Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oopsies

What do you do with your craft projects gone wrong? Or slightly wrong? Do you sell them as oopsies? Do you keep them for yourself?

I'm working on a new softie, and everything that can go wrong seems to go wrong. I screwed up cutting the fabric on the first try. On the second try I did again. I didn't want to waste it all, so I cut off the head, and turned it into a pin cushion. A little macarbre, I know, cutting off this cute bunnies' head, and then sticking pins in it, but maybe it beats a life in the trash can? Besides, I have the cutest pun cushion ever now!

On my third try I kept messing up the applique, I just couldn't get it on right. I jammed the needle under my nails (ouch!), I kept getting strange knots in my thread, and I ran out of thread before I got all the way around. Aaaaaaah! Maybe I should have given up for today, but I want this cutie to be done! I'm almost finished now, I'm stuffing her. I think she'll be perfect when she's done.

I'm glad everyone liked my softie tutorial by the way! Please show me the results if you're going to try making one!

10 comments:

  1. Oops! It seems you had a really hard time with with project!...but sure now you have the cutest pun cushion ever! Btw, thanks for the tag…will try to post it asap!

    -thanks for the previous post-tutorial-

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  2. i LOVE your blog!! ;-) it's so bright and cheerful. i added you to my blogroll. hope that's okay!!

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  3. Tizz, yes, yes and yes to the oopsies!

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  4. Bad time of it.I just redo it or leave it for later but hate it.Have even had to throw some away and really hate that.

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  5. When I mess up a crafty project pretty bad, I usually leave it for a day or two and then go back to it. I find that its always easier the second time around. You just need to look at your project with fresh eyes again, I think. Good luck!

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  6. Yes, I've had those frustrations before! Fortunately, the outcome looks promising! :)

    Thanks for tagging me, by the way. ;)

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  7. Haha! I was going to make a section called "Experiments gone wrong" and purposefully create mutant plushies and stuff. I thought it'd be funny.. but probably also a good way to make use of oopsies!

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  8. your blog is so cute and tizzy!! i've definitely had cursed projects!!

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  9. I enjoyed reading your blog so much - it's way too cute. I've actually done a few felt creatures myself - And I know exactly what you mean about all the oopsies. But that is what gives them the most character and makes them the most loveable, right?

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