I found a awesome fabric craft that doesn't involve sewing... just cutting (EVEN BETTER, my personal kryptonite)... to make a fabulous bath mat. I read the directions is included latch hook - check... learned that in elementary school, and cutting - well... that is what a husband is for right?
This blog features a latch hook rug tutorial that seemed simple enough. I rushed right out to my local Goodwill. On a side note, may I just say that other people's thrift shop must be waaaaay better than mine, because I always walk out finding nothing and thanking heaven I have all my teeth... All you craft bloggers brag about your finds. I just can't seem to do it! Nonetheless, I did snag a set of sheets for $5 and then insisted that my CRH (Craft Rescue Hero, aka Brad) drop me off at the Hobby Lobby to get the rest of my supplies.
|This was my canvas... a steal at $3.39!|
|Gus modeling the before fabric... he tried to take it hostage. But I have a few pounds on him!|
Fabric dye, yup. Latch hook canvas, yup. Home I went... Brad went out... and to the washing machine I went. I dyed my fabric navy blue (lies Rit dye, it is a dark royal at best) and started cutting.
I thought I cut and I cut until I was blue in the face. Then I made some lines on the outside of my mat to decide where to put the different colors. Don't ask... I don't know the other color(s) yet!
After an hour of work, I decided to trim the canvas just a touch and redrew my lines.
After two days of work, this is what I have finished. Mom is coming for Easter and she said don't finish before (HA!) I get there... we might be lucky if this gets finished before my 73rd birthday - or just in time to move from the bathroom that it matches!
After two days of work:
measly row! Although I have decided on a concentric rectangle pattern... any thoughts on the alternative color? Brown, yellow, green? I just can't decide and my CRH has no opinion! But he will once his piggies hit this delightfully sensory bathmat at the end of a long day!
|My pigs just can't wait for the fun!|