Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Craft from the past: Latch hook!

Dear Shayne,

While we were visiting my parents last week, my mom uncovered the following Craft o' My Youth:

Wow. Latch hook.

That tasty little piece of business is about 14 x 14 inches. When I saw it, I said, "Oh, I think I was going to make that into a pillow..." Moments later, my mom pulled out a Joann Fabrics bag with a bit of matching fabric in it. The back of the pillow!

This is how I know that the Craft Procrastination Habit runs deep within me -- an unfinished project from when I was 11. It's been sitting in that bench for 23 years!

(It will remain unfinished.)

The best part about the find might have been the Joann Fabrics bag -- check out the font and colors on this puppy. I guess we really are old enough for items from our youth to be "retro."

Right after I took these photos, I disposed of both of these items. I've been trying to get rid of excess junk for a few years and this little project definitely does not make the cut. I did take that fabric, though. Never know when you might need it! (Baby steps... baby steps...)



Shayne said...

I'm impressed that you even finished the latch hook portion of the project :) I don't think I've ever finished one. I do keep thinking it would be cool to get the backing (it's like $8 for a large piece) and different fancy yarns and fibers and textures (non-woolly). Could just pull different pieces at random.

kelly said...

I'm surprised myself that that part of it was completed, actually. I think there were many *other* latch hook projects started but never finished.

I've been trying to think of ways to update this dated craft. (Like bringin' back plastic canvas!) I think it would be neat to make an actual rug with it, but to trim the yarn -- the shag is gross to me. I could make a skull rug for the bathroom!