Thursday, 27 June 2013

Arggggh we all make mistakes..

It's not a good day...I made up the book cover too small and it won't fit the book.
I'm tryin hard not to be annoyed, but its my fault, I measured but obviously got it wrong.
The trouble is, the book cover needs to be snug to look good and it not easy to do this.


So, here it is in a heap and after a discussion with Mr.T I have decided to abandon it.
I shall take all the tatting and beads etc off and accept it as one of those projects that went wrong.
I'm sure we all get them at times, I know I do, and the best way to deal with them is to have a bit of a strop and then forget it and move on.
The other book cover is still in tact but I don't want to look at it right now. lol

Am I the only one with botch jobs or do you get them, it would make me feel better to hear about yours and know that I'm not the only one.

18 comments:

  1. Oh thats me! I have a lot of unfinished projects because they went wrong, don't fit or the plan was good but it just didn't work!
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  2. I think we all have had botched jobs (my pompom wreath is a case in point *shudder*). I think having a strop and then moving on is the way forward. I've just been gazing at your amazing quilt which is your header. Blimey, it looks complicated. xx

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  3. well, i am trying to decide what a strop is and i am thinking it is what i call a hissy fit...which means i rant and rave and beat myself up over something i did wrong.. i don't do crafts so have never had a hissy fit over that. but when i was in 9th grade, they forced me to take home economic classes and we HAD to make a dress with a zipper. after the 4th time of removing the zipper I had a strop and ripped the dress in half and through it in the trash... I failed that class and my parent were NOT happy

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  4. I'm not a crafter but on some of the things I have done I've reached a point,made a decision to do something,begun to do it, got a gut feeling it wouldn't work...but done it anyway.Obviously, it turns out horribly. My gut instinct is always right so why on earth do I ignore it?!
    Jane x

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  5. Couldn't you get a smaller book to fit in it? It's a shame you can't rescue it. X

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  6. I think we all have these 'book cover experiences'. They always say 'measure three times, cut once' but sometimes it is hard to follow this rule isn't it.

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  7. oh noooooo you're not the only one when I think of the sewing projects I have abandoned only for them to be given away or used as scrap. it makes me want to turn to the gin!
    Keep going
    all the best
    Rachel

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  8. OH, so sad to see it all torn up!!! Yes, I mess up plenty, but not with sewing because I am not a sewer. I run the prayer and information line at church and today put the wrong time and details for our picnic Sunday. But I must admit that my fall has served as an excellent excuse when I make a mistake or can't attend meetings!

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  9. I have tried 3 times recently to knit a dolls dress and each time have done something wrong and ended up pulling it out and starting again. I have decided to leave it until I can be bothered!!

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  10. Caz has beat me to it, find a smaller book. Shame to dump it.

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  11. Oh, what a shame! Maybe you could put a fabric border around it and make it look as though you planned it that way?

    You wouldn't believe the number of half finished projects that I've saved for years before finally giving up the idea and into the bin they go.

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  12. Me too, Iv pulled many a line of sewing out or had to cut another piece of material because Iv measured it wrong, think its part of crafting in an annoying way. As they say "Keep calm and carry on." Love Jill xx

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  13. Once a project goes wrong I loose heart ...it would never have been right. Sorry I didn't get back about the ATC's ....prommise I will... properly, soon but poor China is ill ...she has got worse over the past week and I think the vet feels that the next step ..to do loads of tests ....will be expensive, hard on her at 13 and not gain a lot. We will take her tomorrow and expect the worst. Kris and Robbie will be devistated but they accept the concept of Rainbow Bridge.
    Back to ATC's ....
    The most important thing is that they are 2 1/2 x3 1/2 inches ...they can be in any medium from stiches and felting...right throught to actual painted minitures ...which is where they started.If they are to be mounted onto card then make your work of art a tiny bit smaller so they fit or appear to have a border.
    Will get back in a few days.xx

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  14. I know I do make mistakes.. You are not alone in that one... Strops and hissy fits , all new to me... maybe thats like stamping the feet and growling LOL...
    Hope the sun is shining for you today :))

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  15. maybe just maybe you could buy a book that this cover will fit, so sad after the hard work to abandon it.
    Mistakes we all make, just aas well we do not give up but return to work on something new.

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  16. When it comes to botch jobs, I'm right there with you. It always makes me so made and then it usually kills my enthusiasm for a while because I'm afraid of messing something else up.

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  17. Thanks for the hugs ...I think I need them ...Sid, her brother is looking a little skinny and forgetful nowadays but I hope he will be around for a little longer.xx

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  18. Me too! I have a pair of oven gloves that are sulking at the bottom of my work basket. They fit, but I can't bend my hands to pick anything up!

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