So I have another project on the go…
Ive decided to make a flower garland out of crocheted flowers with the boodles fabric yarn I bought….I decided to use this tutorial online:
Which is brilliant!!1
So the flower garland is for my new flat that Im moving into and Im using lots of fun different colours =]
So I started a new rug, this time crocheting with fabric yarn, and its growing much quicker than my latch hook rug.
I used this tutorial: http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2010/02/rag-rug-tutorial.html
but its crazy simple!
I was lazy and bought ready made fabric yarn rather than finding old sheets because I wanted to have certain colours that matched my bedroom.
This is it so far:
And thats about it today =]
- Crocheted Mug Hug & Rug (kristineriddle.wordpress.com)
Why is it that the first post of a blog is the hardest to write?
So here goes.
It’s currently my last proper holiday from med school and so I finally have time to myself before the madness of the year begins.
So, with my fiancé in Australia for a month, I have time to spend crafting!
Normally, throughout the year, I spend all my procrastinating time (and there is a lot of it!) going through Pinterest and finding projects that I love and look interesting, but never have time to do. So they just build up in my craft ideas board and I don’t do anything with them. So I decided to start with something that looked fairly simple: an up-cycling project turning old T-shirts into a nice shag pile rug!
I have a huge pile of old T-shirts waiting to either be sold in a car boot sale or donated or something so using them in a rug was a great idea! Ready for my new flat in 3 weeks.
So I bought my rug canvas and a latch hook and gathered all my old T-shirts and was ready to begin.
I used this website as a tutorial: http://crafts.creativebug.com/make-tshirt-shag-rug-1287.html
At first it was tricky getting used to using the latch hook, but I got used to it with practise.
Then I had the problem of deciding what design to use and what colours. So I went with a basic stripe pattern, picking whatever shirt I fancied as I went along.
And my rug grew!!!
I am still working on my rug so I can’t show you guys the finished piece but I’m sure I will do when I’m finished =]
And thats it for now..