I thought long and hard about what amazing first blog post I would dazzle myself and others with. And although I have worked on and completed many things since I created this in August, I can’t say I made anything that was the level of knock your socks off that I was thinking about. Don’t get me wrong I made a lot of cool things, but nothing grandiose using every ounce of construction and technical knowledge to wow everyone with.
Then it struck me. I am going to start with project failures and how I over came them. This is how you learn right? I would guess fifty percent of the time something in my project does not go as I had planned. Whether it be little things from breaking a sewing machine needle to more devastating problems like cutting a hole in a skirt with your serger because you are rushing. ( <—I speak from personal experience there) So some fixes are easy and some involve starting over, but I learn something with every screw up.
So lets start with this little project. I wanted to make some garden things for my mom as she has a fresh empty flower bed. This project also had to be cheap and preferable a stash buster.
Here is my inspiration picture.
( Found at shelterness.com if it doesn’t click through to the site)
I love these because they feel Alice in Wonderland inspired. Bonus: I have vintage tea cups I saved from my bff tea party wedding shower I threw her.
All the pretty china at the shower! (Photo by Capture me Imaging)