Thursday, August 11, 2011

Coaster Designed by Sweet Petunia

Over the past few weeks, I have been getting up in the morning before everyone else to sew. Yes to sew. It seems that I really can get a lot more done even if it is just an hour or so before my daughters wake up and our summer day has begun. The night before I have been setting my ever so faithful coffee maker to start brewing at 5:00 a.m., so that my favorite roast of coffee is ready and waiting for me to begin my day. 

Earlier in the summer, my oldest daughter made the request that she wanted to "craft" everyday during the summer. We pretty much have kept up with the pace of creating something new each day. One project she designed is something so very dear to me now... and that is my official coffee coaster that she made me one afternoon off of a potholder loom.

It has not been until recently that we started reworking with the potholder loom just due to a patience level and end loops coming off of the looms. After we had done several coasters for our home, I started doing some additional research on other types of fiber arts that might be good projects for her to work on, and expand the weaving and heirloom treasures that one can create.

I came across a website that really intrigued me called Blueberry Forest Toys. They have several types of children's looms that allow them to grow their art/fiber skills. Such looms include children's tapestry looms, lap looms, wonder wand lap looms, peg looms and other types of potholder looms. Each of these using cotton thread/fibers.

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