Monday, April 25, 2011

Made on Mondays--Locker Hooking!

Well, my first attempt at Locker Hooking was a success (after some redoing and adjusting). I learned a lot and realized how much fun Locker Hooking is.

I got my materials and tools together.

Seen in the picture above are scissors (they were my mom's), locker hook, tapestry needle, locking medium, and rug canvas.

And here is the yarn I used and the fabric cut into 3/4" strips.

I decided a bracelet would be something easy to start with. Here was my inspiration:

I found the picture here at Color Crazy. Color Crazy is owned by Theresa Pulido, and she is the author of hook, loop & lock (the Locker Hooking book we purchased).

Here is my first try. Beth and I decided it was too wide and too big around. I hadn't gotten far, so it wasn't a big deal. I cut all the fabric pieces out and cut the rug canvas to make it smaller (both length and width).

I started again and...

Here is my finished product. I think it turned out rather cute for my first attempt. We still think it is too big around, so I will make the next one smaller.

Be looking for these bracelets and more to show up in our shop.

Have a great day!


We're linking up at....


Get Your Craft On Tuesday

Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

Somewhat Simple


Boogieboard Cottage



Lorrie said...

I agree. It is adorable. I love the colors. So perfect for spring. Great project. From the Victorian Rabbit

Jeanna said...

Awesome! So cute.

Jeanna @

ratty daddy dinkdum said...

Thank you so much Lorrie and Jeanna!!! :) We appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to leave such sweet comments!! :)

I'm Rachel. said...

I love your bracelets! What a great idea!

ratty daddy dinkdum said...

Rachel, We appreciate your sweet comment. Be looking for our bracelets soon in our Etsy shop. Have a great day!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Denise - These are super cool - I have never seen this technique and love the look! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today! Hope you have a fabulous week ~ Stephanie Lynn

ratty daddy dinkdum said...

Hi Stephanie Lynn, Actually my daughter, Beth, was the one who linked to your showcase. We are partners in this crazy venture. :) Thanks for making the Sunday Showcase available, and thanks for featuring our bracelet. We really appreciate it. Hope you have a great week also! Denise

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

Saw this at Today's Creative Blog and LOVE this. I never would have thought you could make a bracelet this way.

Hannah McConnell said...

Cute Idea... visiting your shop now to see you stuff.
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Kate said...

such a cute project! i'd make one for myself if i wasn't feeling so lazy!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This is a really neat idea! They turned out super nice! :)

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

Patrice said...

Looks great! Thanks for linking up with Lemon Tree today!

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