Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A Crochet Sun

If you follow our Facebook Page then you've probably already seen the Beach House Floor Rug we have been working on. It was ordered by a lovely family who live in a most enviable location right on the beach at the Sunshine Coast.
They were keen for something bright and beachy to wipe off those sandy feet after a wander along the shore. So we jumped right into it... 

"Blimey that's bright" was the response we got from our Grandmother. And it was the kicker we were looking for. Nothing in our minds says BEACH more than a bright orange sun with the cool waves in the background.

We used a bright orange starched cotton material, unlike our super soft polyester rugs this one is more firm underfoot. Perfect for rubbing sandy feet on. And as you can see, a big rug needs a big crochet hook - Big Bertha! She's a 20mm style and loves being manhandled.

After some 200 odd meters of material plus the added intensity of Big Bertha you can imagine how much we've learnt about carpal tunnel recently too. But it was worth it. Thrown on the deck overlooking the rock pools and waves beyond, this rug really hit the mark.

We couldn't be more happy with the result. We could've kicked back there with a cocktail in hand, sand between our toes and sun on our cheeks for hours.

Aside from laying out floor rugs and lapping up the view we did a bit of rock pooling with the kids too. But that's another story. Suffice to say that if you can get to the beach as the weather starts warming up we don't think you'll be disappointed.

And if you think you need a Sun Pattern Floor Rug at your place head over to our Etsy Shop - MaggieAndBoyd - but be quick as we only have one left. It is made of the same starched cotton material, 80cm wide and selling for $100 with free shipping.

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