Tuesday, August 25

Blue Braided Rug

Say that three times - Blue braided rug, blue braided rug, blue braided rug!

Fiasco seems interested.

It's not perfect, but then what is?

I used both Doreen's and Casey's tutorials. I braided about 1 yard each of three colors of yarn. One of them was variegated and I like the look. I forgot to measure the finished length of the braid but it turned out to make a 2 1/2 inch circle. Next time I'll make a longer braid!

I tried gluing it, waited for the glue to dry, but it came apart when I picked it up. I just sewed it together like Grandma used to do. It didn't take long and now I know it won't fall apart!

I'm going to make several of these rugs for my beach house. I also want to make a rope rug or two.


Right now I'm working on a couple of little lamps. Here's an idea I found somewhere.

I really need to make some tables for them to sit on too!

Beautiful mini blessings,


Thistle Cove Farm said...

I love hand made rugs! Yours are pretty and know you'll enjoy using them. Don't worry about 'not perfect'; after a while the middle will wear flat and it will look perfect. -smile-
I enjoy woven rag rugs and crochet rag rugs as well.

kathi said...

So funny! Imagine a dollhouse rug getting worn in the middle! How cute!

Kim said...

oh, I love that lamp- it would be perfect in your house!! The rug looks great- I like the rope one too- looks like it should be in a mud room or entryway. Can't wait to see the lamps!!! You are a mini making machine :)

blushing rose said...

We braided scrap material for rungs when children, Mother sewed them together. Lovely creations, the lamp I saw on HGTV, awesome. TTFN ~Marydon

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I think the handmade rugs are amazing! Great job!

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Kathi!

Wow! Love your projects! the lamp and rug are FAB!

love, kelee

Mercedes Spencer @ Liberty Biberty said...

You're a very busy girl these days aren't you Kathi?!

All your beach minis are looking wonderful. I love the telescope!


Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Love this little mini world you are creating!

Maria Bryton said...

Hello Kathi!
I'm Maria Bryton from Portugal. I visited your Blog and I think your miniatures are very cute. I loved the idea of a nautical knot for a rug!
Next week I'll restart teaching so I don't have much time but I promise I'll visit your blog from time to time just to see your mini work growing.
Thanks for the comment you left in my Blog. My friend Gisela thanks you too. Be wellcome anytime.
Kisses from Portugal

Wooper said...

Hi Kathi, and thanks for visiting my blog. :D Your beachhouse is wonderful, and you have some very original ideas.