Sometimes bloggers give the impression that everything is hunky-dory when we share a tutorial or a life event. But that’s not always the case. There’s the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to crafty posts.
I thought it’d be fun to share all my crafty mistakes along the way when I worked on last year’s mega Halloween costume project.
Here’s the GOOD:
Lovely, isn’t’ it? Fit for a blog post.
Here’s the BAD:
It seemed like a good idea on paper and in my head. But when my brainstorming idea turned into reality, it didn’t look so good. In fact, it was bad, really bad. You’re probably thinking, what is that? That’s certainly not the embodiment of a LEGO body piece. Indeed, you are right.
Back to the drawing board.
Here’s the UGLY:
You see, creative craftiness is messy. Tiny flecks of styrofoam, fabric pieces, and cardboard strips overran our house. Prof and the boys were very patient during my creative process. For about six weeks, our kitchen floor became a craft war zone, a standoff between my crafty soul against my most difficult crafty/sewing project.
Hours before the boys’ trick-or-treating night, I frantically worked on Laval’s spiky hat. Piano Man came home from school, and I was still putting on the final touches of his costume.
What did I learn from this project?
I bit off more than I could chew.
And this year?
I decided to go semi-store bought. Piano Man has his heart set on a well-known franchise, which means plenty of costumes for a reasonable price. I am going to work on one “simple” costume project to complete his look. We’ll see how “simple” it is when I begin working on that project in October. Stay tuned!
This year I’m glad that I don’t have to go stressin’. I can relax and enjoy the moment with our boys.
And that’s priceless.
What’s the good, bad, and ugly when you go on a crafting frenzy?
From my hometown to yours,