Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fabric Bowl Fail

Happy Cinco De Mayo, Senioreeties!

Last night I was feeling good, feeling like I could tackle and knock out a little project. I'd found this great little tutorial and thought, "yeah! I can totally do this!!"

It all went smoothly at first, but perhaps it was not meant to be. Wanna see my fabric bowl fail?
Oh dear. That's some baaad binding. But that's the inside so not too bad, right?
No one will really see that part.

Hey, this picture doesn't look so bad, but this is the "good side". Trust me it's got an ugly side too.

Oh dear. The gathering gave me problems (the threads broke!) the binding gave me problems too (I missed a few sections) and it was really hard to sew because the bowl is pretty small. I'd say it's about 2" high and maybe 4.5" wide.  But, this was my first try.

Gah! Some things look easier than they are.

I shall try again.

Hope your day is rolling smoothly along!


suzitee said...

But look how cute your tape looks sitting inside it! Not everything has to be perfect...that's the beauty of handmade :)

GardenofDaisies said...

Try a bigger size and it will probably be much easier. I always have trouble getting things (doll clothes, etc) to fit under the machine needle when they are little.

Giggly said...

I think it looks great!

lifemyway said...

You're too hard on yourself. It is really cute. Where did you find the tutorial?

dosierosie said...

I think it looks great but if your not happy with it you'll always see the mistakes. The next one will be perfect i'm sure.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Lisa... its not only cute but very useful too for you sewing table for holding little thing... I am going for one tomorrow... thats cute ...
Hope you would like to feel the beauty and fragrance of flowers at

Bonnie said...

I love these pretty tapes that I have been, everywhere...on blogs! I need to buy some of this stuff. Do you order on the internet?? what website?? I am a sucker for this kind of stuff. Sometimes I think I am always going to be a kid at heart..and that is fine with me!!