Friday, July 23, 2010

Rag Rug Time

It is summer and the one thing I love about summer is color. Everything is so green and beautiful. It is so hard to be in a bad mood when the world is blossoming.

Another thing I love about summer is the time I have to crochet. I have just started to get into making rugs. My Doily Rug just sold and in honor of that I felt like I really had to replace it.

So I sat down and made some Rag yarn.
I made my rag rug yarn and here is what it looks like:I used a twin sheet to get enough yarn to crochet about 3/4 of the way through my rug.
  • I would suggest to buy up a few sheets that coordinate. It is better to have too much than too little.
Crochet Rag Rug

Use S Hook.
  1. make magic circle, hdc 8 into ring, join, ch 1.
  2. 2 hdc in each stitch around, join, ch 1.
  3. *2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next* repeat around, join, ch 1.
  4. *2 hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next* repeat around, join, ch 1.
  5. *2 hdc in next stitch, 3 hdc in next* repeat around, join, ch 1.
  6. *2 hdc in next stitch, 4 hdc in next* repeat around, join, ch 1.
  7. *2 hdc in next stitch, 5 hdc in next* repeat around, join, ch 1.
  8. *2 hdc in next stitch, 6 hdc in next* repeat around, join, ch 1.
  • By now you should be seeing a pattern. You continue to increase until you get a rug the size you want.
  • If your rug starts to get wavy unravel a row and skip to the next row (example: if on row 5 my rug starts to get wavy I would unravel and instead crochet row 6)
It is as easy as that! Enjoy your rug!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Facebook Page Giveaway!

This is my first (hopefully of many) Facebook Page Giveaway.

I am giving away a pair of my Fingerless Gloves in your choice of color (and obviously size)!

This giveaway starts now July 15th and ends July 31st.

To Enter:
  1. Visit my facebook page and join/like it
  2. Participate in any of the Discussions (one entry per Topic)
Head over and start participating! The more you participate the more your chances increase!
Winner will be announced on my Facebook Page on August 2nd.

Good Luck Everyone!

More than one comment on any one discussion will not count towards multiple entries, but is welcomed.
I am not responsible for unrecorded entries due to computer or internet problems.
More entries does not guarantee you will win, it only ups your chances. Winner/Winners will be chosen at random.
This giveaway is open to US and International addresses.
Prize will be mailed to the Postal Address received after contacting the winner/winners. I am not responsible for prizes not received due to postal problems.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Hand Warmers

I have a great new product for Women in my shop. These hand warmers and beautiful and perfect for the fall and winter ahead! They fit wonderfully, and will soon be offered in varying sizes including children!

I love this eggplant color too. It looks awesome with my tweed coat (I love rich colors in the winter). I have been working on other colors as well and they will soon be up in my shop so keep your eye out!

Also I may even put up the pattern once I get it perfected!

What do you think? What colors would you like to see these in?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Consignment in Brooksville, IN

I have been super super busy this last week and I am so excited to tell everyone why. I was contacted late last week by Kimberly Meadows. She is a photographer who is opening a boutique/studio in Brookville, IN. Which is only about 2 hours away from my house meaning I could go and see my items in a store! (hopping up and down) Anyway, She contacted me and asked if I wanted to Consign at her store. Honestly I did not know what to do. I was so excited, but knew that I had to do this the correct way and research the heck out of consignment. Well, I did my homework and decided that this opportunity was right for me. I whipped out my crochet hook and worked away getting 10 hats done for the shop!

Some info about the shop. It is called Studio 714 and is at 714 E Main St, Brookville, IN 47012. Please if you are in the area stop by! The Grand opening is July 16th at 10am. At 5pm there will be a live fashion show and live music! If you are in the area you should totally stop by and take a look at her shop. Along with my items she also has jewelry, sculpture, cd's, art, and other great items made by local artisans!