5.20.2013

::Putting My Feet Up::

How are you this beautiful day!? Things have been happy and hectic. I'm here for one primary reason today. And that is to be a... 

SHOW OFF!!




This creation turned out pretty terrific, I think! It was one of those sad little finds from the thrift store. You know, the kind that most people pass by because it looks haggard and tired and ugly--with no potential. Underneath this gloriousness is a black vinyl, button-missing, sad-looking little footstool. But I rescued it! I could see its potential and knew that it could become something beautiful! What do you think?


I started with Tamara's Magic Spike Mandala pattern (from Moogly) as a jumping off point (through the bright yellow round) and then took off on my own. The squares on the sides are from the first three rounds of that same pattern, but then I added an additional round to make them squares. It was really a make-it-up-as-you-go-along sort-of project. 


It was a lot of work. But a LOT of fun! Phew!

I guess I ought to put my feet up and rest a while. There. I'm resting. For a minute anyway. Where's my yarn and hook? 


I'm off!! Be well. Be peaceful. Be happy. Be colorful.

{On the Board} -- She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.                           --Proverbs 31:13


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23 comments:

  1. splendid!!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  2. Wow, I want to have one for me.

    Lisa

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  3. Lovely and colourful!!

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    1. Thanks, Preeti! As most know, I'm not really afraid of color!
      Susan

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    2. Umm l o v e. This!! Well done love, it is a labour of love I'm sure but wonderful

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  4. What a great footstool! Awesome job!

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  5. Oh MY! This is absolutely beautiful!!

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  6. Amazing work! That foot stool must be thanking you. You just turned a frog into a handsome prince! :))

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    1. LOL! Thanks! It is so fun to pick up sad and ugly items that everyone else walks by and see potential for beauty there! Wait until you see this pathetic office chair redo that is my next project!
      Susan

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  7. That's wonderful so lovely I want one. I must start making one now! Thank you for popping into my blog and commenting glad to have found your lovely blog x

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  8. If you didn't tell us, we'd never know that an ugly vinyl foot stool lived under all that beautiful color!! Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks, Robin! I feel a little tricky. ;)
      Susan

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  9. Congratulations and my compliments!

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    1. Thanks, Elisabeth. That means a LOT coming from you!
      Susan

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  10. Hi, you did such a beautiful job on the foot stool. I love all the bright colors! I was at the Hookin on Hump Day link party and saw it.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  11. Awesomeness! You should totally link it up at CrochetHappy too!

    http://crochethappy.com/wp/link-up-share-2/

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  12. I love your stuff Felted Button..I even just like the name :)

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! I'm going to link up at CrochetHappy right now!
      Susan

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  13. Absolutely stunning foot stool! What a great job!
    Cheers
    Barbara

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    1. I appreciate the compliment. Thank you, Barbara.

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  14. Absolutely colorful and riot of a foot stool! I am sure your feet must be one happy pair now :) LOVE the way you have worked up the colors Susan..

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    1. As you probably know by now, I'm a lover of all things colorful--and yarny! It really makes me happy and I'm not afraid to use it! Lol! Thanks for the kind words.

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  15. Gorgeous, Gorgeous footstool cover. That will surely be the centre of attention in your living room. I'm looking forward already to seeing your next project.
    Coincidentally I'm covering one extremely old and grotty footstool myself at present,with crochet of course- I am a crochet addict! LOL!

    Great blog ! I'm your newest follower.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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