Friday, July 11, 2014

Crafty Freaks #1

Phew! I finished my first project for the Crafty Freaks challenge over at Little Minx.

I knew I wanted to do something with the rope I had left over from the macrame hangers I made last year.

Being a hoarder it felt like such a waste to throw it all away!

I played around with a few different ways of joining the rope together with crochet to make a bowl but for some reason I was getting shooting pains up my arms! I then decided to see if I could sew them together with a large needle and some heavy thread. This is what I came up with....a mat

It measures 85cm across and is made of  9mm heavy duty rope.

(The underside)

My daughter loves it and has requested it for her room where it will get lost under a pile of clothes etc....

It would look great made in a solid colour or done in patterns. You could also make it in different shapes by not starting with a circular coil. I'm thinking of making a black elliptical shaped one for my front door!

Now I have 2 weeks to come up with my next project....

It's not too late to join, so if you'd like to pop over to Little Minx and sign up!


  1. this is just fabulous - you are a clever clever creator. Love it - looking forward to the next project indeed!

    1. Thanks, Joanna! It was fun but a bit hard on the fingers...

  2. I love it Claire. Like totally!!!

    1. Thanks, Kylie! Got my next project lined up....