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:

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

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  2. Evening Lauren, really looks wonderful, love them both

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  3. 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

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  4. Wonderful Santas... you did a great job!

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  5. 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

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  6. 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.

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  7. Love the simplicity of the Santas Lauren.
    Happy Wednesday
    Earlene

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  8. they're beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. 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

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

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

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  12. 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

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

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  14. 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

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

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