Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's What I've Been Working on Wednesday!

I decided to make a braided rug, but when my "rug" wasn't getting bigger as quickly as I hoped, I gave in to my crafting add, and made it into a small nest instead. My squirrel pincushion was more than happy to jump in, along with a couple of spools of thread & my scissors, and it is now the perfect little sewing organizer basket for when I am sewing in bed!


Maybe one day i'll make a rug, but today i'm happy with my nest.

If you love my squirrel pincushion, like I do, I bought it from my friend Lucy at Lucy's Locket. She now sells patterns & kits for not only squirells, but all sorts of adorable critters, so you can make your own!

I also made a few infinity scarves, because they are so fun to make! These are going to make great gifts for Christmas. It is never too early to start crafting for Christmas! I ironed the 2 on the left, for a more crisp, clean lines look, and left the red one fluffy & tube-like. Which look do you like better? I can't make up my mind.


So, what have you been working on? As always, feel free to post your latest finished recycled wool projects on my Facebook page. I love seeing them!

14 comments:

Trisha said...

Such a cute nest!! I love how everything fits so well in it :)
(must be a "nest" day!)

Resweater said...

I like how it fits snuggly too... nothing falls out of it. I was thinking the same thing about it being a nest day! I have to try your nests... they look delish!

teekaroo said...

I tried braiding a rug once. I found that crocheting it is so much faster.

Resweater said...

I need to learn to crochet!

Sarah said...

I just did something very similar with my braid! I was having trouble getting the the rug to lie flat because I'd braided it too tight, so I glued it around a box and made a cat bed!

Resweater said...

You must have more patience than me, since yours fit a cat ;)

Kat said...

What are you doing sewing in bed???

Resweater said...

I confess that I not only sew in bed, but watch tv in bed.

Sara said...

that nest and squirrel are so cute!
http://poshpoochdesignsdogclothes.blogspot.com/

Resweater said...

Thanks! Your dog clothes are adorable!

Janda said...

Love your nest! Reminds me of the Sweater Bowl that I made. And the squirrel is wonderful. I think I need one of those :-].

Jilly Lovett said...

Great way of using up those sweaters that refuse to felt! Oh dear, i wish i have more time...

Resweater said...

Jilly, I did use lightly felted wool, though it would be a good use for unfelted wool.

mike said...

So cute!
I love the colors, and it would have been gorgeous as a rug. Maybe the hula hoop rug I just posted on facebook would work for wool? It seems like it would hold it's shape better than a braided one. Mine isn't turning out to great either- it's kinda bumpy and it's taking forever to sew it together.