CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Terribly Wrong by Heather Mann

By Heather Mann

Negative Bridgit, who over priced the dimensions of her head—her home made frilly lace bathe cap got here immediately all the way down to her chin. And who can blame Lindsey for considering "glitter shoes" appeared like a funky, effortless venture rather than what it became out to be: a puddle of gleaming glop. and very, whoever published that amazing Spaghetti-Stuffed Garlic Bread on Pinterest will be sued. while Mindy pulled hers from the oven, it appeared like a "hot mess of intestines streaming out of doughy flesh." Mmmm, thanks, Pinterest!
Written by means of Heather Mann, writer of, her hilarious web publication with thousands of web page perspectives and millions of fans, CraftFail celebrates the artistic method, yet from the opposite part. this can be the stuff that will get the "A for Effort" and LOL for end result. yet as soon as the laughter dies down, it additionally evokes a hot feel-good admire for crafters who aren't afraid to fail. in spite of everything, no matter if there's now not a mortal alive other than Martha who could make a Waxed middle valuable of striking on your window to capture the sunlight, why shouldn't many try out? whilst it is going mistaken, why shouldn't the remainder of us take pleasure in this Epic Fail? after which examine the entire full-color pictures that record it.
Home decor fails, style fails, vacation fails, meals fails, child crafting fails— as one nameless crafter stated: "It wasn't purported to finish this way." fortunately for us, it did.

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6cm (23⁄₈in) Ribbon folding Decorative ribbon work is found in many different cultures and historical periods. Some of the most interesting examples come from India where the technique is traditionally worked in metal ribbon called Gota. Folded ribbon trim is found in dress trimmings and hat decorations, particularly from the early 20th century. Look in museums or books of costume for ideas. Material and design NOTES •• These techniques work well with heavier ribbon such as grosgrain in silk or rayon.

The sample described uses ribbon and is particularly effective with striped ribbon or grosgrain. 4 Fold the long end UNDER and upwards creating a point and a 1 Fold the end over at a 45-degree angle, and clip. 45-degree angle. Clip the fold. 2 Fold the long end over at the same angle so that the straight edges meet, and clip. 5 Fold the ribbon at a 45-degree angle to the right, and clip. 6 Fold the ribbon under and down in the same way. Continue following the same pattern, keeping the piece the same way up from now on.

Allow the underside folds on the left-hand side to fold back to make a triangle, but on the right-hand side, press the underside folds flat to form a triangle pointing in the same direction. Arrows. A B Up and down triangles Make the first fold as for Sawtooth Diamonds, lifting the top edge to the bottom edge and allowing the underside folds to make opposite triangles. Then fold the top layer only of each corner to the centre – points A and C to point B. Press flat and hand sew in place if required.

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