Looking at all these beautiful pictures on Pinterest has me green with jealousy.
Such good ideas! Such pretty things! All so (deceptively) easy to make! I could do them at home!!
It’s not like I haven’t tried. I have, in the past, spent hundreds of dollars at craft stores and brought many beautiful treasures home to be made into something else. I start out with the best of intentions and a great sense of purpose and determination.
What do I end up with? A messy table and an extremely sad craft that never ever looks like it’s supposed to, no matter how I try.
I tried to sew a t-shirt once. My mother had to finish it and attempt to repair the damage. This, after a whole year in Home Economics in school and several lessons from my mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law. I can sew a straight line, and sew a button back on. More than that, forget it.
I tried to build two dollhouses from kits. Modge podge, hot glue, sawdust and splinters everywhere, and the house was on a bit of a lean.
Polymer clay? Yep. Been there, done that. Broke the oven, if I remember right. Hubby has banned me from even looking at polymer clay.
Tried scrapbooking too. Ruined pictures. Scrapbook was a mess.
Oh I know! Once, I knitted some squares and then crocheted them into a blanket. I think that was my biggest (and only) success. It’s probably a good thing that no official knitter looked at the squares closely, though.
What’s my problem? Mainly a lack of attention to detail and precision. I’m very much a big picture kind of person. Most projects needed precision cuts, folds, gluing etc etc etc and that’s just not me.
So I think I’ll just have to look at all the pretty pictures. Even though I’m just itching to do something with pretty quilting fabric and buttons.