Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hooked Footstools

 I was just looking back to the first years when I started this blog. It's so fun to look back at projects that I did years ago. It's nice to have this blog as sort of a journal/diary.

Footstools I have hooked in the more recent years. 

The first is a design by Cindi Gay called Wonky House.
It was a kit by Cindi, I had not pulled a loop in several years and was just retiring form drawing rug hooking patterns, desperately wanted to get started again. I was heading south for the winter and had no time to pick wools so I called Cindi, she was very nice and put a kit together.
This footstool got me back to hooking again!

Using Cindi's template from her online course, I located an out of print paper pattern by Maggie Bonanomi through a friend. I resized it to fit and added the fence with flowers.
I added a year where she had a heart (I'm not a huge heart fan), I just picked 1880 and found out later it was the year my Grandpa was born!

And since we will be relocating to the great state of Wyoming, I had to make a cowboy footstool.
The image is a Thomas Molesworth Cowboy. He was a very well known rustic furniture maker living in Cody Wyoming years ago. I added a rope and a few local Wyoming brands, a little suede fringe and antler buttons on the corners.

 And the last one, poor picture but all I have, the footstool is somewhere else.
A design my me from a larger pattern I called Wildwood.

More to post in a few days! Well...maybe longer, depending on what I get into next! :)

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Bittersweet and Pumpkin Pillow

I hooked this pillow last Fall, pattern is by Grant Street Woolworks.
It was originally a pocket to hang but I added a bit more around the design and turned it into a pillow.
The hulls of the berries are proddy and the berries are roving wet felted into little balls and stitched on after it was blocked.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A fun rug I finished recently. 
Hearth Rug by Maggie Bonanomi from her Buttonwood Farm book.
Hooked using off the bolt 'as is' wool.

Friday, July 20, 2018

An older Cabin Creek Designs pattern, recently hooked!
Sunflower chair pad 12" across.
A mixture of browns were used for the center, 2 shades of gold as leaves and a nice green background. I roughly outlined the petals with a narrow strip of a dark brown just to make them stand out a little better.
Available on primitive linen or monks cloth at Spruce Ridge Studios.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Here's Wildwood finished.
After not working on it for a few years, when I came back to it, my taste had changed. I took out the pinkish and blue colors, kept the yellow and added the deep red. I'm still not completely happy with it, I think it's because I'm partial to dark backgrounds and I was forcing myself to use light for a change plus the light background wool had a pinkish tinge to it thus why I went with pink in the beginning. The rest of that pinkish tinged wool will soon be overdyed!
Well, I did learn something, stay with dark backgrounds for my own rugs!

Wildwood is not on Spruce Ridge Studios website yet but Kris will draw any of my designs whether they are on her website or not so please don't hesitate to ask either myself or Kris. 

And since I was determined to see if I would like this design with a dark background and I did not want to hook the same rug again, I hooked a footstool. This is using a template by Cindi Gay it is one of her online courses called Ikea footstool. I hooked her Wonky House footstool and then continued with more. This is my fourth footstool, not finished yet.
I do like the dark background better!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Please check out Kris at Spruce Ridge Studios
She has begun adding my patterns on her website.
I'll add a link here and once you get to her site you can either click on the drop down menu and then click on Cabin Creek Designs or click on "Patterns" and scroll to the bottom where you will see a photo of yours truly and a link to my patterns.
If you are wondering about how Kris draws her patterns, she does it exactly the same way I do. They are hand drawn with an ample 4" extra all around and straight on the grain.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

I am so excited to announce that Spruce Ridge Studios will be offering my rug hooking patterns!

This is still a work in progress so you must be patient! 
I will announce when everything is up and ready.

Thank you!