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!