Friday, March 05, 2010

Sometimes It Just Doesn't Quite Come Out Right

This past week, I have been working on a new Easter set for babies and little girls. Recently, I have definitely enjoyed designing all the frilly, cute little girl's accessories that I have placed for sale in my Etsy Shoppe. I guess it reminds me when my own daughters were young! It was so much fun in those days designing for them!
Usually when I am designing something, I am very lucky to have the actual crochet item come out pretty close to what I envisioned in my mind. But this week, I struggled trying to get the little girl's purse design for the Set just right. When I was finished with it, it DID look exactly like what I had been seeing in my vision and sketch, but unfortunately, when I began to sew the purse together, I realized it was not going to work! Rats! For some reason, the finished project turned out to be too awkward looking.

I am very fortunate that design mishaps don't happen to me very often. Perhaps this is because most of my designs are usually quick and easy to do, I don't know.
I was terribly discouraged yesterday. It is hard to abandon a project that you have put your energy into. But today, in the light of a new day,  I have decided to re-design a new purse to match the Easter Bonnet that is already completed. So, it is back to the drawing board! Hopefully, I will be able to complete my "Put On Your Easter Bonnet" set as planned!

Easter Bonnet worn by my beautiful niece, Jillian!
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Anonymous said...

I have had a few things turn out not quite as I wanted as well. I made my youngest a stable for her horses and thought at the time I would offer the pattern if it turned out like I wanted. I had to do so many changes to get it to work that I gave up on the pattern idea, at least for now.

Kristine said...

I too understand when a pattern doesn't come out the way I had planned. I have to say the bonnet came out beautiful though. With 5 girls of my own I love making things for them. Can't wait to see the finished purse.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you were discouraged, but hopefully today will be twice as good for designing! Your Easter hat is darling! Great work!

Shana said...

It happens to all of us I am sure. I know I can see things in my head and can't figure out how to get it done