Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Tale of Two Santas ~


I'm on a roll here.  I finished not one, but two Santas.  The pattern is by Lori Rippey (Homespun Prims) and you can purchase the pattern here.


As you can see, I took out the black "definition" line and decided that the direction of the hooking was enough to define the arm.  Much better, me thinks.



The first picture was taken without the flash and the red is closer to the true color.


Taken with the flash, the pic is crisp but the color is much too bright.  


I've even got them bound and the labels sewn on. Is this the new, improved me?  Most likely not :)


Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

15 comments:

Farm Girl said...

I am so impressed. You got them hooked and bound. That is awesome. That is a very cute pattern too. Good job.

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Lauren, really looks wonderful, love them both

HomeSpunPrims said...

Lauren,
What a thrill for me to see my design come to life by another rug hooker. Thank you so much for sharing and for the link. You did a great job on both rugs.
Big hugs, Lori

Penny said...

Wonderful Santas... you did a great job!

The Wool Cupboard said...

Your two Santas look great, Lauren! These two side by side really showcase how wool color and texture can change the whole look of a rug. Love both your versions of this pattern, but I'm aways drawn to darker backgrounds ;0)

Hugs, Linda

P.J. said...

I am looking for labels for my rugs; where did you get yours? Love these Santas! I see a pillow in my future. :) Great hooking; I like your definition.

Earlene Landis said...

Love the simplicity of the Santas Lauren.
Happy Wednesday
Earlene

denise said...

they're beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julia said...

I love your Santas, I like that you use some labels on your rugs. I would like to see a tutorial on doing the labels if you have time. I read the direction but I would like to see how it's done.

Hugs,
JB

Jacqueline said...

Whoo Hoo completely done and 2 of them. Love the pattern and colors. You did a great job !

woolwoman said...

wonderful Santa's - I LOVE the blue one - very unique and the faces are so cute. YGG - enjoy them - Mel

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Lauren,
Love them both! You are sure on a roll. Bound and labeled and everything! I like the blue one better without the beauty line, glad you took it out.
Melinda







Melinda

acorn hollow said...

I love them! I need to get to it I have a rug on the frame but I am always doing something else.
Cathy

Saundra said...

Great Belsnickles. I've been away for a few days and so out of the loop and have missed much. I like what you've hooked and like both the red and the blue. If seeing both in a store I'd have a hard time choosing so would probably buy both.

Saundra

Kim said...

I love them. I bought this pattern too. I better hurry up and hook one or the holidays will be over.