05 October 2009

Now that didn't work

I finally had some free time this weekend. I had the day off Sunday to go to a bridal show (which, by the way, if you don't have a huge budget, already have a photographer, and are on a diet, is a complete waste of time), and HTB went pitcrewing for his buddy, so I was all by myself. And out came the glue and fabric.

I posted the other day how I found a new way to finish ornaments from the back of JCS. I wanted to try sliding the stitched piece over the foamcore. It seemed so simple. It was worth a try.

I'm glad I didn't try it with an ornament I really cared about.

It looks awful. To the point that I thought about tearing it apart and stuffing it. I didn't do it though. I didn't want to waste the foamcore. I don't know what went wrong. I also tore part of one of the seams. Which made me MAD. AS. HECK.

The only good thing that may have come from it was that I figured out how to get around my issue with the hangers. I was wandering around the jewelry section and found small pins (there is probably another term for these, but I don't make jewelry so I don't know) with a loop on the end. I gently stuck one of those down in the foamcore and it worked! Woo hoo!


Chiloe said...

I love the comment about the bridal show !!! lol

Annie said...

I've never been able to get that foam core method to work well either. But good tip for the hanger!

I stopped in Inez' over the weekend. I forgot how much stuff is in that place, even without a lot of recent re-stocking! Bought 6" q-snaps, something I'd meant to pick up for some time. She actually had about 4 customers in there on a Sunday afternoon, so for now, it looks like a place I'll periodically visit.

Julie M said...

Sorry it didn't work for you. Maybe it's not as bad as you think. Why don't you post a pic so we can see?

kimstitch3 said...

I too have never done anything on foam core, I would have made a disaster too. Oh well... practice makes perfect right? I hope you have a great day my friend,Kimberly

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing Summer Ball on your site awhile ago. Did you ever get a chance to finish it?...Thanks Stephanie

Meari said...

Sorry to hear the foam core idea didn't work for you. :(

CindyMae said...

My finishing skills on almost everything is awful, so don't feel bad! lOL

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls