try the softer and thinner yarns that they just don't have the humph that the heavy weight yarns give them.

1 comment:

Ladybug said...

Hi Jan

Such awesome talent you have you
have been busy ;-)
Love it all... and those crocheted
Pine Cones are work of art...
Adorable Ornies for the Christmas
Tree, those will sell fast at your
Craft Show..
Take Care...
Big Ladybug Hugs.....:-)