Monday, 4 August 2008

It's ok to fail...

but it sucks! So far, I have been a very lucky self proclaimed crafter. I accomplished a lot of projects with not that many difficulties and the final results were always, to my opinion, impressive. Well, today I failed and it hurts! I know, I'm a drama queen but when you reach the point of no return, when you know that there is nothing you can do to save it...well it hurts! It hurts to see that beautiful Irish tweed that finally won't serve any purpose in life...ok, I must calm down ;) And the worst part, I failed because I wanted to go too fast. I wanted to tell you: "I'm getting pretty good at that sewing thing! Look at my cute tweed vest that I made during my day off!" Well, instead I will tell you: "Yep, I didn't read the instructions carefully and now it's too late! This is what happens when you want to show off!!!"

15 comments:

iknitipurl said...

It's ok to fail. You'll learn from those mistakes. Steady and slow wins the race!

Naomi said...

I had that exact same experience. I was doing so well, everything I touched turned to gold....then I finally had a disaster. At least we know we're human and can appreciate the things that do turn out well. By the way, the tweed vest looks like it was going to be awesome! I really like your style.

Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs said...

Oh so sad! Find the silver lining - it'll make you appreciate your successes all the more.

orangeflower said...

Oh, Claudia! I'm sorry that you feel so bad about this. I've had the same thing happen to me. It's so frustrating. I always think that when a project goes bad, that means the next one is going to be really good. If the vest is truly beyond repair, your lovely tweed is still not worthless. Cut it into usable pieces and get rid of all traces of the vest!

Di said...

Ouch! I am sorry that this one didn't work out - I am sure you could find some use for the tweed because it is really beautiful!

Ali said...

Oh, so sad, because that tweed really is gorgeous. So salvage the bits of it quick and dump the rest in the bin. Out of sight, out of mind.

Now if only I could take my own advice.

amandasasikirana said...

I also have sewing failures (Built by Wendy patterns) in the back of my closet. I just cut it up to make patchworks. Anyway, I've got a happy news to cheer you up, you've got an award from me! Check out my blog for details.

apple cyder said...

Oh Claudia. That is a bummer. But your next project will be perfect.

painted fish studio said...

meh! show off all you want! you wouldn't have learned that you need to read instructions carefully if you hadn't had this set back. but i do understand, i tend to knit fast and want to show off how fast i knit but usually end up making a mistake and then ripping it all out and starting over...

Jade said...

Look at your cute tweed vest... Hey, at least you tried! I can show you a nice holey hat to compliment that failed project. Keep trying though! Just get some more fun tweed!

Alison Boon said...

So sorry it didn't turn out the way you wanted.

Shannah said...

Well thank goodness! I was beginning to think you were a crafty goddess sent to live among us humans. Hmmm... maybe this is just a ploy to make us think that you are capable of mistakes;)

SeƱorita Puri said...

don't worry, claudia, you still can use it to make a quilt: My patchwork quilt of unfinished works ,-)

XO

Jackie said...

I feel for you Claudia! It does suck, but I think you will move on from this experience all the wiser. and yes save bits of that gorgeous tweed! And I agree with Shannah I was beginning to think you were a crafty goddess too, it's nice that you shared your feet of clay!

Julia said...

oh no! yes, i think the most important sewing lesson i've learned over the last few years is to take it slow, and always read the directions at least two times (sometimes out loud if necessary). i'm about to embark on a fancy dress project (to wear to a wedding) and i'm nervous. i've given myself almost two weeks to finish it though, so i think i can make it. and i'm glad you found another use for that beautiful tweed!