Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Good morning! Two whole days without rain...imagine! I shouldn't complain really....all that rain has really greened up our yard. Our backyard is small, but surrounded by trees so that when the leaves come back, it's like a cozy little room. I have been very lax about our vegetable garden, and will probably just buy plants instead of starting from seed.

On the hooking front, I put the rainy days to good use. My plan is to vend at the Woodbury flea market this Saturday, so I hooked up a couple of chair pads and table runners as well as taking stock of what wool and patterns I have. My family must think I've lost my mind with all the hooking, but I really enjoy it. Here's a few pictures of my accomplishments!!

This is a double pie carrier with a hooked mat on top. The sheep is hooked with off white wool yarn and gives it a great wooly look! It's not fixed permanently to the lid, so different mats can be exchanged for a new look!

I wasn't sure if I was going to like how this runner came out, but I actually love it! I picture it in a little girls room with a farm or animal theme.

I was inspired by our neighbor's bees buzzing around when drawing out this mat.

Just a simple chair mat showing a spring flower!

An adapted hex sign was the inspiration for this chair pad. I'm thinking of doing three more that will go together. This mat was quick and easy with a great outcome!

This is a small runner I hooked about a year ago. Hooking circles takes a bit of practice, but is a great use for any scrap pieces of wool.

This little mat is the first pattern I've ever done that is someone else's. The latest Create and Decorate magazine has the second installment of antique rug adaptations by Sally van Nuys, and this one is really great! It's not as dark as it looks in my picture, and is just the right size for a shelf on a primitive cabinet. I might just keep this one! lol

More hooking planned for today as well as drawing out some patterns for Saturday. Wish me luck!!!


Plumruncreek ♥ said...

LOVE all your rugs!! I have a basket just like the one in the top picture. I've always wanted to do that just haven't gotten to it.

Naomi said...

Thanks Julie! That basket has been calling me to do something for it for about a year! I just laid the monks cloth on top, traced the inside of the lip, then drew the sheep. I've started a mat for a little stool today....I kind of like doing little specialty mats like that.


BeFRuiTFuL said...


I am loving those chair pads girl. Thank you so much for the compliments on my Zebatha Witch Doll. It meant a lot to me.

Hugs JoEllen