Thursday, May 6, 2010

Projects that refuse to be made

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!

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Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

it's gorgeous!! I really like it a lot!! There is something called fray check that help with the fraying. I actually like it tho. Good luck to your momma and for when all your guests arrive.

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Oh Andrea, i like it too! Sometimes it's hard to "function" the way we wish to, art has it's crazy ways, so, it all belongs to the process. Nice though, to have the challenge and keep track of our ideas.

The Haley Family said...

I love e colors! I like fray check for my fabric flowers!!!

Chloe' said...

Hey Andrea!

My projects refuse me constantly.. I've had to learn not to take 'no' for an answer :o)
What looks bad to you, often looks beautiful to someone else.. but then, those someones havn't been there through all the cutting & sewing! That being said though.. i really like it =P

I hope you figure out how to vanish the extra 'fray' .. I've been making some similar brooches & coming accross the same fuzzyness :o)

Have fun making & thankyou so much for your comment on my Blog, I really appreciate your thoughts :o)

Chloe x

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