Saturday, March 7, 2015
I recently purchased a little antique stool from a favorite antique shop. I LOVE the little cubby shelf open on one side only! I knew right away that it would be perfect for a small hooked rug on the top. Here is the finished project. (Sorry, I can't seem to take clear pictures anymore...time for a new camera?)
I really like the finished result. The rug measures 8 1/2" X 13" and is hooked in a 3/8" wide cut. I used worms left over from previously hooked rugs...yay! (I have accumulated waaay too many of them!) The stool may have been red at one time, but it has faded to this neutral color. I thought about painting it, but in the end decided to keep the primitive look of the old faded paint.
This floral mat was designed by Susan Feller, the same person who designed the table runner that was featured on the blog a couple of months ago. It measures 9 1/2" X 12 1/2", and is also hooked in a 3/8" cut.
Hope you are enjoying the wonderful sunny day that we are. It is in the mid 40's and beautiful...hopefully all the snow will melt this week!
Have a great weekend.
Posted by The Wool Cupboard at 12:48 PM
Monday, February 2, 2015
We have 7 new inches of snow this morning and the sun is shining...winter is certainly beautiful today!
Posted by The Wool Cupboard at 8:42 AM
Thursday, January 29, 2015
This is my newly hooked rug, which was inspired by a design from The Simple Quiet. LOVE the way it turned out, and now I need to decide how I want to bind it. I would love to try a crocheted edge using wool strips. I've seen a short tutorial, but it wasn't complete, so it would probably be more trial and error on my part! We will see...
I also have made an afternoon to visit one of my favorite local antique shops and brought home a few treasures. I apologize in advance for the picture quality...something wonky going on with my camera....maybe operator error!
Have a great weekend!
Posted by The Wool Cupboard at 10:44 AM