At my core, I am an introvert.
I like people, for the most part (though I generally like dogs more). And I feel like I’m pretty good at, you know, talking and interacting and stuff. But it can be taxing and so I tend to spend time alone when I get the chance or have the choice.
One of the most dreadful ways for an introvert to spend their time? Stuck in a car with another person. Small talk only gets you so far, then I feel awkward and search for mundane and uninteresting (or often weird, because it’s me) topics to pass the time until you reach your god-forsaken destination.
The ONLY exception to the rule is if the other person in the car is, to put it lightly, amazing. Luckily for me, my flea market excursion buddy is just that. We spent a total of 3 hours in
a car my hubby’s big, giant, noisy diesel, 3 hours shopping, and 1 hour eating. And at the end of it all we decided the mark of a really good day was the fact that neither of us bloggers/writers thought to take any pictures.
The new fall edition is out now (linked above) and she’s included a really neat new section of local DIY bloggers. You might recognize one on Page 38. Ahem. And for this section, she asked us to personalize some tea towels. I’m not much of a fabric-worker-wither, so I was a little intimidated. And stumped. And I didn’t want to let my friend down. So I looked on Pinterest and bugged a friend of mine with real actual talent for ideas, and here’s what I came up with.
From these ingredients.
I trimmed the edges in burlap ribbon with some stitch-witch. (Because I’m not fabricy or sewey.)
And stamped some checks.
Editors note for the slow among us (read: me): Freaking lay something protective down on your table before working with paint.
Also, get yourself a fabric paint medium. You’ll need to use that and iron after the paint dries if you want it to stay.
And I wanted it to stay because I sorta liked the finished product. Go figure!
And go look at all the really cool other ideas Erin collected. Hers is the last listed, a cute fruit stamp!
Erin, thanks for the opportunity – and for the friendship. I like you more than dogs!