Monday, September 1, 2008

Clearly not a magnetic attraction...

Today the Martha Stuart in me busted out and held me pinned to the ground until I created this. It's a cheesy, simple, and cheap project I had always thought beneath me for those exact reasons. But there was no denying my "womanly intuition," as Mallory and I lovingly dub it, and I held M. Stewarts beastly, unbeatably CRAFTY hand and charged forward...

Into frustration!

Everything went wrong; the glass gems weren't large enough, the glass gems weren't transparent enough, the scissors went missing, the magnets were non-existent (read: I had to fork over 2 bucks to get more), the glue gun was out of glue and leaked, the magnets that I bought were too weak, and my fingers burned. 

End result? A measly, translucent glass gem with a part of a map messily glued to the back, barely strong enough to keep itself up on the fridge, not to mention keeping a piece of paper up there. I could see the M. Stewart beast rolling its eyes and retreating in disgust. I suppose I'll photograph it sometime and post it up here, not much out of pride but as a warning to myself. The craft itself was childishly simple, but it chastised me and brought me off my high horse a little. Just a nudge. 

3 comments:

Amirah said...

it's okay. I'm sure you've read my "Why I thank God DT wasn't compulsory at GCSE" post! It details ALL of my failures, from a clock that fell off the wall to a demented stuffed animal :p

Merry Magpie said...

I have seriously screwed up some stuff too. I have not used my hot glue gun in years because I ALWAYS burn the crap out of my fingers.. Then I always say, "Damn that's hot." My ex-husband loved to laugh at me..

I keep my scissors on a long piece of ribbon around my neck. TA-DAH:)

Anonymous said...

ha i wondered why you bought that flimsy little magnet! now i know the truth. don't give up! i know you are better than martha...and if not remember she went to jail

-Mallory

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