Sunday, 9 March 2008
Why I should not sew on Sunday evenings ...
I really thought it was a good idea. I was going to make a little photo holder, handbag sized, for photos of my children. I'm always embarrassed, and feel rather inadequate, when other mums are able to whip out photos of their children (and recent ones!) on request and I have nothing to show. I must be a very bad mother as I don't have any photos in my bag. I do have two in my violin case (since being shamed by other mums with photos of their children in their violin cases!), but they were taken well over a year ago and so are in need of updating. So cue the handmade mini photo album.
I bought these Amy Butler prints months ago, and have been hanging on to them wondering what to make till I hit on this project. I could picture it perfectly in my head - lovely crisp edges and contrast pink topstitching, a bright pink ribbon tie. Oh well - it wasn't to be, apparently. Maybe this is a lesson to me not to try and make things on the hoof on a Sunday evening.
Looks a bit sorry for itself, doesn't it! I didn't even bother sewing closed the turning gap to finish it as it was clearly a lost cause. I'm going to revisit this project though, as there are aspects of it I'm quite pleased with. It's just the overall construction that was off - too many layers, I think. Plus the vinyl didn't enjoy being turned right side out and has gone crinkly (the photo seems to disguise this a bit, but it's really bad in the flesh!).
It's good to learn from your mistakes. It's just nicer to learn by getting things right first time!