Ever been on a pinterest high? Ever thought making a homemade rug was a good idea? Ever had a 40% Joann's coupon burning a hole in your pocket? Me too, friends. Me too.
It started with this. Seemed easy enough. Cut t-shirts into strips and latch hook them to a rug canvas. Simple, right?
I started this thing about 6 months ago. I took that Joann's coupon and bought a rug canvas and a latch hook. I wasn't about to cut up my t-shirts. And I wasn't about to go buy a bunch of white ones to dye. I had a perfectly good corduroy comforter, that we weren't using. So, in pinterest fashion, I began cutting. And cutting. And cutting.
But, in my pursuit of crafty-ness, I was still excited to make my own rug. I started cutting the material into strips so I could start the process. I must say, I felt very proud. Very "why-go-buy-a-rug-when-I-can-make-one" kind of attitude.
Here's the thing. I could have already bought a rug by now and spent my time on other things. This particular project has become a thorn in my side. I see it sitting there, collecting dust, beckoning me to work on it. And I say "No, rug. Not today. Today, I am making a chalkboard out of an old picture frame, thank you very much. That takes no time at all. Working on you is not happening."
But then, I know I must finish it. I do love it. It's going to be perfect under our coffee table and I'll be able to say that I made it.
Here's where I'm at:
Don't let the picture fool you. This sucker is 30" x 60" and I'm only 1/3 finished. That's about 45 rows and each row, if I am working steadily, takes about 30 minutes to complete.
If I were to do it again, and it's not likely, I'd go with thinner fabric, like t-shirts. And I would definitely go smaller.
And...I'll still probably blog about the process. In a more positive, less sarcastic, way, of course.
Can you feel my pain?