I am a member of a spinning group that meets once a month. During the summer we dress up like Laura Ingalls,
go to a log cabin at our local county fair, and weave rugs.
Yes, I'm hot in the picture. Not hawt, as one likes to be. It's too hot to be hawt, in mid July, in a rustic cabin, in a long dress.
I cannot tell you how long I have been a part of this group. I have quite a few home made rugs (made by me) and I love them all.
Cleo, Kathy, Debbie, Jan, Me, and Patty
It's bigger, but these are all of the people that were there last night, that made rugs.
These two rugs were made with terrycloth towels. Ripping/cutting them into strips made a mess, and she had to do it outside, but the rugs made from towels turned out beautiful.
This rug was made from denim. Great idea. Who doesn't have a stash of jeans that don't fit!
The rest were made from scraps of leftover material.
link and vote for TJ Phillips (Kathy Hopper) who makes beautiful, hand made rugs for a living. She has a special way that she makes them, out of denim, and she is up for a handmade award from Martha Stewart. This would be a huge boom for her business. I have known her for years, as she is a part of our spinning group. She has set up at many markets and fairs to get the word out about her rugs. She also used to have a brick and mortar shop. Read the story, I think you will find it interesting. And please vote for her. Thanks!
Also, I'm linking up with Give a Girl a Blog who has a Currently Creative Link-Up going on. I found out about her through Mel, who has Day to Day blog, which can be found on my side bar. Go to Give a Girl a Blog and see what other creative bloggers have been up to. And there's plenty of time to add your creative post!