Friday, September 21, 2012

Hits and Misses

So, I've been feeling very crafty lately. Some went well. Some went...horribly, horribly wrong. Here are the highlights.

The Hits:

Instead of throwing out sweaters with holes in the elbow (or "L Bone," as my sister Prinna used to call it) I decided to remedy the situation without tossing $80 out the window.

This was the idea:

After one embarrassing hour at Joann Fabrics, I snagged the gold fabric appropriate for this project. I cut something called "Stitch Witchery" and ironed the crap out of that and the fabric and came up with this:

And then I did this:
And then, because I was on such a roll, I attacked Claire's wardrobe and patched up some of her pants, too.

Then comes the miss. I saw these nails on a Kate Spade blog and desperately wanted to recreate them. Here's what they are SUPPOSED to look like:

I spent, like, TOO MUCH TIME trying to do this. The instructions on the website show 5 easy steps to achieve this gingham look. I cut like a billion pieces of Scotch tape, waited more than three hours total for different layers to dry and this is what I ended up with:

CRAPTASTIC! Yeah. Definitely NOT. THE. SAME. Lots and lots of wasted hours. DUMB.

So, yeah. You win some, you lose some.

Let's get out there and WIN some this weekend, okay?


saRAH ABT said... when you toss the too big jeans out...toss the ratty sweater and ...yes..go get a manicure...I will send money..........hahaahhahaha

SARAH ABT said...

also...why would someone want nails that look like your grandmothers kitchen table cloth?

Madeline Solien said...

The real question is- if you only get holes in the armpits of your sweaters, is it appropriate to patch those and walk around with your arms over your head? cause that's what I'm workin with yo...