Monday, April 4, 2011

False Start(s)

There are several crafty projects I have been working on that just didn't pan out. 

FAIL:  I started making a Moopy bunny twice and finally gave up.  The arms and legs did me in.  When I tried turning them inside out, they fell apart.  Even when I enlarged the pattern. It just isn't meant to be.  This was going to be my contribution to my 12 9 Days of Easter swap. 

FAIL:  Then, I thought I would make everyone in the swap a little scrapbook using recycled cereal boxes. But they didn't look nice enough. 

FAIL: Then, I thought I would make one of Cathe Holden's wonderful shrinky dink bracelets with an Easter theme.  I just didn't like how my Shrinkys turned out.  Too homemade looking.

SUCCESS:  So, with a little help from a friend, I finally came up with something that I think will be okay. I can't show you the finished product because it's a surprise. However, I will tell you it has something to do with one of my favorite flowers:

FAIL:  I have also been trying to sew my mother a fleece jacket as well as a fleece robe for Noodlebug.  The jacket was moving right along until I broke off my needle sewing the hood onto the neckline.  Noodlebug's robe is cut out but that is as far as I have gotten.

SUCCESS:  I DID finish one of How Does She's balloon wreaths and I will post of a photo of that soon.

TBD:  I am working on altering a costume for Noodlebug for our town's Cutest Little Chick contest.  The theme is "Petaluma Takes Flight" so I'm taking a store-bought costume and modifying it a bit. 

Here is a photo from his very first Cutest Little Chick contest. My husband was so mad that Noodle didn't win that we haven't competed again since.  Until now.

So, I've had some hits and some misses in my creative life.  It's always frustrating when you have a crafting vision that just doesn't pan out.

Hopefully, I'll get out the Easter decorations this week.  I love Easter so much. It brings the promise of so many things and I always start feeling hopeful again.


Wanda said...

I love daffodils, too!!! I'm sorry you had a hard time with the swap project....something tells me it will be wodnerful. :)

Amy said...

Wanda--I think I just have high expectations for myself. I want to give people the best I can do and I get disappointed when my finished products don't meet those expectations!


Kristi said...

Don't give up, the more you practice, the better you get!

Gary said...

I think it's great you do this stuff at all. Loved the post!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

The flowers are so very beautiful!! I am wishing you a wonderful Blessed week..m..

Studio Susie said...

My last several sewing projects have failed. The fabric never never made it from the shopping bag to the machine - LOL!