So I’ve spoken previously about my newfound craft-crush on needlework, and a purse I’d made for a friends birthday that I was really chuffed with.
Here is that purse. Note how I was pleased enough with it to drop it into a montage thingy, write some text and bung a makeshift logo on there. Haha.
Well there is a dark side to crafting, and that has been well documented on sites like craftfail.com. I’ve never been brave enough to fess up to failure in that forum but here is a different story.
It all started off well enough. Here’s my thought process:
Cross stitch polka dots looking neat and happy? Check.
Happy with selection of lining and silk backing? Check.
Time to sew it together!
Oh crap I haven’t left enough seam allowance around the dots. I’ll just have to sew over them, it’s ok it will be cute and petite.
Hey I wonder if now is a good time to test out my pinking shears!? (the answer was no, this was not a good time.)
Hmm my metal zip is a bit chunky for this teeny little purse, and how the hell are you supposed to trim excess zip when it’s metal? Hack hack hack.
This is a disaster, I can’t possibly give this as a gift! What a waste of time, a couple of evenings spent doing the polka dots, choosing perfect fabrics and then the cutting and sewing. Myeh!
Ah well I’ve learned a few things and that’s really what it’s all about I suppose. And it’s not so bad, is it?