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Goodbye Martha Stewart, Hello Crafty Me!

21 Oct

Problem solved. I bought the completely wrong wire for the Martha Stewarts Encyclopedia of Crafts book.. It would have been nice to know that from the beginning. She didn’t exactly make it clear what kind of wire you needed. It says, “Any wire that will fit through the holes of the beads twice.” …. maybe she should have emphasised the wire needs to be bendable!!!!!

Well now that I have vented! I decided to just play around with the wire I used for the paper project https://underestimatedmom.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/paper-flower-power/ and I made an E out of beads and wire. Martha does suggest doing this in her book but again her instructions are worthless so I threw the book on the floor and did it myself!

I am trying to figure out what I would use this for .. On E’s door to her room, as a christmas ornament, or maybe hang it from a window and let the sun make a million sparkles 🙂 but it was totally fun to make! I’ll be selling these for $1.00 and miniture size’s for 50 cents (plus shipping and handling) if anyone is interested.

Well I guess i’ll be adding the craft store to my list of things to do tomorrow and try again! Wish me luck!

Love Always,

J

Martha Stewart hates me ;)

21 Oct

After reading the first 50 pages of The Accidental Mother  by Rowan Coleman I am definitely getting this book! I am excited to see what happens next!

I have spent some time today doing some beading for Martha Stewarts Encyclopedia of Crafts but I’ll just go ahead and let you know that once again her instructions are seriously dissapointing. I feel like she doesn’t exactly want you to know how to do but for you to figure it out on your own and that makes me really glad that I didn’t purchase this book. What’s the point of getting a book to show you how to do things if it’s not going to really show you? My first try was completely unsuccessful so I’ll check back when I actually figure it out. I used to make the bugs out of beads and string when I was a little kid and the string is so much easier than using wire .. I am trying to figure out the importance of her using wire instead of string. My guess is it lasts longer but we’ll see if I can even get one done. If not I’m going back to string 😛

I think I am going to take a break, eat some lunch, then try to go back with a fresh mind. We’ll see how that goes 😉

Love Always,

J

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