Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Surrounded By Cats

I've had several people asking about my halloween pennyrug, so I thought I'd share about it. It stitches up fairly quickly and is such a comical piece. Everyone always comments on it. I did make it myself from wool felt and it's from the pattern Surrounded by Cats designed by Lakeview Primitives Make sure to check all of her great wool patterns. I have several on my to buy list--someday.
Here's a tip too for making penny rugs. Trace your pattern pieces onto the dull side of freezer paper. Iron it--shiny side down, to your wool or wool felt and then cut it out. It makes for more accurate cutting and I find it much faster and the freezer paper templates can be used over and over again. As Martha would say--It's a good thing!