Monday, January 20, 2020

Winter Blues Blog Hop


I'm happy to be back after a needed, long break. I was feeling very unmotivated and uninspired, but now I'm raring to go! I'm also happy to be participating in another great hop brought to us by Carla from Creating in the Sticks

Here's the list today's participants:


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I have two projects to share with you today.

During my creative hiatus, I decided to try a new craft. It's a craft that allows me to create something, but not have to think too creatively while doing it lol. The craft is known as "Pin Loom Weaving". I purchased a small loom called "Zoom Loom,"


which creates perfect little 4" woven squares.


The squares are then joined together by one of several methods (I used an overcast stitch), to make whatever project you like. I made a scarf for a dear friend's birthday, and it's blue so I'm sharing it with you in this hop. I wove 24 squares to make the scarf. My friend doesn't like wool near her skin, so I made it from acrylic yarn. The loom definitely works better with wool yarn, the acrylic got a bit stiff as the weave progressed. But I'm very pleased with how it turned out, and she loved it.

 

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My second project is a WoolFelt appliqued piece I'm calling "Morning Glory Candle Mat." It measures 11" and is very quick and easy to stitch up.


If you'd like to make one of your own, here's the link the FREE pattern.

http://busybeeweb.com/ecoughlindesigns/morningglorycandlemat.pdf
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I love to read your comments and will reply to them all via email, unless you are a No Reply Blogger.

Be sure to visit all the participants in this great hop!

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37 comments:

  1. It's great to see you back, and designing already again! That is a wonderful scarf. The wool project appeals to me on so many levels. Thank you so much for the free pattern.

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  2. What a great scarf, and the colour is outstanding. And your little candle mat is so fun. I love hexies, and this was a new way of doing them.

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  3. Love your scarf, I wonder if it would be suitable for children to use....

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  4. Two really nice projects. Thank you for the candle mat pattern also.

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  5. The scarf is beautiful. Love the look of things woven and had not seen that type of weaving before. Thanks for sharing it with us. Your candle mat is also beautiful, thanks for the offer of the pattern.

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  6. I've never seen that loom but find it very interesting. I love the scarf! You always make the cutest wool projects and that candle mat is one of them. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thank you for introducing the loom. I'm tempted to get one and try it out. Your scarf looks so beautiful.

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  8. Great projects, and thanks so much for sharing the candle mat link!

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  9. So much fun to see that lovely loomed scarf and the morning glory candle mat.

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  10. I'm so glad your hiatus re-inspired you. That loom is very interesting. The scarf is a perfect match with a pair of old jeans. My favorite attire! LOL!! What a sweet little morning glory candle mat too! Love it.

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  11. Hi Elizabeth! Welcome back to the blogging and crafting arena. Sometimes a break is just NEEDED, be it for the short-term or long-term. There's no sense trying to force creativity - what's the point? This is supposed to be fun. I love the loom idea - I used to make pot holders way, way, way back in the day. I never would have thought to make my own fabric squares with it! And I just adore the photo of Raven - what a good boy he was, sitting so nicely and posing for his photo. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  12. Lovely scarf. I remember my mom having a small loom similar to that. Wonder what happened to it...would like to try it out. Cute little mat. Love Morning Glory's!

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  13. Sweet projects. Using the squares to make a scarf was a good idea. The mat is cute!

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  14. Two very lovely blue projects - well done!

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  15. Love the scarf and the candle mat is very cute.

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  16. What a lovely scarf! Your friend is very lucky! Your table mat is darling...I like applique that can be done with a machine and I love the texture it gives to the hexies!

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  17. Fun projects and sometimes you just need to step away to get your mojo back. Love the candle mat.

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  18. Very nice Morning glory candle mat. Thx for the pattern.

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  19. Wow, great projects, Elizabeth! Thanks so much for the candle mat pattern. I've started really enjoying wool projects!

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  20. Your projects turned out great! I remember doing loom work like you did when I was a kid. Your scarf looks beautiful. Great job!

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  21. Fantastic blue projects. I'm so glad you enjoyed your hiatus and are ready to get stitching again. Morning Glory is a beauty. Thank you for joining the Winter Blues Blog Hop!

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  22. Love that you tried a new craft and made that scarf - so cute. The candle mat is perfect - hexies are the best!

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  23. I had a loom like that when I was younger. Love the candle mat. Thanks for the pattern!

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  24. I really enjoyed your post. The pin weaving loom looks very intriguing. Thank you for the lovely candle mat pattern. I like the 3-D effect and it looks very easy to do. Thanks for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

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  25. What a lovely gift for your friend. Your BLUE candle mat is SEW sweet!! Perfect projects for the Hop.

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  26. Wonderful woven scarf for your friend and I love morning glories and wool! thanks for the pattern.

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  27. I love seeing new types of crafts! Thanks for sharing your new creations!

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  28. I really like the mat. Very nice.

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  29. The scarf is so pretty and looks like a fun crafty thing to work on! And I love the candle mat, very sweet!

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  30. Beautiful projects! You did a super job on both.

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  31. Such pretty hue of blue in your squares.I'd love to work mini wool projects, but very allergic. This is so sweet.

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  32. Love your wonderful blues! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. What wonderful projects. Love the scarf, I bet using the loom was fun. I can remember having something like it as a child in 4-H and it was fun to use. Thank you for the cute pattern also Elizabeth. It's so pretty.

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  34. Morning Glory is really sweet.

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