Tuesday, 17 June 2008

When will I ever learn?

I always do this. I plan to make a gift for someone at the last minute, I take a simple pattern, and think of all sorts of ways to fiddle with it and change it around, and inevitably the 'quick project' takes all day, the air turns blue and I end up scrapping it.

I decided to add a cash pocket to Amy Karol's No Cash Wallet. Oh dear. Oh. Dear.


Poor credit cards don't like being treated this way,



and just LOOK at how badly it lines up.

Bah. Back to the drawing board. I will suss it, but for this time I ended up making something else.

Fortunately, some other ladies were having good craft times, and I received this gorgeous selection from Michelle's Animal Fair Button swap. I think I am going to just keep these and stroke them ocasionally ;-)

29 comments:

  1. Awww, never mind DC - it happens to the best of needleworkers. I just know I'd be hopeless at one of those 'wallet'-type projects :o And my blue air would probably be a lot bluer than yours too *blush*

    Those buttons are super-gorgeous - I especially like the whale one.

    Take care. x

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  2. Oh no! It's such a shame the cards don't fit in, it's a beautiful wallet. Never mind, as you say you have some lovely new buttons to stroke. The whale is particularly groovy :)

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  3. There is no such thing as a quick project in my sewing world. At least not first time round.

    And I'm sure it is swearing at an item that imbues it with that special handmade magic. Really.

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  4. Glad i'm not the only one .. my goodnes, those buttons are amazing!

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  5. Love those buttons, they're lovely. Shame about the wallet, put it to one side for a while, I'm sure you'll think of a use for it. My youngest loves all my projects that don't quite work out, she's got a room full of them!
    Kimx

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  6. If that wallet has a zip then I'm in awe of the DC skills. Couldn't even begin to sew a zip in. Anyway in my opinion it's not a credit card wallet it's for lovely animal buttons!

    I like the woolly french knot-fleeced sheep.

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  7. Love the buttons!
    Quick sewing projects... I always think I can manage those in a few hours... most of the time when thinking that all goes wrong...!

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  8. Ah yes, I know this feeling all too well. Especially the blue air! My mum always told me to chuck this kind of stuff in the bin quick so that you could delete it from your memory bank and move on...works for me!

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  9. Shame your wallet didn't work but it looked good, and the buttons are beautiful. Belated Happy Birthday and your camping trip looked wonderful even if it was a bit wet and muddy. Jane x

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  10. That is such a shame after you put time and effort into it. The fabric is great by the way! I am loving the buttons too!

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  11. Those buttons are adorable - and I'm sure your wallet wasn't as bad as you think - but I know what you mean about trying to tweak a seemingly simple pattern and ending up with a disaster - I do it all the time!!!

    Lucy xxx

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  12. I hate it when things don't turn out to plan and I have a pile of things that I have told myself I will take the zips out of or cut the buttons from to at least salvage something, but at the moment it just looks like a pile of failures!
    Gorgeous buttons though.
    Cathy X

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  13. gorgeous dotty fabric ! and those buttons are fantastic!

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  14. I think it looks like a very pretty wallet - love the fabrics. Those buttons are too gorgeous for words. They need to be on display in a little bowl so you can pick them up and look at them regularly!

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  15. I think it is called creative tension - no?

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  16. Oh, no...that does happen sometimes though. Instead of the "Wrong Trousers", it turns into the "Wrong Project"....(Ok, very lame Wallace & Gromit humour ;o) Wallets are not easy to make. I've made several and each time I was not quite satisfied...so gave them up--LOL! Thankfully you have the comfort of some very cheery buttons there until the wallet bug bites you again! ((HUGS))

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  17. Crubbish about the cards not fitting. However....... you should just sit and look at those buttons. Especially that sheep one, he's fuuuunnnyyy!!

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  18. I havent tried the wallet yet, cute spotty fabric. Your new buttins are just beautiful!

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  19. Gorgeous buttons

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  20. Did you throw a proper strop? I would have!
    Those buttons are just gorgeous. No wonder you want to stroke them!

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  21. I usually chicken out of giving something handmade at the last minute, even if it went ok.

    Sorry to hear that the wallet didn't cooperate. Nice buttons, though!

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  22. I think it looks really nice!! I love the material you used.
    The buttons are gorgeous.

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  23. I like your wallet, even if the cards don't fit!

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  24. "Back to the drawing board" (or words to that effect) has been a mantra of mine for so many things I've attempted, so commiserations. As someone once said to me, at least you now know what doesn't work. Loving those buttons.

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  25. oh we all have days like this, someday, i will do a blog post of all the bleepers!. the felted bag i spent ages making then ruined it in an ironing incident, the first owl egg cosy which was to small to fit over an egg, and the toadstool that will just not stand up, grrrr!

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  26. It's such a horrible feeling when you spend precious time making something lovely, only to find it doesn't quite work out :( I have a basket of somethings like that!!

    Those buttons are soooooooooo fab! Severe button envy happening here!

    xxxx

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  27. Oh dear, we all have days like this, gorgeous fabric choice though. Don't swearing and sewing go hand in hand anyway? I always keep up a steady stream of hushed cussing while sewing merrily away.

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  28. I still think you're very clever! But then Ic ouldn't sew a straight line...the buttons are very cute!Do you still dream of Featherdown?x

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  29. awh - gorgeous brooches...and I don't care what you say I like that wallet, is very pretty!

    oh and Happy Birthday (belated)!

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