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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rainy Day Craft


It was said that we were supposed to get a nor'easter last night into today and tonight. That nor'easter turned out to be just a plain old rainy day, which I won't complain about! Some snow before March would be nice, but I don't want to have to worry about 11 feet of snow above my mailbox this year.

So I've turned on some Ella Fitzgerald, lit a candle or two, and am trying to enjoy a morning of ambiance while working here at my desk.

Later, I hope to delve into some things that I've got stewing in my brain and that are half scribbled down in a log book that I want to materialize. But for now, I'll relax with my second cup of coffee and leave you with this lovely tutorial for making a braided rug over at Moda Bakeshop.

I've seen tutes using old t-shirts and things for a more practical but less color-controlled rug. I imagine if you can go without buying as many materials as possible, it's a better bet. It also may be more sentimental if you braided in old kid's tees and your husband's old raggedy work shirts or something.

But this is cute, and would make a great rainy day project! If you have scraps, go for it! Why the hell not, right? A rug this size takes 4 yards of white fabric and a "sweet honey bun" of other fabric (which is 40 strips of 1½" x 45").

And oh yeah, if you do want to buy the fabric at Joann's, use this coupon for 50% one item, won't you?

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