So somewhere around the new year, I got a wild hair up my…um, you know…to do some DIY. Now here’s the thing. I am not Martha Stewart. But at one point in time, I considered myself crafty. Heck I even owned craft paint. In more than one color. And I had a glue gun.
See? I was a serious crafter.
And then along came blogs and Pinterest and I began to see that painting a t-shirt and managing to glue rhinestones on it without burning the crap out of my fingers did not make me a Master Crafter. So I stopped crafting. And my paint dried up (seriously, that is NOT a metaphor for something else, so stop). And my glue gun got lost in a move.
And I became craftless.
And then, about six months ago, I saw this on a blog:
I loved this towel. I coveted this towel. And when I went to buy this towel online at West Elm I realized that the stupid towel was $17 (with the initial, which obviously was the entire reason I loved the towel). And I needed at least two. Well, I am not what you might call thrifty. In fact, I have been called frivolous in the past (in my defense, mainly by Harry, a man who does not part with a dime easily). But I could not make myself pony up $34, plus tax and shipping, for two towels that were going in Junior’s bathroom.
And then about a month ago, I found these at World Market:
Omigod. They were $3.99! And nearly the same as my coveted towels. It was meant to be, I’m telling you. I stood there in World Market and I debated. And debated. Could I do an iron-on? Oh, hell yes. So I bought them. And I put them in the laundry room for another couple of weeks until I remembered to buy iron-on letters.
So yesterday, armed only with my iPhone camera, an iron and my determination to save $34 plus tax and shipping, I did a DIY. And after many, many tries of getting the stupid iron-on letter to stick to the towel, and after the discovery that I didn’t have two “S” letters so I substituted a hasty “J” (for Junior), I ended up with these:
Um, if you are wondering what the mark is on the “S,” it’s my attempt to use a sharpie to copy the expensive towel. And yes, I know it didn’t work. But still. I had ironed the dang letters on and, other than the icky mark, I had a reasonable facsimile of the $34 plus tax and shipping towel. And I paid like $18 for both.
And I was proud. Until I read my email today. Yeah, this happened:
The towels are on clearance for $3.99. Each. Because you know? Crafting sucks.Add me to your rss reader | Become a Fan on Facebook!