Link Love: Rag Rugs, More Hexies, & a PC Bracelet

19 Jul 2013

Well sure... I can always work later. It's your call, Mr. Cat.

"I don't see why you need to work when you have all THIS available."

So, Tammy and I have been talking about this whole Link Love project. We both love it, and we'd also love to get more of you playing along. It's a real old-school pleasure, giving link love to other bloggers in a more thoughtful way than the usual headlong social-media manner.

We've decided to try a little experiment in August: each week's Link Love posts will have a theme. Here they are, so you can plan ahead if you like:

  • On August 2, Link Love will focus on sharing your five favorite tutorials.
  • On August 9, Link Love will focus on links representing your five favorite topics.
  • On August 16, Link Love turns to your blog, and you can share your five most popular posts this year. (But exclude giveaways, please.)
  • On August 23, Link Love focuses on links representing your five favorite projects from any blog you read.

…As always, the way to participate is to make a post on your blog, and then come back here and insert your link into the linky at the bottom of this post. Happy Friday!

Crocheted Rag Rug on eHow

How to Make a Crochet Rag Rug, by me, on eHow

I had a great time making this rug, using old sheets and some stash fabric I've had around for years. Rug crochet works up pretty quickly, and the giant hook makes you feel like quite the boss. Pushkin has claimed this thing as his special property, as usual.


Plastic Canvas Bracelet, on Crafts Unleashed

…Like this wasn't going to make it into my five fave links of the week. This is a smart construction, in which you cut small pieces of PC in all their pretty colors, and string them on elastic cord. Great afternoon project for bored kids, methinks.


English Paper Piecing: Sewing Hexie Flowers, from The Zen of Making

Haley's excellent series on EPP continues with a detailed how-to on sewing your hexies together. I'm excited to see what she's building with these flowers!


Making Digital Mandalas from Photos, on iHanna

This is neato! Hanna shows you how to take a photo and turn it into an intricate mandala, using a web-based program called SumoPaint. You could use these mandalas in cards and collages, or have them printed on fabric, wallpaper, or decals over at Spoonflower.


Painted Rope Vase, on Style me Pretty

We've all seen plenty of rope-wrap projects around the craftosphere, but this is the first time I've seen the rope stenciled and painted. I love that added texture!