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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Penny Rug Table Runner

Hello everyone. Just back from a week's holiday in Inverness :)

Here is a picture of a table runner that I made using the 'penny rug' technique:-



This item is available for sale at Fire Horse Textiles on Etsy, for £45.

If you would like to find out how to make a piece of your own, Colleen MacKinnon has written an article on the subject, "The Makings of a Penny Rug". The artist shares her techniques for making a beautiful wall hanging.

I personally learnt the technique from Janice Sonnen's book, "Penny Rugs: Sewing Wool Applique", which is available new and used from lots of sellers.

Posted by Julia of * Fire Horse Textiles on Etsy * Love Buttons HQ *


Thursday, 28 March 2013

3 lovely vintage pottery items for sale

Offers please for these 3 lovely vintage items
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This lovely green pottery jug stands 4.7/8" high and has no damage. Made in England, Cambridge.



This deco wall pocket stands approx 5.5/8" high, made by Wadeheath Ware England. No damage.


The last item is from my late mother-in-laws estate and probably belonged to her mother. delightful old couple sat on chairs, marked foreign probably Japanese?



Sunday, 17 March 2013

New Mini Button Packs From Love Buttons HQ

Hello everyone!

I have just received some adorable tiny button packs from Trimits into stock, and will be listing more over the next week. Here is a little taster:-

Mini Stars in Green, priced at £1 per pack.


Mini Hearts in Shades of Red and Pink, £1 per pack.

Please note that Love Buttons HQ will be closed 23-30 March inclusive. Normal business before and after those dates!

Posted by Julia of * Love Buttons HQ * Fire Horse Textiles on Etsy *

Friday, 8 March 2013

free necklace crochet pattern

What you need:
-Embroidery thread (I used different shades of green)
-Small crochet hook (I used size F)
-Embroidery needle
-A chain necklace or the parts to make one (I found the white chain and links at JoAnn's)
-Small jump rings


To create the green circles, I used the same concept but changed the number of stitches to get the different sizes. Here are two examples.

The Large Dark Green:
1. ch 3; sl st in first ch to form circle
2. sc 6 in middle of ring (6)
3. 2 sc in each st around (12)
4. *1 sc, 2 sc* repeat in each st around (18)
5. Fasten off. Using embroidery needle, sew in the ends.

A Smaller Light Green:
1. ch 3; sl st in first ch to form circle
2. sc 7 in middle of ring (7)
3. 2 sc in each st around (14)
4. 1 sc in each st around (14)
5. Fasten off. Using embroidery needle, sew in the ends.
I just did many random ones to create the different sizes. Once you have as many as you like, then prepare your necklace.

Then I added a jump ring to each crocheted circle and attached it to the chain, again using the pliers to open and shut the jump rings.

Then I added a jump ring to each crocheted circle and attached it to the chain, again using the pliers to open and shut the jump rings.
And that is it! It doesn't take long at all and comes out pretty cute. I think it would be really lovely in an array of colors! 

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Maureen O'Sullivan's Hooded Coat pattern

Bestway knitting pattern 692 - Hooded coat modelled by M.G.M film star Maureen O'sullivan.

Maureen was born in 1911 to Irish/American parents and was best known for playing Jane in Tarzan opposite Jonny Weissmuller.

Maureen was married twice and is the mother of actress Mia Farrow.

http://uk.ebid.net/for-sale/vintage-bestway-pattern-692-ladies-hooded-coat-maureen-o-sullivan-95883199.htm