Friday, 10 June 2011


It all started so well, I had a nice scrap of felt I had made with some lefotver wool, a piece of pretty fabric and a plan

First I made a paper pattern

I pinned and snipped the felt and fabric

I carefully stitched around the shape

Then I came to turn it all inside out and that's when I began to  realise I might be in nitwit mode as I had barely left enough room to turn everything right side out

And then it dawned on me, I was clearly a complete nitwit

I had sewed the fabric together with the right sides facing out. Twit!

Aha thinks a small clever part of my brain... this can be retrieved by sewing round the outside edges using a wide zigzag 

Well it might have worked if I had enough thread to do that, but I didn't did I?

Ah well, at least I have another cunning plan... I'm going to edge the whole flipping thing with some nice bias binding. Please excuse me while I hop off to eBay for more supplies!

Hope you are all having a more successful start to your weekend!
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  1. You are a genius! I would probably have become so disheartened that I'd have given up!
    Well done for originality. I hope the finished article will meet with your approval.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  2. Aw, thank you Maggie May... I hate to quit on such a pretty piece of material, I'll make something of it yet!

  3. Every crafter has disasters and yours isn't even that so WAY TO GO! Like Maggie, I'd have given up and chucked the whole thing out of the window.

  4. Thanks Sharon, looking at the photos again it doesn't look so bad after all I guess... I just wish I had some more of that shade of purple thread as one side is unsewn, and that is no use in a purse!

  5. Hi Rae, good to have your comment on my blog.
    I see we are fellow Pisces, Oh, dear, poor you if you are anything like me. lol
    You should give crazy patchwork a go. I don't really like the patchwork so much as the embellishment, that's the bit I love because you can use so many different things, ribbon, beads, etc, you could even incorporate your felting into it. Anything goes, that's what I like.
    Hope to keep in touch.

  6. Rae, thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

    I really appreciate it when crafty and talented people like yourself share not only their triumphs, but their goofs as well. We all have those nitwit moments, but few admit it. Doing so shows how genuine you are, and sets a good example that every unexpected turn in crafting is an opportunity for learning and creative improvisation. I can't wait to see the finished product !

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  7. I so appreciate you linking up this project to WWWW! I think we all need to hear your optimism when faced with a craft fail! I'm sure you'll get it all fixed up in no time!