Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lizzy Beth Bunny

Many people have asked that this be made into a pattern.
I hope to make this happen next month.

Bunny Lizzy Beth is a 14 ½” tall hand rug hooked free standing doll.

Here is a needle punch version of this sweet doll. She was a lot smaller. 


Monday, November 21, 2011

Rug Hooked Cat Purse Pattern

Rug Hooked Cat Purse

Been working to get this pattern written so I can share with all the cat lovers who have a 
passion for rug hooking. This cat purse is approximately 9" wide by 7" high. These measurements do not include the cat tail handle. This is a paper pattern with lots of pertinent photos to help you create your own cat purse. Hints for how to create your own unique cat purse based on a cat of your choice. Detailed instructions are included for how to assemble your cat purse. 
Note this is a rug hooking project not latch hook. You need to know how to rug hook to create this.
Cost $14.95 free shipping USA
contact me for out of USA purchases.
If you would like me to make you a purse from a photo of your cat email me.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rug Hooked Cat Purse Pattern

Today finds me finally working on the instructions for my Rug Hooked Cat Purse. 
I am including a lot of directions in how to make this purse your own. If you have never purchased one of my rug hooking patterns then you need to know that I include a lot of photos in my patterns. My motto is photos speak far louder then the written word. I am a visual person. Thus the photos. I am adding directions on planning your own personal cat purse. My cat is a black and grey tabby. Maybe yours is a Siamese. I am explaining how to achieve your own cat purse. Isn't that part of the fun of rug hooking taking something and making your own personal hooked piece from it. 
Not sure when the pattern will be on the market but I hope real soon. 
Look for it to be out soon.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

How to Enlarge your Pattern

I like to use my own blog as a place for me to file how to things so I can find them. In doing this I also can share the wonderful things I find along the way. 
I often go to Cyndi Gays Rug Hooking site for help.

Today I learned how to use the paint program on my computer to enlarge patterns so they will print on my computer. Yes I will have to tape several pages together but I am thrilled that I can do this right here at home.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Merry Hooker Woolens dye day Tutorials

I love visual aids as those who have bought my patterns now. I think pictures speak louder then words. Having ran across this tutorial again I thought I would share it with all of you. I am planning on trying the citric acid crystals next time I dye. Of course I guess it would be good to purchase some first. :) 

I hope you enjoy the tutorial as much as I do. 
Thank You Marita.

Rug Hooking Blogs

Do you love Rug Hooking??
If you have a rug hooking related blog please share with me as I would love to update my favorites list to include your blog.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rug Hooked Cat Purse

Excited to share my Awesome Rug Hooked Cat Purse.
This is what I have been leading up to sharing.
I love the way this cat purse looks.

I hope to have the pattern for this on the market shortly. 
Would you like one?

Monday, October 31, 2011

Rug Hooked Cat Purse

Our cat is the model for my Rug hooking project this week.  I am in the process of assembling a Rug Hooked Cat purse. I love when what I see in my creative minds eye actually comes together. 
This purse is coming along nicely. I hope to be able to teach how to make thispurse in a pattern. 
It may be about time to do another online Tutorial as well. So look for a photo soon on a wonderful 
Rug Hooked Cat Purse.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Have you made one of my dimensional rug hooking designs?
I would love to do a gallery of photos of finished creations from using my patterns.
Drop me a photo and any information you want to go along with it. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Teddy Bear William Potts OOAK

Meet William Potts

This is my second rug hooked Teddy Bear. The bear parts are all hand hooked with the tradition art of Rug Hooking. William Potts is rug hooked with dyed raw wool with silk noils added. This wool has added such a unique coloring to this bear. Notice his snout and paws are purple. William Potts has a bead packet inside of his body to give him addition weight. His eyes are glass buttons and I added mohair behind his eyes to give him addition facial character traits. William Potts’ nose and mouth were hand stitched with black floss. His legs pads have been needle sculpted adding dimension to them. The wool scarf around William Potts's neck with come with the bear. This Teddy Bear is 12” tall while sitting and 13” wide at the widest part. This bear is not a toy and should not be given to children.

If you like this bear get him while you can. I can not make another bear this color as I do not have enough of the dyed raw wool to do that. These are OOAK as no two will ever look exactly alike. The different raw wool used will always make them different.

