Here's today's Flashback Friday...
Don't worry ladies, no depressing stories today! We get to lighten things up. I'm excited to welcome Katie from Notes From A Very Red Kitchen to Sew Much Ado for today's Flashback Friday. I laughed out loud while I read this, and I'm sure you will too! Take it away, Katie...
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.
this great tutorial over at Make It and Love It. Her tutorial is great. My execution of it? Leaves much to be desired.
And here's my second attempt at those little pants. (Made the same night.)
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.
fabric from my sponsor is cute!
And now I bring you the most recent of my project failures. Let me introduce to you...
The Long Skinny Camera Strap
Perfect for keeping your little point and shoot right at your side.
Slings comfortably over your shoulder.
The prefect length to fit right inside your pocket, even while you're wearing it!
Perfect for on-the-go photography.
Oh, uh, except for one little thing.
Not that it's that important or anything.
But see that little string that attaches the strap to your camera?
Well, it pops right out of the strap.
(In the above picture I tried sewing it back on after it popped out.)
Which, you know, could potentially end in your camera plummeting to the ground.
Yeah. Freaking. Right.
I'd be so upset.
So, no tutorial for this lovely little camera strap as of yet.
But I do still use it.
I put the old wrist strap back on the camera and then looped my nice, long camera strap through that.
So now my long strap that was once the perfect length?
Is too long.
And a little ghetto looking.
But, ya know, that's life.
And failure is a part of it.
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. :)
What are some of your favorite failures to laugh about?
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 :).