when things turn out to be a mess
These supplies were meant to turn into a bookmark. Aren't they nice? Pretty fabrics, lovely trim, and perle cotton for stitches. It was a wonderful idea until it was all pieced, and then I realized that it was bulky and looking rather gross.
This happens sometimes, doesn't it? Things end up messier than we think they will. Pretty sure that doesn't just apply to crafts. The elements have potential, but we don't quite pull it together in the best way possible.
It's at this point that I really, really need to resist looking at others and comparing my work (or life!) to theirs. It's not helpful in any way. Okay, so maybe if what I've made just needs some polishing, seeing how someone else did it can be a benefit. But when I'm feeling like I've failed, it's so much better to move forward and try something new.
Because a mess doesn't mean that we're done.
Hold onto that. I'm not sure why, but I felt like I needed to remind us all of this.
(and here's hoping that the next thing goes better!)
By Mollie Johanson at Friday, August 21, 2015