This guy was given as a gift.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Progress on Teddy Bear

I hope to get a photo up, very soon, of my Rug Hooked Teddy Bear as he is now all finished.
I like to look at my creations for a while to see if I need to make changes. Often I will notice things here and there that do need to be change.

Today I started to design my next rug hooking project. I have wanted to make a cat purse with my own cat as the focus. I think you will love this design. 

Have you hooked a cat before. Did you choose to hook the whiskers or choose to not hook the whiskers? Or maybe you used another material after it was hooked. If so what did you use? 
I would love to hear your answers.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rug Hooked Teddy Bear

Here is the beginning of my next Rug Hooked Teddy Bear. 
I have had this wool roving with silk noils in it. In both purple and blue. 
This bear has been on my mind for a long time. It was time to hook it. 
The bear is all hooked and I have sewn the pieces together. 
I am beginning to stuff the parts. 
This is going to be a fun Blue and purple Rug Hooked Teddy Bear. 

Stay tuned for progress on this bear. 
I did a little research today on Rug Hooked Teddy Bears. 
There is not very much information on the web about this.

This bear will be for up for adoption soon.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Rug Hooked Teddy Bear

I have some wonderful purple and also blue wool with silk knolls in it. I have been wanting to make a teddy bear with these for a long time. I started this bear three days ago. It actually hooks up rather quickly. But I will have to wait and see what the actual finished bear will turn out like. 
Here is the one other Teddy Bear I made. 

Think I will be making another bear soon as well. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Rug hooking Tutorial From Margie

Margie has been doing a tutorial on rug hooking on her blog. Here is the second lesson.
I think you will enjoy this lesson.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Having fun in Yellowstone Park

My arm is on the mend and I am back to rug hooking. I had tendonitis in my arm since late winter. Ouch!!
I am working on a special order mat for a long time customer of mine. 

This summer finds us working full time in an RV park outside of West Yellowstone. So I do not have very much time to devote to artwork. It is wonderful that Dannette has given me all the time I need to do this special order. Most of the time off of work we spend playing in Yellowstone. That is why we took this job so we could explore the park. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jam Jar dyeing from Cotton Eyed Jo

What a fun tutorial on how to do use some of that left over dye.
Thanks Jo will have to give this Jam Jar Dyeing a try.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wool Dye Workshop

I just had to share this link. 
Susan thank you so much for taking the time to create this blog post. 
You did a great job.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Needle Punch and Rug Hooking

If you browse through my Dimensional rug hooking blog 
you will find many dimensional dolls and creations.
The tip that I want to share today is that you have to rug hook or punch your loops close together
The close together loops are necessary to keep the backing from showing through 
after the piece is assembled and stuffed.  
If you were to needle punch or rug hook as you have been taught to
keep the backing from buckling 
your backing will show when you stuff.
It is a little hard on your hands to do this as you must
force the hook or needle punch into the backing fabric.

If you have any questions about Dimensional Rug Hooking or Needle Punch just post it in the comments.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Heaven to Betsy Wools

Sure wish I could feed my wool addiction. These wools look good enough to eat to a Rug Hooker.
Check out the wonderful wools of 

I have not tried these personally but I have heard from several Rug Hookers that these a great wools.
I like that you do not have to buy a full yard. They have half yard prices.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lizzy Beth Bunny

 Lizzy Beth has found a new home

 Prims Nest

This rabbit has been on my mind for several years. As an artist there comes a time when what you have envisioned and often drawn must be created. This is the case with Bunny Rabbit Lizzy Beth. She wanted to be created and I am thrilled with the results.

Bunny Lizzy Beth is a 14 ½” tall hand hooked free standing doll.
She was hand drawn on linen and hooked with #8 cut strips of wool. The wools used are quality wools and some are hand dyed. The pattern of the wool used for her head, ears, hands and legs really gives her the appearance of having fur. Her dress is various shades of purple and the apron is various shades of pink. Every color used is muted. Notice the bow on her head matches the pink of her apron. The dress has a white collar at the neck, the bottom dress hem is also trimmed in white as well as the sleeves adding a lacy look to the dress. The neck collar also has a little rusty tin bell. Notice the ties of the apron on the back these are strips of wool. Around Lizzy Beth’s legs I created the look of a field of grass filled with raised flowers.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Punky Pumpkin Girl

