Wednesday, September 14, 2016

More weaving . . .

I really am having a wonderful time weaving these table runners/decoration mats!

My problem is that every one that I make, I want to keep or give away.

I have just listed four of them on my ETSY Store.

I am going to continue making them.
Seeing what weaves up on my loom is a process I love!

Each are woven with either a 100% cotton thread or a 
cotton/linen yarn and high quality Batik Fabric.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day! 

Friday, August 26, 2016

A new table runner!

For a while now, I have been wanting to weave a table runner
using fabric. I have read a lot of information that is available on the Internet
as well as in some of my books and including purchasing patterns. Never felt quite
comfortable in taking the plunge. BUT, I finally did! 

I am really glad I did the research ~ no one resource
had all of the answers, tips or techniques.
My suggestion for anyone who wants to make one of these is to simply do it!

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Batik Fabric Jelly Roll by Moda

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 My 20" Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle Loom

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 Full length view of finished table runner

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 Decorated with plant and pumpkins on my table.

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Close up view of these beautiful colors!

I am so happy I finally put away my fear in making this.
Will I make another? YOU BETCHA!!!!!!

Have a marvelous day and thanks for looking!

Monday, July 25, 2016

More on the way . . .

I really am enjoying weaving my own fabric and turning it into beautiful
decorative home decor pieces. Here is the latest!

Indian Summer Penny Rug

I just love the autumn colors of this penny rug ~ my husbands favorite too!

Check back soon, this e-pattern will be up on
PinetreeStudiosStore on ETSY soon!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Oh happy day!!!!

I am so excited to have finally finish writing the e-pattern
for this Jewel Tone Stained Glass Penny Rug!!!!

 Measures approximately 10.5" x 17"

I've had so many wonderful comments made about this penny rug.
It is so vibrant and looks great under one of my Tiffany Lamps!

The jewel tone pennies are cut from a fabric I wove on my pin loom.
So relaxing and it really does make up fast!

The nicest aspect of this Stained Glass Penny Rug is there will never
be another one made exactly like it! So unique!!!

Click on over to our ETSY Store for the e-pattern.

Occasionally I will be putting up finished ones for sale too!

Thanks for looking ~ have a GREAT day!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

New Patterns and Home Decor Goodies!

Been very busy!

There are several new e-patterns and finished Home Decor goodies
at our ETSY Store ~ come take a look!!!

 Dogwood "Whatever" Mat
Finished Product and E-Pattern

 Pine Cone Tile Coasters

 Crocheted Cotton Coasters

 Patriotic Crocheted Coasters

Pumpkins ~ Mini Photo/Art Holders

Hope to enjoy!!

Monday, February 29, 2016

When all of this started . . .

I was "Spring" cleaning and changing out my decor when
I happened upon this penny rug.

This was my very first penny rug I designed and, I have to say
that after all of this time, it has really held up well.

I tried to replicate it a few years ago and couldn't find the exact colors
that I had originally used. So I went looking for similar
colors and found some that were close enough. I will say though, even now,
not all of the second choice colors are available.

I have had custom order requests for this design and even though I designed this
in 2008, it's is becoming a "classic" and I believe will
be a pattern that can be used years to come regardless of using
the colors I had originally used.

Dogwood Penny Rug
designed by Mary Elizabeth Martin/Pinetree Studios
Two colors choices

I am happy to say that this pattern is still going strong
and can be found at our ETSY Store.

Thanks for looking and have an awesome day!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Falling Maple Leaves Collection

Almost every time I offer a new pattern I say it’s my favorite and this time is no different.
I absolutely love the fall. This collection speaks to me of all of the things
I love about Autumn;  the colors, the smell of apple and pumpkin pie,
the changes in temperature, the way I feel like I can just slow down a bit.

This Falling Maple Leaves Collection includes Coasters, "Whatever" Mats and a Twirlie
and was made from National Nonwovens Woolfelt.

 Falling Maple Leaves Coasters

  Falling Maple Leaves"Whatever" Mats

  Falling Maple Leaves Twirlie

 This collection is now available at our ETSY Store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

Monday, February 22, 2016

"Whatever" Mats . . .

I just can not believe how quickly the days have passed!
I have been so busy creating new designs ~ I have completely lost track of the time!

So, what have I been doing? Keep on reading ~ here is ONE new concept.

Penny Rug? Decorative Mat? Coaster? Mug Mat?

It's a "Whatever" Mat. 
Whatever you need to use it for, under a candy dish, a vase, a mug, a candle, whatever . . .
The “Whatever” Mats are meant to be a smaller version of the “traditional” sized penny rugs. 

Because of their size, I believe they are more versatile for decoration purposes.
Have a long dining table like I have? . . . make several and place them down the middle
of the table instead of one long runner. They are also the perfect size for narrow tables,
end tables, night stands, book shelves, whatever . . . ;)

Bunnies "Whatever" Mat Collection

Bunnies "Whatever" Mat Collection
This "Whatever" Mat was made using Wool and Floss from Weeks Dye Works

This piece is part of a Bunnies "Whatever" Mat Collection.
I have really enjoyed working on this collection. As a bonus for purchasing this e-pattern 
in my ETSY Store I have included the templates for two more designs,
Springtime Run (Bunnies and Flowers) and Easter Run (Bunnies and Eggs). 
Each measures approximately 8.5" x 8.5" 

More to come soon!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!