I made something. But first, let me tell you all the things I was GOING to make.
I dreamed great dreams. My original idea was to turn a pair of boot cut jeans into skinnies. But then I realized I don't sew or own a sewing machine and probably "I took these jeans to the tailor. The end." probably wouldn't make a really good blog post.
Then I was going to make this:
Stephen had already built a pallet sign with leftover wood from the girls platform beds! And so I reached for the can of wood stain and my very wonderful husband said HEY - are you trying to kill us all??
Apparently you need to have the windows open for this sort of thing - not a great idea in a tiny apartment in the middle of winter.
Then I got the great idea to take it to NC and do it at our family's house since we could leave it outdoors there! And so we brought it along - and completely forgot about it!
Then I remembered I bought a crochet pattern for little girl slippers on Etsy back when I was nesting.
I suppose they resemble slippers, but these two were approximately attempt 8 and 9 and they were sort of ok but I just couldn't figure out how to make them higher in the back so they would stay on the girls feet. Starting to realize I need to downsize my ambitions...
Then I thought of these mugs I bought at Goodwill last year and the ceramic pen sitting in my craft drawer waiting to be used. (Side note...bought the pen at Michael's for about 4 bucks without a coupon...) My mom and sisters were visiting and they all decorated very cute mugs and I...did mine over and over and over at least 400 times and then gave up because I am...how do you say it...oh yes, TYPE A.
I repeated that whole scenario - drawing and redrawing on my mug, washing it off...and then I realized there are 18 hours left to link up and Meg is coming over tomorrow and I should probably go clean the toilets or something so I just stopped.
Here's what I got:
|Remind me to add "handwriting skills" to my New Years Resolutions list|
Maybe not as glorious as all the awesome ones I see on Pinterest and Etsy and it's hardly original, but hey - it's better than a plain white mug right?
Thanks Ana for pushing me to to my full mug-creating potential!! I actually had a lot of fun despite the setbacks - once again channeling my inner Gretchen Ruben and trying to enjoy the fun of failure. Why do I put fun craft stuff on the back burner so often?
|Oh yes, now I remember|
I kid you not, as I wrote those words I turned around to this sight. A little dab of peanut butter on the corner of each of our chairs. Ava said "look mom, it's funny!!"
I said Ava, that is not funny. Not funny at all.
Then, not my finest mom moment, I giggled a little at the sheer absurdity of it all.
And Ava said "See mom? It IS funny!!"
Ok it's a little funny.
I'm gonna go pour myself a rather large cup of coffee in my awesome mug now.