Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rox Painting Rocks!

With a name like mine, it is no wonder I have always loved ROCKS.
So, when I walked up to my office door on a Monday morning and found this little rock, of course I smiled. At first I thought someone I knew put it there as a joke, but when I turned it over I realized it was just a little blessing to make me smile.

The back of the rock said, THL Rocks on fb.

I logged onto Facebook, typed the group name into the search, and joined the group.
Turns out there is an entire movement going on! Rock painting and hiding.
Or don’t post, don’t hide, don’t join. It is that simple.
The rocks you find are yours to keep or re-hide.
Share your story on Facebook if you have an account and it came from a Facebook group, but it isn’t necessary to be on Facebook to do it.
Start your own group.
It’s fun, brings smiles and doesn’t cost much.
A great summer project or adventure activity for kids and adults alike.

Wouldn't this make a great Homeschool Co-op class Idea? or what about Inchie Rocks! The possibilities are endless.

You can read more about what others are doing here:

And here:
Rock Hunting Inspiration

I've started a Pinterest Board if you want some ideas:

I’ve painted a few of my own precious rocks. (Yes, I had to make myself part with some) and I will be dropping rocks when I am out and about Tallahassee or where ever I may be.

They aren't fancy, but I think they are pretty good for the firsts.
fourelevenrox rocks

I love the idea of sharing that first smile I had with my first find. For me, it won’t be the thrill of the hunt but the thrill of the hide!
Happy Hunting!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Oval Toothbrush Rugs: Keep a Nice Shape

I am often asked how my oval rugs always have a nice, even oval shape.

Amish Knot Toothbrush Rug Help fourelevenrox blog

The answer is - I adjust as I go! Today, I'm sharing some of tricks with you.

Here's a quick video to explain....

For more rug help, including how to start and how to make a round rug, visit the Knotted Rug Help Tab or click here: Knotted Rug Help

Monday, February 27, 2017

LEFT HAND: How to Make A Toothbrush Rug

After teaching several Toothbrush (aka) Amish Knot Rug classes, I realized that the process is totally different for left handed people. I learned this the hard way, when at least one left handed person attended almost every class I have taught over the last few months. Some have been able to adapt my process and directions very well. Others have struggled. I thought perhaps a video and instructions for Left handed people would be helpful.

Left Handed video and instructions available at fourelevenrox blog and Whitehouse Whimsies and Rugs

 Left-handers will work in a direction that is opposite to right-handers.

With my instructions and videos, right handed people should work towards the right and left handed people should work towards the left.

I've created a video showing how a Left Handed person should start a rug:

Full written instructions for Round Rugs will be available in March 2017. Visit my Etsy Shop: Whimsies and Rugs

If you are a right handed person, my video for how to start a round rug may be found here:
Round Rug Right Hand

For more help and tips, visit the Knotted Rug Section of my blog or click here

Happy Rugging!