Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 Rug is Finished!

My 2014 rug is finished!
This is a small, two colour rug for my kitchen.  I used the Aunt Philly's Toothbrush tool and instructions. 
To see the other rugs I have made, click here for 2012 scrappy rug, and here for 2013 co-ordinated blue and yellow rug.
I bought yardage on sale for this rug (as opposed to using scraps) and it took 4 meters of fabric. 
I wish there was more green to add around the outside, but that is as much fabric as I had. So this rug cost me $16 to make...not bad for a rug that is machine washable that will outlast me! It is the flatest rug I have made so far.



I tried to teach my grandpup Max how to pose for photos but he had a difficult time comprehending.
"Okay, so you want me to do what?"





"You want me to actually sit on the rug and I won't get in trouble?"








"Show me the treats, and I'll think about it!"

He is a work in progress!

15 comments:

  1. oh what an adorable model ! love the rug, I have wanted to try making one of these for a long time. I certainly have strips I could use!!!! but I do like the 2 colors, great price for a rug mho !
    Kathie

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  2. You have a great rug here. Very appealing!

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  3. What a cute rug. I'm not familiar with the Aunt Philly's Toothbrush tool ... and I'm heading to the link you provided right now.

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  4. Love how your rug turned out and you had a great model for it too! Even if he needed a treat! lol Kathi

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  5. Your model is doing a great job! Nice rug too!

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  6. Another finish for this year! Working with animals..can be a hardship. Feeling your pain/joy...we got a new puppy this past weekend. Oh how I forget what it is like to have a little one in the house! Pics to come!!

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  7. LOVE the rug...I bought one of those tools a few years back and have not yet tried it out. My grandmother used to braid and make huge floor rugs and I have always wanted to try one. Thanks for the beautiful nudge!

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  8. My Mom likes to make these rugs. She does all scrappy, but I love this two color. Beautifully done.

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  9. Great looking rug ... Do you know why this one is flatter? Experience or fewer scrappy seams?

    Max has great potential!

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  10. Bravo - nice finish and Max is a cutie!
    How wide are your strips? I started a rug recently and it's soooo stiff and heavy.

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  11. I am as impressed by the little hand made rug as I am by the fact that you found fabric for $4/m!

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  12. I love your rug! I am sure as soon as you put your camera up Max sat right down on the rug! lol

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