Saturday, January 21, 2012

I’m Stuck….

          rug 008

I’m not real sure what happened yesterday….but I actually started a project.  Yeah, it’s hard to believe.  I have been stuck in ‘got no motivation’ land for so long.

  rug 003 

I’m guessing it has something to do with being snowbound.  Being stuck….has unstuck me!  I kinda’ like it.

             rug 002

I got some measurements off the old vinyl flooring, from my trailer and crocheted a little throw rug, out of old sheets.  This one is only 20 by 20 inches, I plan to make one more, for in front of the bed, for ‘Driving Ms. Daisy’, my 1969 Shasta trailer.


I pick up sheets at the thrift stores and cut (tear) 1-1/2 inch strips and crochet them with a giant hook (the size of my index finger).  Actually, you can do it with your fingers, if you want. Fast and easy.


         rag rug 002 

Here’s an oval one I made for my kitchen several years ago.

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  1. Do I have this right.... that cute little white red and beige rug you made out of old sheets???? I love it, even looks sort of Valentine-ish. What a cute little trailer.


  2. Wow!! I love it Karen!! Great job!! And what a perfect color match for Miss Daisy!

  3. I love it, I need to do some of these. I did some in my younger years.....

  4. Oh I love it! It must work up quickly. I have one of those big hooks, I should give it a try!
    And Miss Daisy is so cute.

  5. I love the look on puppy's face, too funny. Your rug came out really cute. I have made those too, but not with sheets, I know its fun to do. Your little camper is just way cute, its like having a dollhouse to play in.
    Nancy Jo

  6. I love Miss Daisy!!! The rug is perfect and you gave me another idea! Oh no!! A new project! I don't have a vintage Shasta (dream) but my little RV and I will be ready to roll this summer. I'm thinking maybe doing an extended weekend and pull her to Farm chicks! No, she is not cute like your! By the way I see Dash has a clean face and oh so cute! Glad to see you are unstuck, ha-ha!

  7. glad you are 'unstuck'. =)

    you little rugs are cute, and brought back memories from a few years back. i had done several,
    and as a matter of fact, the heart is still right by my front door.

    sweet blessings

    barbara jean

  8. Very nice. I'm impressed. I couldn't do that if my life depended on it!
    xo, Cheryl

  9. Glad you are "unstuck"! How did you get Dash's face clean? He looks so handsome now. I love the rugs and your trailer! WOW! I wish my house looked that nice...too cute..I could move in!
    I crochet and I could do that, I think. I need rugs too so there you go. I better go get busy and "unstick" myself from in front of this computer!

  10. I made a slouch bag with the fabric in your first photo. You have a great taste in color!

  11. WOW, I would have never thought to crochet with torn sheets. The colord of the rug are perfect for Miss Daisy. What a sweet face Dash has!

  12. OK, the colors are awesome! I haven't tried making a square rug yet, but I did just finish another oval one for the bathroom.
    Oh & I Luv the fringe....

  13. Your rugs are great with that fabric. What a gorgeous color combination!

  14. Great idea to use sheets. I have tried with upholstery fabric and it's just too stiff. Love the idea of using old, soft sheets.

  15. I honestly think that it is amazing you use old sheets. Recycling, I love it. Thanks every so much for sharing. I look forward to you sharing more for us all to enjoy. Which means I will follow on my way out because I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you. I hope you will find a little time to come visit me soon. Cheers SpecialK XoXo


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