Crafts: Making a rugSince I joined Pinterest, I have found many new things that I love and want to try. I've also re-found some things that I had wanted to try, but simply forgot about.
One of those things was the t-shirt latch hook run tutorial over at Xoelle. I loved how her rug turned out and I stored away the idea in the back of my head. Then I forgot. But Pinterest reminded me about the run, when it popped up in a feed. My mind raced as I set my mind to making my own rug. I even told Nate about it...and he thought it was cool. That was all I needed.
We went to our local Goodwill Outlet and looked for shirts...but apparently the store felt they were worth $1.50 each. But that's okay, because we didn't leave totally empty handed.
After thinking about it, Nate and I decided that using jersey bed sheets would work just as well. Plus Target sells a set from their RE line for $25. So I grabbed a king sized sheet set and all of the other things I needed and I set off on my project. While I could have kept looking for t-shirts so that I could have dyed the rug the exact color I wanted, I like working with the sheets, because I don't have to deal with dye.
So far the the most annoying part of doing this is cutting the strips. I feel like it's the longest part of the process. Luckily, Nate is more than willing to help. So while he cuts, I can get to latching.
It's going to take awhile...and I have moments where I feel that I have totally lost my mind for doing this. Then I touch the patch I have done and I just can't wait to bury my toes in a rug that I made.
Of course after I started with the yellow, Nate and I both decided that we wanted to add in another color. So we decided to add in a dark gray.
It may take awhile to finish this, but I promise to post occasionally about how it's going. I'm really excited to finish this...I mean I'll get to say that I made a rug. Yeah, that's pretty awesome.