Thursday, May 6, 2010
I was going to post this:
No, no need to adjust your monitor-there's nothing there. Lol : )
Today's post title says it all.
Some projects just refuse to be made. Do you have any of those? You know...
Great ideas in your head~sewing, painting, knitting, even cooking~you can't wait to make them. You buy, or get all of the 'ingredients' together, and then poof: not quite what you had envisioned. Nothing wrong with it, just not what you wanted.
Here, the 'ingredients': pretty coordinating fabrics, vintage slide, woven Moda in a favorite color-the polka dots-even a magnet snap. Sounds good...
I probably shouldn't be so hard on myself~My own worst critic. There's nothing 'wrong' with it-After all, I used the fabrics together for the pouch in the shop-and think that that one turned out nicely.
I think what's bothering me is the batting. Sometimes I use fusible. Sometimes non fusible. I wasn't sure which felt best with the woven fabric so I tried both ways and ended up ripping the fusible off-(this is bag attempt #2 in the same fabrics). Then forgot, (or got distracted/preoccupied) and put fusible in the flap. Note to self : next time focus, and don't mix your battings.
I'm determined to make it work though. I'll add some trim or buttons or both (or take it apart again :0 And it'll be fine.
The bag from last week was actually supposed to be the prototype for this one- and it turned out better. Go figure. Usually my first attempts are the best.
Then I had plans for this flower pin. It is supposed to be frayed. But it's too frayed.
I will have to figure out how to control that a bit better. Again, the idea's there ...I'm gonna make it work! Just not quite sure how yet ; )
I have been uber busy though-so I really am surprised I got this done. My Mom's been in the hospital for her knee(s) surgery for a week and I've spent a lot of time there-She'll be staying with us for awhile next week, then we have out of state visitors then we go to Italy/Germany(Yay!) I need a vacation!
Oh, don't forget to enter the giveaway here~ and everything in the shop is 25% off 'til Sunday!!