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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Almost Finished ~

Usually when I'm at this stage of a rug ~
between blocking & binding,
I like to just lay it on a chair and look at it for a day ...
Scrap Cat ~ ©Notforgotten Farm
 I used so many pieces of scrap wool from other rugs for this little one ~
and I am pleased with my results!
lots of wool in there!

it's size is approx. 11" x 9"...
and it will be turned into a purse as well.
now I just have to figure out what type of purse :)
a handbag with shorter handles?
another long strapped one to wear across your chest? (my personal fav)
or, maybe I'll have to dream a little and come up with something different...we'll see.
time to put on my thinkin' cap :)

I am also happy with this cat's tiny little eyeball    >^..^<
I cut the black and white wool strips super-skinny
and worked them in after hooking the outline of the eye...
sorry about the blur and the cat hair!

in a different light

and under my ott lamp's light ~

...... a better snap of his eye:

what's wrong with my camera today?
So, how many of you hookers out there 'fit in' little details of your rugs like I did for the eye?
did you plan on doing that or was it a 'happy accident' like mine was :)
I will try to replicate this again and hope it works out as good ~
I'm working on another video tutorial too,
this one will be a series of how I start & finish a rug,
...with all of the steps in between.
I gaurantee it will be interesting to say the least!
Have a wonderfully creative wednesday my friends!!
Lori from
Notforgotten Farm


Simplethyme Prims said...
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thesimplethyme said...

Love scrappy cat!..have fun today!

Sorry for the comment delete..

Robin ~ Bird In The Hand Primitives ~ said...

wow Lori....you have created a wonderfully unique rug and design...It looks authentically antique and folky !!
I would love to have a purse in this design with a long strap for hanging across the chest ...No one is getting MY beautiful handmade pouch....!!!just let a purse snatcher try to grab it !!1...lol

kelley said...

Lori the cat is wonderful....but you MUST sell us the pattern for the sheep with notions in your header...bwaaa it's the best...I'm going to be sleepless until I can hook it!!!

NMK said...

Love your Kitty ! So many colors thru the piece & it adds so much...I can't wait to see your "how-to" for finishing your rugs. Can't wait to see how you finish it too .... you always do such neat work !

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Love your little kitty!
So inspiring you are!
Looking forward to the finish.
Prim Blessings

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Lovin' that scrap cat . . . and the name too!

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful kitty. I vote for a long handle bag. Not a "hooker" yet but will be zoon.

gracie said...

A wonderful design...

Martha Doe said...


As usual...another beautiful hooked piece. It will make a sweet purse.

Look forward to your tutorial on starting and finishing hooked rugs; I surely can use the help as I'm quite new to hooking rugs.

Prim Blessings,

Kellie from Indiana said...

Love it, looking forward to the video tuts!

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