Yeah. Well, we all make mistakes, especially when experimenting with a new idea. And my excellent new idea was to cover a tote bag with yo-yo's made with some pretty vintage fabrics I've been holding on to. In my head, this was going to be a really freakin' cool looking summery-flowery yo-yo tote!
In reality, it looks like I went on a clown killing spree to finish this. In fact, it's already been dubbed as the "clown pelt" by friends. My husband politely acknowledged the craftsmanship and then followed up by asking if I was "really going to take that thing in public?". Yep, I have created a monster.
On the bright side, my little girl loves it. She points to all the buttons (saying, "Buh-uhns" so cute, right?) and loves the bright colors. So this may just end up being a bag for K.
I lined the bag with some vintage sheeting, too. And - now that I am thinking about it - many of the buttons were vintage as well.
In retrospect, it's not the project design that's so awful, but rather my choice of materials. I think softer colors, sticking to just a few fabrics and finishing up with just one kind of button to tie it all together would make this a sucess. However, I've had my fill of yo-yo's for the moment. I think it's time to move along to something new!
How about you? Have you ever had a project go terribly wrong?