I'm going to bare my crafting soul today and you have to promise not to laugh. Okay, okay, you're allowed to laugh (AND I will even give you permission to pin this). This is my latest craft fail. Several months ago, I wrote a post detailing some of my DIY fails from that summer. It was a bit humbling to write because you rarely see anyone showing the not-so-pretty side of crafting (for good reason, who wants ugly crafts?). Crazy enough, that post got a lot of hits and people really seemed to identify with it.
We can all identify with making mistakes, right? It's part of the fabric of life and it's a necessity in crafting. I wanted so badly for this teacup to work. Have you seen these paper mache teacups by Ann Wood? I envisioned my cups looking like that. HA! I used her pattern and turned it into a file that my Cricut would cut. But I didn't want paper mache cups. I just wanted card stock cups. Well, it didn't work. The thing is totally lopsided and will not stay together properly. Sigh.
So I wanted all of you to know that no crafter whips up perfect crafts the first time every time. I hope this encourages you to give it another go after you turn out a less-than-perfect project. As a long time crafter, I cannot recount the amount of projects I've attempted that did not work out (or at least, not the first time). That is totally okay! Keep going! And don't be afraid to show the world your bumps along the way. Because we're all bumping along with you, we just aren't brave enough to photograph it.