Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tales of Crafting Fails

I may have mentioned this before, but I really like doing crafts. There are a lot of times when I feel proud of the crafts I make, like I've made something that might be useful and pretty.
Like when I made my first set of coasters for Christmas presents:

Or these little bow clips for Marci's baby shower back in April:

There are, however, times when I just completely fail! Lately I've had a few of those times. So, in order to further prove to you my lack of perfection to all of you doubters (and I know there are many...), here are some examples:

Like this stuffed deer mount for my friend Kara's soon-to-be-here baby, Kolbi:

It wasn't supposed to look like this..... Marci and I named it the 'Prairie Weasel,' as it seems to resemble a little bit of two different critters - neither of which is a deer!

(This is what the third try looked like... still a little goofy, but much more like a deer!)

I love making these little wallets:

But if you're not careful...

You end up with backwards pockets and a wallet that can't hold anything... oops! (Also, please ignore my fingers... they're not broken, they just look like it!)

Or your flap is too long so you have to cut it off and have this ridiculous seam down the back of the wallet...

My favorite though, I refer to as 'The Shirt.'

I was inspired, as I often am, by Lindsey over at The Pleated Poppy. Seriously, the girl is awesome and so creative! She does this 'What I Wore Wednesday' series where she posts each week about what she's wearing - to inspire moms to get dressed and out of their sweats and t-shirts. She has this tank-top, so cute, that she made, and I was inspired to do it too.

I didn't want to pay the $9.99 for the pattern because, obviously, I don't need one... I know what I'm doing all on my own, right?

Let's see...

Wrong. I really need to just get over myself and buy the stinking pattern.

All you crafters out there, or you non-crafters, take heart! You can do it - even if it means that sometimes you'll fail. You just laugh at your dorky deer heads, and stuff your XXXL 'adorable' tank-tops in the back of your closet!

1 comment:

  1. Just put some elastic in the neckline, add a belt and there you go.:) I love the fabric and it's very complimentary to your skin tone. I admire your thriftiness and courage to try to diy. There is always a solution to any problem. It would even be good as a swim suit cover up. Please don't hide that beautiful fabric in the back of your closet. I also like that you can laugh about it too.