In case you were wondering.
I talked recently about being slapdash and impatient about making things - see my wallpapered clock here.
Well, I'm sorry to say, here are a couple more tales of crafting mishaps. All you perfectionists out there, look away now...
Buoyed up by the success of my Suffolk puffs here, I thought I'd make a big Suffolk puff and turn it into a round cushion cover. Only I didn't measure up properly and when I'd finished gathering the puff around my cushion, there wasn't enough fabric. Doesn't matter, I thought. I'll make a second, smaller suffolk puff and stitch it to the gaping hole where the fabric didn't cover the cushion (I hope I'm making sense here). It looked OK. But a little off centre. So I thought I'd shake the cushion, hoping that it would lose its skew-whiffness. No chance. It made it worse.
|See what I mean? And this is looking at the cushion dead on.|
Perfectionist? Not moi.
I'm also a bit of a twit when it comes to following instructions. (At least I read them unlike some people in my family who shall remain nameless).
I bought this dinky suitcase from the charity shop recently and discovered some fabulous old legs on a table that was literally rotting away in our damp cellar.
I thought it would be a good idea to make a suitcase table. Lots of these on the internet. Instructions say that you should put a piece of plywood or mdf in the bottom of the case and drill the leg attachments in. I'm embarrassed to say that I ignored that bit. I didn't think it was necessary and attached the legs straight onto the case. With the result that the table was VERY wobbly. VERY WOBBLY INDEED. Mr J and P reminded me that the reason you need the wood or mdf in the suitcase bottom is to make the whole construction sturdy and stable. Aaah yes, that would be a good idea. So I had to remove the legs and find a bit of mdf and do the whole damn thing all over again.
Here it is in its finished, only slightly wobbly state (it is SLIGHTLY wobbly, as the mdf I used was too thin and I really can't be bothered to remove it and start the whole process yet again).
Some people never learn eh? My mum used to say to me "you get older and you get more stupid every day". Dammit, she was right after all....