Saturday, January 29, 2011

Check It Out!

Someone told me about a cute shop and I thought that I would share!  It's rare for me to head to the mall but this is exactly were it's located.  When Pigs Fly!  What a cute name and what great finds to be had.   So if your ever in Denton Texas be sure to head out to the mall.  You might be surprised at what you could find.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I love Buttons! So many things that you can do with buttons. Here is one using hooking.  Hook a rosette and then sew a button in the middle. Cut the backing and fold it back ...then glue a round piece of wool to cover the fold!  Sew a pin on the back that you glued and your done.  Quick and easy!  I love those kind of projects!   I can't seem to have enough buttons.  My favorite kind are the ones with rhinestones.  I love a bit of sparkle. 
Favorite places to find vintage buttons are
EbayEtsy and Julia's Buttons & Notions

I am always on the hunt for buttons!   


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Rug Hooking

"One Way"      Designed and Hooked by  Elaine Fink
Rug Hooking has always been a passion of mine.   I started rug hooking in 1995 and had tried several other art forms over the years but rug hooking became my first love.  I was working for the airlines at the time when I first discovered my hobby. As I was sitting in my jump seat all of a sudden a magazine flew right at my feet!   I picked it up and started to thumb through and found the most beautiful rugs I had ever seen.  When the passengers were leaving the plane I was secretly hoping no one would claim the magazine! I held the magazine up but no one did and my new hobby began!  My hope for this blog is to inspire you into making something for yourself or someone you love whether it be rug hooking or some other handmade project!