Laughing Dog Arts

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dagnabit!

Rats. Ran out before I was finished.  I thought I had more of that varied blue print in my fabric stash but nope.  It is gone, and I still have 6 inches left to crochet.  So I searched for something close.
What do you think?  It will have to do. There is enough of this other fabric to go around the rug a few more rounds. It's only a rug after all, not great art.  I'm just trying to use up some of my rayon fabric stash left over from my garment making days.  I've got a ways to go yet.

Be well.
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26 comments:

Mary Fox of Fox On The Run said...

Bummer! Jan, it is looking great! Mine's in slo mo...:>))

Glenn Stenson said...

You might not call it art, but I'd feel guilty wiping my feet on this thing of beauty.

Lisa Criswell said...

it's looking great! i agree with glenn...i'd hate to stand on it and get it dirty!

Marlene said...

Dang I hate when that happens. This is a beautiful rug. My grandmother made "rag rugs" you couldn't go into any of my aunts houses without seeing one of these rugs. I love them.

sonja said...

you done good. using what you have lets the element of surprise in. the muse loves that. i like the larger print for my senior eyes!!!

Tanya said...

Great way to use up fabric! I was thinking I'd like to crochet a rug one of these days too. I do have the fabric for it...

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Lookin good to me, I am sure it will be covered with muddy paw prints before long and the who will know. That's how it works in my house!!! Ha Ha. Can you teach me to crochet? I would love to crochet my own dog beds for Ella to chew up! You get the picture. xox Corrine

Carol said...

You've got me thinking. I have a ton of rayon skirts that I have been keeping because I love the material. This might be just the project for them.

yoborobo said...

I think that looks like a good match. And that rug is really pretty! xo

maddyrose said...

Looks good to me. I still haven't gotten around to starting a rug but now I'm thinking I should start cutting strips and work on one over the long winter months.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Go for it. My grandmother used to do these rugs and I remember the thing I loved most were the subtle transitions from one fabric to another.
I had no idea she was using scraps up---I just thought it was to *make it pretty*!
It will be fine Jan~~you'll be happy!

XXOO~~
Anne

Linda in New Mexico said...

The rug is lovely and the fabric you have to use is going to be wonderful. How fun. I haven't done one of these in years...hmmmmmm maybe GK should learn how. Yet another forced fun event coming on, I think. Linda

Anja said...

Perhaps I didn't understand it all, but the substitute fabric will work well. Was great fun making it I assume.

Robbie said...

Must be the time of year...my friend is also making a rug from fabric but she's braiding hers. Nice piece! Colors are great, actually!

Heloise said...

Great colours. Will remind you of the warm summer weather on cold dark days.

Laura said...

Looks pretty cool to me...haven't seen a rug like that in so long..warms my heart.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Just enjoy this beautiful rug!!! Life is too short! Peace, Mary Helen

Beadwright said...

I love the color. Can't wait to see the finished piece.
Nicole/Beadwright

Maggi said...

Looks like it's going to work really well. I love the colours. I've never thought of crocheting a rug, what a great idea. What does Charlie do to them?

Elena said...

Just a rug? I'm w/ Glenn, I wouldn't want to step on it either. Such beautiful summer sky colors. Oh so cool that you've been creating so much.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Jan,
I see you are still creating gorgeous pieces of work.
Well done, sorry for my absence, lots of stuff going on in my life.
Creative hugs,
Anna

April said...

Love this 2nd choice fabric! Looks like a 1st choice to me! :oD

April said...

Okay....so did anyone else notice that the word caterpillars had the 'pill' part of the word brown? Well, Jan had to explain it to me....there is a meaning to it! Jan, you are so clever! Waaaaay over my head, tho! Teehee!

Jan said...

I'm so subtle. Don't know if anyone else even noticed that little secret message, heheh.

Linda said...

Well it looks like great art to me! I'd love that in my bathroom... :-)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I think it goes wonderfully. Nice rug!