Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sometimes it's so simple




Did you ever have one of those moments when the light finally comes on? After the longest time of trying to get around a problem and the solution is just so simple.
Today I saw a John Wayne quote that made me laugh at myself ~ "Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid."

I'm terrible at drawing. It's a big problem when trying to design simple rugs freehand. I can never get things right and end up with multiple attempts and a big scribbly mess on the burlap. Tonight I had an idea. (Yeah, go ahead and alert the media). I printed out some simple shapes, in different sizes and cut them out on card stock.


TaaDah......easy re-traceable templates. Duh....why didn't I think of this before?? I'm pretty sure all you hookers are scratching your heads and wondering why it took me so long to figure this out.

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13 comments:

  1. Hi Kim,That's a great idea.I have even thought of asking hubby to draw a cow or animal and see if he is a better drawer then me. I am awful too at drawing!Hugs Cheri

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  2. Isn't it funny how all of a sudden something just dawns on you. There will be no holding you back now on your rug designs.

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  3. Hi Kim, I'm so glad that you are reverting to being a kid again. It's a great idea to use some retraceable shapes.
    Have lots of fun.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  4. Gotta remember to not be offended when you shout out to the hookers!

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  5. Like it when the light bulb turns on:) Francine.

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  6. This is a skill I don't possess, and I am in awe of those of you who do this so well!

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  7. That is because you can draw!!! I barely can draw a box so I have to resort to that. I have a book and even Polly Minink says to use cookie cutters. I thought that was so great.
    I am so glad you cut our shapes. Now you can just go crazy.

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  8. Better late than never!
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  9. I do the same thing for my penny rug patterns.

    Felicia

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  10. Better late than never, right? It's a great idea and will save you a lot of time. Too bad we can't team up - I like to draw, but I don't know how to hook a rug.

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  11. oooooo! That paisley shape is my favorite - I can just see lots of them scattered across a rug - can't wait to see what projects you come up with using these great shapes!

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  12. Great idea Kim! And yes, life IS harder for the the dumb BUT it's also far more exciting for me/us/the dumb-esque - because when we DO figure things out we are SO STOKED! roflmao

    Signed, the quite 'oft dumb-ish-Issy :-)

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  13. I can't wait to see the rug you are coming up with.
    Cathy

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