Hi everyone! I’m Katie. And if you’d like a little bit of “how-in-the-world-do-these-bloggers-know-each-other” trivia, Abby and I have become online friends through my step cousin Jenn, who’s husband used to work with Abby’s husband. Small world. :)
For Flashback Friday I thought I’d do a flashback to some of my failed projects. Some of which I’ve shared on my blog. Some of which I haven’t. Let’s get started, shall we?
Here’s my first failed “blogging” project.
Such as room for my baby’s bum. And that little shirt in the above picture? I totally just winged it. And it did not go well. The only thing it has ever dressed is my daughter’s (very skinny) stuffed monkey.
And here’s my second attempt at those little pants. (Made the same night.)
Waaaay too long. She wore them a few times as super scrunchie leggings. Which were cute. Until they came unscrunched. Which was always a little embarrassing.
Moving right along, here’s a lovely accident that happened while I was making a little Halloween gingerbread house (pictured below). I had some left overs and was trying to think how best to dispose of the hot liquid candy. Naturally, I didn’t want to have to clean it up later, so I thought I’d pour it into something disposable. A plastic cup? What on earth was I thinking? Well, I think this is proof that I wasn’t. Thinking, that is.
Here’s a functional failure.
Felt covers for mini tissue cases. Waste of time and felt? Yes. Definitely yes. Not only are they a little strange, but they also make it harder to get the tissues out. I made these for Christmas gifts. I definitely did not actually give them away.
Add this to the slightly-more-recent failure department. I made this handy dandy little water bottle strap/pocket to store my keys, cell phone, license, etc in when I go to the gym. But while I was taking pictures for the tutorial I realized I had made a huge mistake. I forgot to sew the strap part onto the back panel before sewing the front and back pieces of the pocket together. Which would be super hard steps to explain minus the pictures. And my mistake would have made the rest of the pictures super confusing. So there goes that tutorial down the drain. Also, I used this some (after I just kind of fudged things to make it work) and, truth be told, it’s a little awkward. At least the fabric from my sponsor is cute!
And now I bring you the most recent of my project failures. Let me introduce to you…
Oh, uh, except for one little thing.
But you know what? I’ve come a long way since my first attempt at making clothes for my daughter.
Honestly, it makes me a little emotional to look at those pictures of the terrible-looking leggings and then to look at the picture of this little shirt. (You can see more pictures of it here.) Maybe I’m just emotional because it’s really late at night right now while I’m writing this.
But also because it’s touching–I think–to realize how much we grow. We see it all the time in our children. But how often do we see it in ourselves?
Anyway, that’s what I’m thinking about right now as I sit here and laugh about my failures at 1:00 in the morning. :)
Oh, and if any of you are interested, you’re welcome to come see some of my more successful craft and sewing attempts over at my little blog, Notes From A Very Red Kitchen. And you’re all invited to come and try your hand at winning one of Abby’s awesome Ruby Lou Doll patterns over at my (online) birthday party. See you there!
Thanks for having me over for Flashback Friday Abby!
Thanks Katie! If I had a dime for every failure… Isn’t it comforting to see someone else’s failures for a change though? Seriously. I hope you all have a great weekend and can get a good laugh out of things that don’t go as planned :).