Monday, 24 January 2011

Lessons

Here we are again, back at the start - hope everyone is well?

On Friday I started a new make, but realised I couldn't finish it as I didn't have enough interlining - how frustrating!  On Saturday I set too to have it completed - little did I know there were going to be a few problems......

Lesson 1 - don't try and complete something when you're tired.



Lesson 2 - don't even attempt anything new when you're in a bad mood.



Lesson 3 - don't keep going, waste a whole day and end up fudging it.





Em - I didn't want to leave it and waste Sunday trying to finish it, and maybe I should have done as once it was finished I was so frustrated with it, it ended up in the bin (it did promptly get removed).



On reflection, 1 mistake then spiralled out of control so I know for next time (ha ha).  When cutting out the top layer of petals against the backing fabric and then the interlining, I didn't number them so when I tried to then line up the 3 layers, they didn't which is why there's some puckering (I did clip the edges!). Grrrr



Meanwhile, I have been enjoying success with my ever growing crochet blanket, which I've oddly named the ice cream blanket.  I'm not sure how big I'm going to make it but it does cheer me up!



13 comments:

Jackie said...

I love the little stitchy flower pot ~ it's very pretty. And I also see that you have cracked the crochet too! The blanket is looking good :O)x

Candy Pop said...

I love them all..

Pretty at Heart said...

Oh what a shame, after all your hard work! Still as you say, you know for next time!
-x-

The sewing room said...

I think they look great, i think we learn something new all the time with sewing, i have not sewn since before xmas and when it came to sitting down in front of my machine my mind went blank and my confidence hit zero but i carried on and made lots of silly mistakes but after a while it came back. I love u tube for tutorials.Your crochet is looking great.

Florrie said...

When I first started sewing the mistakes came thick and fast, but happily you learn from each one and progress........and in fact that's the best way to learn........love the pastel colours in your ice-cream crochet blanket.

florrie x

KC'sCourt! said...

Well I think is it looks great is has character
Julie xxxxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

A shame about the sewing, but I don't think it looks that bad - rather lovely in fact. Love the colours of your crochet blankies.

Posie said...

Oh it can be so frustrating when you are trying to make something and you are tired or in a bad mood, did like your words of advice...avoid at all costs if feeling like this. I loved both of your creations,
Posie

sylviesgarden said...

I think it looks fabulous. Don't be too hard on yourself.
x

maryannlucy said...

Don't you dislike it when that happens. The ice cream blanket looks great, I am starting one this week. Once I am going I will be fine, but am slightly apprehensive about the start up work.

Penelope said...

I like your ice-cream blanket, looks very sweet indeed. I can appreciate all the frustration in spending time on a project you want to make work, I think you did well anyway! xox Penelope

delia hornbook said...

awww we all make mistakes when sewing i always think it helps us to develop as frustrating as it is we learn by it. I love the concept of your idea and your use of fabrics is so very lovely. Love your ice cream blanket thats going to be lovely to ;-)) Enjoy your week, dee x

Louise said...

I think it's really lovely regardless! I would have been very pleased with it.