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15.2.13

22 Weekend Project: A Crazy Pom Pom Rug


Pip Lincolne has a fun and crazy (and I bet soft) pom pom rug project in the latest issue of Frankie Magazine - that I'm loving!  She says it's "easier than skinning a fraggle" (not sure what that is - but we believe her) and is made with obviously a heap of pom poms attached to a piece of hessian (which I think in North American terms is either burlap or sisal).  Whatever the case it's a fun piece and one I wouldn't mind wiggling my toes into first thing in the morning.  I grabbed my digital issue of Frankie Magazine from Zinio.  Click here to pick up a copy.  (Photo | Hilary Walker).

22 comments:

Fondly, I said...

So. Much. Want.

Will have to express ship the latest copy of Frankie to get the particulars stat. Just looking at it makes one smile!

Also, these are the only Fraggles I know of (rather sinister, eh? *laughs*):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Fraggle_Rock_characters

Kari said...

Oh my goodness it does look like a fraggle!

claude said...

have to try this... looks so great!

Jan Halvarson said...

hilarious!

Ms George said...

Pip is the bee's knees!

Zickimicki said...

♥♡♥birgit

Mercedes said...

wauw what a crazy idea! gotta try to make one myself, gonna cost me a lot of string!

cat and vee xoxo said...

Fraggles are muppets from Fraggle Rock - it was a TV show ("let the music play, worries for another day, chase your cares away, down at Fraggle Rock" ... it was on TV when I was younger, I think we have a series on DVD now for my kids).

And hessian is a really heavy brown, scratchy, hairy, canvassy fabric - it's made into sacks to carry really heavy things ... like lots of potatoes maybe. I think it's like burlap, like you said.

I'm in Australia and picked up my copy of Frankie yesterday - Pip's crazy rug is a must-make, it looks so fun and awesome! Cat

Lady Grey said...

That is SO fun - I love it!

grillfusion.me said...

I am loving this rug Jan, what wonderful pops of colour, and it looks like it would feel amazing on your feet! Have a great weekend! ~ Heather
ps, like the new look too :)

radian said...

yes, hessian is burlap.

pip lincolne said...

Oh WOW! Thank you for featuring my rug! I am a bit LUCKY to be on my fave Poppytalk!!! :) xx

kickpleat said...

I love this rug!!! And I'm surprised your not familiar with Fraggles since Fraggle Rock was a partly Canadian tv show :)

Jan Halvarson said...

ok i don't know - i was just pretty cluelelss i guess in the fraggle reference, but yes now i get it! hehe!

pip - wow you!!!!

Judy Tucker said...

Great Rug! Is Frankie a publication? How do you get one in USA?

Jan Halvarson said...

Hi Judy,

It is - it's from Australia, but you can buy a digital copy - like I did through Zinio. Just go to Zinio.com and then search for Frankie Magazine. You might be able to also find a printed copy at magazine stores.

Fashion Marginalia said...

I know this is a rug, but I kind of want to put it on my wall.

Antonia said...

This is so AWESOME.
I think i will try it with black white and grey wool!

www.craftifair.com

Oh Caro said...

Definitely going to try this as soon I have time to read my Frankie mag. So cute!

www.ohcaro.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Fraggle rock was very popular in the Uk in the 80s too! Gorgeous rug, a perfect gift to make for my niece!

BITXIPITXIK said...

Love at first sight!!!! Thanks for sharing

A&A. Bitxipitxik

Sarah Smith said...

I've got one of these babies for sale in my etsy shop here: etsy.com/shop/brownfinches