In my Holiday Living post I called my mother-in-law the Martha Stewart of the South– while true, this is not something I can claim for myself. I can decorate the crap out of any room given the right tools (A.K.A. cash $$$); I can clean like a possessed Mr. Clean; I can organize myself into oblivion; and I can cook a mean cake/cupcake/cookie. BUT, I CANNOT DO CRAFTS! Seriously, anything that requires scissors or tape or paint or glitter (oh God not glitter) I simply cannot do.
It’s not that I’m incapable of doing crafts, it’s just that I don’t have the patience. Maybe I have untreated ADHD or something, but I just can’t focus on anything that might take more than 20 minutes. So, unlike Martha, I will not be doing crafty things like making a prison poncho during my theoretical prison term (I’m way too fussy for prison). Having said all this, I’m trying. I’m trying so hard. Currently, I’m attempting to paint a design on a table runner, which has been both frustrating and maybe just a little bit fun. I had a vision before bed a few nights ago of a really modern and abstract runner for my spring table setting, and so I’m trying to realize this vision. See below-
What I’ve got so far isn’t horrible, but it’s definitely not what I envisioned. Maybe it’s not entirely my fault, maybe the paint (Martha Stewart fabric paint, thankyouverymuch!) is off or the fabric is wrong, I don’t know– it’s just not there yet. I’ll keep going though! Even if I hate every second after 20 minutes! And hopefully you’ll see it when I show off my spring table setting! Or maybe I’ll just get my mother-law-in to do all my crafts ;P