New Tartans Rug

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Roger's Rug (24" X 12")

Just finished this little proddy rug for Roger, one of the boaters.  He saw a rug that his friend had bought from me which was made completely from wool plaid fabric remnants from a Scottish kilt factory. He wanted more reds in his.

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Roger's Rug detail

Here’s a close-up.  The plaid is lovely to work with but frays a good deal.  I had to work with a sheet draped over me and the floor to catch the bits.

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Roger's Rug Reverse

Reverse of the rug (above) and my label.

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Roger's Rug reverse detail

New Life for Old Sheets

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Following our move from the narrowboat to the house there was a pile of sheets and duvet covers that had seen better days and needed replacing.  I washed and dried the old bedding and stuffed it away in plastic crates.

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Now it’s all come out of the crates, has been torn into 2 inch strips and is being crocheted into a big rug.  More on this when it’s finished.

New Carpet Bag (3)

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Just finished a new version of my favourite bag which I’ve been using continuously for the last six months.  The original is on the left.  It’s worn in very well and I think actually looks better than the brand new one on the right.

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Here’s the view of the bag open. It’s got loads of space inside and a slip pocket for your tiddley items.  The bag closes automatically as soon as you lift the leather straps but I’ve added a magnetic snap for extra security.

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This is just the easiest and most convenient bag design ever!    For sale soon at Tolson’s Mill Craft Fair and Barton Marina and online through http://www.folksy.com/shops/rozzynanty.

New “Carpet” Bag (2)

Here’s a picture of the “one I made earlier” which has been in continuous use since last November. I have to say that this is probably the most useful bag I’ve ever owned.  It’s wearing well;  only sign of use is the magnetic snap detaching slightly.  (This is because it was sewn on afterwards for extra security – not be a problem in the new bags as the snap is firmly fixed through the body of the bag).

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The postman has delivered my order of new leather strap this morning, so time to make some more bags!

New “Carpet” Bag

Not actually made of carpet but recycled tapestry upholstery fabric and lined with red dralon velvet curtain material.  The binding around the top is real leather, as is the drawstring strap.

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This bag will be featured in my Folksy shop soon and more are planned.  I have been using the first version of this design personally since November of last year and have to say it’s very easy to use, looks good, is hardwearing and holds loads!

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Cushion to Canada

Last November I stayed with my friend in Torquay for a few days. Gill was already very excited at the prospect of travelling to Canada for her younger son’s wedding on the 28th March.  Over a few drinks in a lovely Torquay pub the plan for the wedding present was hatched.

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This picture is of a tattoo that both Dave and Kira have and Gill said that the image means a great deal to them.  Could I put this picture into a rag rug cushion?

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So after careful drawing and redrawing of the picture and some manipulation of the colours, this is the result.  I secretly sent Gill the picture and waited with baited breath for her answer.  She loved it.

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Dave and Kira were married yesterday and the cushion is now beginning its new life in Canada.  Congratulations to Dave and Kira!