Punky Pumpkin Girl 

Often you will find me creating three dimensional creations from what most people think of as one dimension art forms. Punky Pumpkin Girl is holding a little Lumina jack-o-lantern in her arms. The spider on her dress stands out even more with embroidery stitched long legs. Notice the fun red and white striped stockings on her legs. This OOAK creation is 5 ½” tall and she is weighted. Punky Pumpkin Girl was needle punched in over dyed six strand floss. As you can see from the two photos she is needle punched on both sides and is a free standing doll. This is the third in a series of Needle Punched little dolls that I am creating. This would be the perfect addition to your Halloween collectibles.
Pumpkin Girl can be purchased for $49.00 free shipping to the USA

Email me for purchase.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

♥ Sneak Peek Dimensional Rabbit ♥

I like to take photos of works in progress as you see things from a different point of view this way. It is also good to hold the project up in front of a mirror to see a different perspective. 
This is my Dimensional Rug Hooked Rabbit in progress. 
As you can see the apron on the one side doesn't match so this showed me that I need to add more purple to the one side. This has been a fun project. She is over 14" tall. 
Stay tuned for more... on this primitive Dimensional Rabbit. 

This is a copy righted original design from me JoEllen of BeFRuiTFuL KReaTioNS.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dimensional Rabbit Doll

This week I am trying my hand at a standing Dimensional Rabbit Girl Doll. She is over a foot tall. She will probably have a basket in her arms full of eggs. We will see.
I almost have the front part hooked on this Rabbit. 
I will probably put this up for direct purchase 
The Prims Nest 

This is a new online market that will open it's doors to customers on March 1st.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tip Using A Rug Hooked Frame for Needle Punch

 Tip Using A Rug Hooked Frame for Needle Punch

I use my rug hooking frame for keeping my fabric tight for punch needle projects. Most fiber artists use Weavers Cloth for their needle punch projects. The cost of this fabric can get pricey. My tip of the day is to sew the Weavers cloth into another piece of fabric. You can pick up fabric at yard sales or the sales fabric at fabric stores. You can reuse this over and over. 

Just cut a piece of your inexpensive fabric large enough to fit on your frame and large enough to go around your needle punch piece. Fold the outer edge under and sew to keep the outer edge from fraying. The with a pencil and ruler draw out a section in the center that is a little smaller then the outer edge of your weavers cloth. Then cut this center section out. Kind of like a picture frame goes around a picture. Pin your weavers cloth to the outer fabric and sew your weavers cloth into the opening. 

When you are done punching your piece just cut out close to where you sewed the weavers cloth to the other fabric. 

Reuse this outer picture frame fabric over and over again.

To keep the weavers cloth from fraying around the edge and getting into your needle punch project while working it just fold under the edge and sew before you attach it to the outer fabric.
I have not found this to be much of a problem so I do not do this step. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

A fun Tutorial From Betty

Primitivebettys is a great blog from my friend Betty. 

You will love this fun Primitive needle punch tutorial!

Click on title of post to head there.
Thanks Betty

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Witches Boot Flying Witch

Halloween Queens Bootique Offering for February

Hang this fun Witches Boot up anywhere a great piece to add to your Halloween collection.  Primitive Needle Punch at it's finest in this new Halloween Flying Witch design.
Miss Batilda is flying around in the gold and orange sky wondering "Witch Way" to go. She is pondering whether she should go east or west? That fun black cat seems to be trying to scare her with his words BOO or maybe he is trying to help her decide “Witch Way” to go.
This is an original design and is my third in a series of primitive Halloween designs that I am creating. This Witches boot is 8" tall and 6” wide. Needle punched on weaver’s cloth with a fun fall palette of colors. I used mainly antiqued DMC floss in the punching of this boot. The backside of the boot is black wool hand sewn to the front. This witch's boot has been stuffed with fiberfill with mustard and maroon pip berries coming out of the top. Did you notice the three rusty tin bells that embellish this boot? The hanger is jute.

Special orders being taken cost would be $65.00 with free shipping

Monday, January 24, 2011

Primitive Needle Punch

I am a Fiber Artist and doll maker. 
Halloween all year has been a goal for a long time and I did launch into this last year 
 This month I started another Witches boot needle punch design. 
The punching is completed on this and today will find me assembling the boot. 
You will love this new design. 
The Queen Castle Bootique is updated the 1st of every month. 

I also have joined a new market that will be opening in March.
It is called The Prim Nest and you can read about it at the Prim Nest blog
This top artist filled market will update the 1st and the 15th of each month.


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