I have tried in the past to be crafty and create adorable things for my house. Let’s just say that it hasn’t always worked out…like when I made my own curtain liners to stop the paprika glow from coming in the windows when the sun shines through. And let’s just say that I shouldn’t have ironed said liners on my rug…my acryllic rug…that melts when a super hot iron touches it. And let’s just say that was 7 years ago and I am still hearing about it from the hubs.
Well, ever since I got pregnant I have had this overwhelming urge to “craft” items for said baby. I am not particularly crafty or artistic or even talented in the least bit. I have however tried my hand at a few things and they didn’t come out half bad.
I made the items to the left for Finbaby’s room and I LOVE them. They were pretty easy and not crafty compared to the things I see my amazingly talented friends make, but for me this is pretty good people.
Which brings me to my newest crafting attempt. After watching Dave cringe about 1,238 times I have decided that we need a splat mat for under the high chair to catch banana chunks and slimy food. I figure that it will also come in useful when Finbaby gets older and wants to make her own crafts (do you even know how messy paint-by-numbers can be??). I looked into buying them and have decided that they are rip off and most aren’t even cute-like at all, seriously, I don’t want a 3×4 foot Winnie-The-Pooh on my floor. So my latest “craft” is a splat mat. I am thinking that this will be pretty easy.
I ordered 2 yards of this laminated fabric…way more than enough to protect our rug, which is indeed the same one that I melted, but that is beside the point, think of the vacuum time I am saving with just a shake of the mat. Hopefully it will come in this week and all I will have to do is sew a pretty edge on and voila, snazzy splat mat.