Monday, July 19, 2010

when good crafters turn bad...

It's official - I have lost my crafting mojo. I just spent the last couple of hours tinkering with a hot air balloon idea I've been hatching for a few months and these abominations are the result! You can see (from left to right) that they did improve as I went on, but they did not improve quite enough and are now being abandoned. Hopefully a few more months of this idea rattling around in my head will enable me to come back to it and do something (much, much) better, but we will have to wait and see.
I'm going to send the third attempt to a friend in the post, because all (personal) mail is good mail, even if it is officially a reject card, right? Scrabbling around for positives, I do like the fact you can put a secret extra letter in the balloon's basket... but that is about all I can come up with!

I'm trying not to let this day of craft failure affect my confidence as I have serious market fear and am looking at all my stuff and going, "Not good enough!" However, I did make more miniature bunting yesterday and today, which frankly made me feel like a bona fide crafting genius! Thank goodness for miniature bunting - crafting is so much more fun when you actually love the thing you've made :)


  1. Everybody has some great ideas that turn out not so great when you try them out :) I did a blog post about the giveaway (sorry it's late!) I won over on my blog. Might cheer you up a bit!

  2. Aw, thanks for that lovely blog post, Lynsey :)


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