21 May 2012

You don't know if you don't try

Sometimes, even if you think you failed at first, you may surprise yourself at what you've won.
I felted the bag. It's still drying so I'm saving the full photos until I can have all the bits and bobs off of it that are helping it to form it's final shape. I'll be honest, I'm not sure if I like it. Let me rephrase it, I don't dislike it but it didn't turn out as I had anticipated.

I've got the lining all cut out, complete with pockets, so hopefully I'll have something new to show you later on today or tomorrow. Currently, I'm trying to focus on all the positives - like how my cute ruffle edge didn't get lost in the process.

My original thought was to felt this bag but as I went on, I became lost in all the fun little details that I added - forgetting about the felting for strength aspect as was my initial plan. I think I added all of those things because I was afraid to felt. I had only done it once and while I think the end result was rather neat, the recipient didn't seem to care for it because she never used it... granted, Peanut was only 16 at the time and purses weren't her thing but even three years later it is sitting in my closet.

At least I can always say that I'm not afraid to try - and that is a million times more rewarding because sometimes, happy accidents occur that you couldn't have planned in a million years.  So while my bag is currently drying, I'm letting it's new shape and design marinate with me too.  Who knows, when it's all said and done, it could be my most favorite creation.  Only time will tell.

Are you working on anything new or scary?  How is it going?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I agree: you've got to try. Serendipity often comes from experiments. I love the colors so much that I'm sure it's going to come out well. Maybe it just needs the right recipient?


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