Hooked by Kris Miller
A Notforgotten Farm/Lori Brechlin design, adapted by Spruce Ridge Studios
Here is the adorable Matilda Hornbuckle! She was my unfinished project that I mentioned in my last post...I had some background to hook in and I had not completed her face. As is often the case, once her cute little face was completed, I had a smiling and mischievous friend looking back at me! She really made me happy and the rest of the hooking was a snap!
When I hooked the shoe, I pulled up some scrap pieces of wool (just a tail and then another tail) to mark the spot where I wanted to sew the shoe buttons after my mat was steamed. I could have hooked them but I have a small collection of old shoe buttons just for this occasion. I think they add just a bit more whimsy to my mat.
I had quite a collection of light colored, textured left-over pieces so I promised myself that I would cut up, mix up, and use those scraps instead of cutting into a new piece of wool. It's pretty strange how you can plan to do that and still have a bunch of scraps left over when you are done hooking.
This little mat is a fun, quick project. She could be displayed all year round and not just in the Fall or around Halloween. I'm going to smile every time I see her!
You can find the pattern here: