|Sometimes, even if you think you failed at first, you may surprise yourself at what you've won.|
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?