Sunday, January 24, 2010

Buys and Braids

I hit some stores this week and got some great buys.
One was a yard of upholstery fabric from Jo anns. Seems someone made a mistake and marked it down to 3 dollars and it was originally 40 a yard, nice deal;) I think it will make a beautiful supply bag, once I figure out how to make one.



The second find was new wool fabric at the thrift. Only .99 cents and over a yard each, so was very happy when I found that.



I found a new use for my old basket. It now holds wools and my braided rug, as I work on it. I was going to make stair treads, but thought it was too thick for that and decided to just keep going and make a large one for my living room. I want to make a hooked rug, but that will take a long time. This way I have something for now and allow me to plan and work on the hooked one.



And this is what I have done so far. I work on it part time, in between all my other projects. I am using up the wools that are not great for hooking and trying to stay on the darker side with this one. We shall see, as it progresses and what wools I pull out of the cellar. And yes, it is cockeyed, like everything else I make;)

9 comments:

Gayle said...

Great deals you got on your wool purchases! I have a friend who makes beautiful braided wool rugs - they're so durable - and she often adds them to her hooked pieces! You are one busy lady!

moosecraft said...

All those wool and braids in the very nice basket look SO yummy! Your rug is coming along just fine... I love the colors!

primitivebettys said...

Great buys! Your braided rug is looking wonderful. You have such talent!

Joanne said...

Great finds Debbie - wish you lived closer we could go thrifting together - wait that would be a mistake - we would be fighting over the same items! Just kidding! Your braided rug is beautiful

Takako said...

You are so lucky to find such a nice material with great deal! I love working on wool to make things. I look forward to finding what you are going to make with them.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Great finds. I wish we saw more wool in the thrift stores but alas..not too much is found here in Atlanta.

Love your rug!And the great basket it sits in right now!

Pat

sewtakeahike said...

I love a great deal! Nice finds!

Caths Pennies Designs said...

cockeyed braided rugs are the best. It's better when it's not perfect, dontcha think?
Cathy

BUMBLE BEANS said...

I'd love to pick your brain about sewing that rug together.
I did one once and sewing it together it would not lay flat it puckered up and looked like a giant sun hat... Even though I did it while it was rolled and laying flat... Sigh yours is so lovely... I love those kind of rugs....