Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Finishes...

The sun is shining and the snow is so pretty and glistening outside... and it's Friday, YAY!

I finished up these two projects this past week. The first one is the hand sampler that I started after Mason was born. It's all my kids hands as they were in February of 2010. I had the frame in the basement, but it wasn't quite the right size, so I added fabric to the top and bottom. Of course now it is bothering me seeing how crooked I sewed the bottom piece! I may have to fix that, or just leave it and pretend it makes it more handmade and old looking,LOL!

They kind of look like a bunch of turkeys, you know the hand ones you made in grade school :) Not sure where I'm going to hang it, but most likely will be in the family room as it is the colors of that room.
And here is the crocheted rug. It ended up being almost 4' by 6', it is laying on a rug that size so you can see the comparison
I had at first crocheted a scalloped edge around the whole thing, but I didn't like the look, so I ripped it all out and put a simple edging on of a contrasting cotton yarn that was a smaller weight.
The kids liked it here in front of the fireplace because it was soft and squishy, but it's not the look I want there. It's going to end up in a bathroom I think, maybe when we move. And don't laugh at how wonky it is! It's hard crocheting something that big and keeping it even, especially when you aren't following a pattern and just throwing in stitches where you see necessary :)(ya, I work that way).
Have a magnificent weekend,



  1. I really love the hands,it's a great idea.I love the mat too,don't worry about it being a bit wobbly ,isn't life a bit like looks are such a talented girl,oh that you lived a bit closer to

  2. I love your framed hands, what a great treasure! As for your rug, I think it looks fine, if I had done it, it would probably be curled up like a bath tub! I did a mini rug for a doll house, once and that is how it turned out!...Have a great weekend.


  3. Impressive! Love the hands piece! Have a great weekend.

  4. Oh I adore the hand frame! I have wanted to do something like that for a long time, maybe this is what I needed to see! The rug is lovely, but I don't crochet so I can not appreciate it as fully as someone who does crochet, but it is beautiful!

  5. The hands are wonderful. What perfect memories. I like the "wonky" rug too! LOL It would be perfect as a bath mat! Isn't it funny how kids appreciate things...not by how it looks, but by how soft and squishy it is!

  6. Wonderful!
    Love the hands.
    Great idea.

  7. Lovwe the hands..what a great idea!

  8. your sampler of the children's hands is awesome what a great idea, a piece to truly cherish as they grow.. your crocher rug is lovely..

  9. Great job on the rug and I really love the hand prints of all of your children..It's adorable..

  10. I went the the only thrift store within 45 minutes today, hoping to find some treasures. I know I don't have your touch or imagination, but I came away empty handed. Darn it! I tried, I really did!


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