Monday, 25 February 2008

A love-hate affair

There are those projects that seem great on paper but end up making you swear like a sailor during the entire process. That is exactly what happened to me this weekend when I decided to make an ice cream sandwich softy from that book. What I find strange is that even thought it made my life miserable I kept working on it…“you stupid sandwich”. I had no obligation. It was not a present promised for a little one…“see the garbage bin there”. I think that there are those projects that you just love to hate … “stop smiling at me little *blip*”. It became personal. I could not let that little sandwich win…“you pathetic loser”. After a few hours of stitch-unstitch, I finally won the combat: Crafter wannabe – 1, Evil but cute felt ice cream sandwich –0.

16 comments:

Ella said...

i've so been there.

futuregirl said...

You are too funny! :)

Di said...

Ahh! I think we have all been there - that is usually when I open up my sweatshop and call in my more talented crafty friends to come in and do it for me! I have no shame!!

veronica darling said...

YAY!

It looks really cute, so well done! Hope you got really potty mouth!!! It always makes for a better piece!

ingrid said...

But he's SO darn cute!

I think we've all had some "projects from hell," but it's so rewarding when they're finally finished and end up looking great, like this little guy.

Mirka said...

But the ice cream sandwich looks SO innocent...
You can describe very well (LOL)!

Jackie said...

You are victorious! Hooray for you, but the ice cream sandwich looks so innocent. Just like my kids who sometime make me curse in my mind like a sailor too.

Sandy said...

hilarious now, but I can imagine the frustration! he is cute though, i'll give him that!

Stephanie said...

Claud, you are too funny. Who ever thought that an ice cream sandwich could be such a pain in the ass!! The final result is just adorable, especially the little face, great job.

Lisa @ Little Acorn said...

So! Very! Sweet! How could something that cute ever cause so much trouble?

Jade said...

That entire post cracked me up! I have the remnants of an elephant sitting on the floor waiting for a more experienced crafter to wander by.

I think he turned out great, but I do understand your frustrations!

Karin said...

So funny - but I totally understand! Sometimes things can be such a struggle. It came out so cute, so you obviously got the upper hand.

Lina said...

He, he - hilarious but so true!!!

Chickpea said...

Exactly happening right now at my house with the mc call's jacket :)
We will prevail!

M. said...

Dear Claudia, thank you very much for your visits and always kind words! Do you have the French 'Marie Claire Idées' in Canada? If not, it would be a pleasure for me to send a copy to you. Just let me know! Love and greetings from Belgium, Marjolijn

Crystal said...

You are cracking me up! Your ice cream sammie looks delishious even if he was a pain in the butt.