Monday, September 8, 2008

Chucks & A Rag Rug

Old Navy hoodie, Jones New York tee, Anne Klein jeans,
Chuck Taylors, Swatch watch

This is what I wore to some out-of-home classes today. I had gym, so I couldn't wear a skirt or dress or non-sneaker shoes, so my options were fairly limited. Still, I liked this outfit, due predominantly to my pink & black Chucks. I've owned them for 3 years now, and I love how they add an artsy, street vibe to whatever I'm wearing.




In the projects realm, I'm working on a rag rug. My uncle visited last week and helped us build an awesome fort, and I took on the job of decorating the inside. Besides this rug, I'm also making curtains.
I purposely picked bright scraps and organized them by color to create a rainbow design. I'm very pleased with the result, and I think rag rugs are a practical, eco-friendly way to recycle fabric scraps. I used this tutorial (more or less). I didn't bother to cut perfect strips, and instead of sewing them together, I tied them. I've had some problems with buckling, but I found I can flatten in out fairly well with a hot steam iron. I'm considering writing my own tutorial, so if you'd be interested, please tell me.

12 comments:

w said...

well it's quite nice! great job!

HomeMadeOriginals said...

Love your rag rug!

Julie said...

Nice shoes! :) Your new blog looks great. Have fun!

Jenn Maruska said...

Nice blog! Hope your rug turns out just the way you want it to. : )

yellowfish said...

Oh! the rug is turning out great- I would love to make one of those!

Jennifer said...

I love that rug! I would love to learn how to do that.

Giftbearer said...

Very nice rug! I like the outfit in the post below too!

Infinite Cosmos said...

that rag rug rocks!!

emily said...

omg, that rug is AMAZING!

MWah.fashion said...

i like your rag rug, i didsomething like that once! but it was tiny.

Vinyl Rocks My World said...

I've been wanting to make a rag rug for quite some time now! Yours is turning out excellent! :D
Makes me want to make one even more!

DZFANTASY said...

Cute blog and love the colorful rag rug!!

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