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Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Around the House, Home Decor | 0 comments

Simple & Fun Rug Made With Yarn Scraps

Simple & Fun Rug Made With Yarn Scraps

Last fall I had made several scarves with a variety of “Pom Pom” style yarns. These yarns are so soft and fun! I had scraps left of several different colors and wondered what to do with them…so…here is what I decided to do!

Fun with Yarn scraps

I crocheted this fun and colorful rug using a large crochet hook and a simple single crochet stitch. The yarn I used was Loops & Threads Pom Pom Fashion Yarn, but any pom pom yarn will do.

Just start with a chain 6-8 inches long  for the center base, then crochet all the way around with single crochet stitches. All you have to do is increase stitches occasionally when going around on the ends so that it will lay flat.  Just crochet 2 stitches into the same stitch as needed as you make your way around the curves.

pom pom rug

I chose to do a few rounds of each color at a time, but you could do this however you wish… just use your imagination and crochet away!  Fun and Easy!

I wish I would have had more scraps left so that I could have made it bigger.
Love the way it turned out!


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Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Around the Yard, Simple Living | 0 comments

Painted Garden Rocks

Painted Garden Rocks

Painted Garden Rocks

I love making creations with rocks.  I always pick up rocks wherever I go, and save them for whatever creative project pops into my mind!

Here are some fun garden rocks that I painted this summer.

Painted Garden Rock - Basil


Painted Garden Rocks by Simply Angies

I applied patio paint with a brush for background and various designs and then used paint markers to write the names of the plants. Both can be easily found at Michael’s or other craft supply stores.


painted rocks in flower pot

These were so fun to make, and I think that look nice and colorful in flower pots, too!

painted garden rock

Are you ready to make a few?


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Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Angie's Originals Artist Creations | 0 comments

Spring Spectacular Artist Demo Day

Spring Spectacular Artist Demo Day

Angie’s Originals held its annual Spring Spectacular event on April 12, 2014. The sun was shining while passersby were able to watch artists at work creating wood designs, pottery, jewerly and more.

Angie's Originals Artists

Monte Bremer (left) and Diane Bremer are a creative husband and wife team. Also on hand was Craig Rhodes, another of our featured potters.

Diane Bremer

Diane Bremer always draws spectators when she is at her pottery wheel

Mary Elliott

Metropolis Author Mary Elliott was signing her books.

Judy Dummeier

Judy Dummeier is one of our jewelry artists.

Anita Price

Anita Price enjoyed the beautiful day sitting on our porch swing knitting dish cloths.

Monte Bremer

Monte Bremer was busy creating beautiful wood pieces.

Monte Bremer

Monte Bremer chats with one of our customers as they look at all his beautiful wood bowls.

Diane Bremer

Diane takes a moment to pose for a quick photo on a beautiful sunny day!


Gotta give a shout-out to my girlfriend and jewelry designer, “Jane Plain” who also stopped by, but I did not get her photo 🙁

Thanks to all who attended our Artist Demo Day.  We plan to host another in the Fall of 2014.

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Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in The Great Outdoors | 0 comments

See Beautiful Rock City Barn

See Beautiful Rock City Barn

See Rock City Barn

I love this old barn with the billboard roof: “See Beautiful Rock City, Atop Lookout MT, Chattanooga, TN

I remember as a youngster going on trips with my family throughout the midwest and seeing “See Beautiful Rock City” on the roof tops of barns as we drove through the countryside. My Mom, my sisters and I would always point them out to each other when we spotted them.

There is still one such barn very close to where I live. I love to look at it anytime I drive by, but never stopped to take a photo.

On a gloomy, rainy day in April, I finally decided to stop and take a photo.  A young girl came riding by on a three-wheeler and I just waved my camera as to say why I was there.  She just smiled and kept going.  I’m sure this happens quite often.

This barn is located on U.S. 45 in Johnson County between Metropolis and Vienna.  Hope the owners keep it for many years to come.

See Beautiful Rock City Barn

See Rock City Barn in Johnson County, Illinois

We did actually make it to Look Out Mountain in Chattanooga, Tenn. on one of our family adventures  – beautiful view there!

Please leave a comment if you have any See Rock City barn stories…

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