You can make an awful lot of “faux” with polymer clay and it turns out rug hooking is another one. Christi Friesen has a cute, miniature version of it in this hooked heart project pdf. Obviously you could make any sort of design with this but with Valentine’s Day coming you may want to make a heart. You could go for more traditional reds and pinks for your sweetheart or use Christi’s cooler colours. Either way: texture and hearts.