Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I ain’t Crafty!

I call myself creative….or maybe I have an “eye” for things….you know…I like to think that I do anyway…from time to time…I can arrange things…or pick colors and fabrics that work well together….”marry them” if you will….but I have now reached the point that I must admit that “crafting” is NOT my forte’…I do not have the patience for it and more often than not, I end up with some sort of injury….or burn…or cut….or all of the aforementioned….

HOWEVER, that does not mean that I won’t TRY to make something….

case in point….I saw this on the blog Classicly Amber and thought it was SO cute!  I pinned it and looked at it and loved it and wanted it and while I sincerely would love it if Amber just popped that puppy in the mail to me…I highly doubt that that would  happen….isn’t it cute?

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SO….one Sunday a few weeks ago I set about making myself one of these here wreaths….I mean, how hard could it be?  You just roll fabric to make the roses and wha la!  Cutie Patootie Wreath~!

Not so fast little missy!

This here craft calls for the use of the dreaded GLUE GUN!!  DEAR HEAVEN!!! 

First of all it took me an ENTIRE DAY to roll and twist and glue my little rosettes to said circular wreath form!  I sat and cut and rolled and twisted and glued and burned and cursed and rolled and twisted some more!  My knees were locking up and my back was cramping where I was sitting for HOURS all hunched over said project at hand….and I truly made the BIGGEST mess you have ever seen…fabric remnants all over the den…strings…glue sticks…threads…a HOT mess!

Then… I didn’t like some of them….so I REROLLED and RETWISTED and REBURNED myself again!!!

Then I arranged them on said circular wreath form and this is where I incurred a third degree burn to the wrist…I laid my arm right down in the hot glue that I had just squirted out and then pulled the glue off my wrist and the skin came with it and I thought, well….that will leave a mark….and it did!

But I am nothing if not PERSISTENT…so I did manage to create said wreath….I used the fabrics that I have in my dining room…

SO here is the final product…

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So, there you go!  422 hours….a third degree burn….much gnashing of teeth and a teeny tiny bit of cursing later…..this is the end result…LORD HAVE MERCY!!  It was comical!  I ain’t even lyin’…COMICAL!

You crafty girls have my heartfelt admiration and adoration and respect….cos’ I have to admit…I AIN’T crafty!!!

And yes, I will sell this gawgeous piece of art….the price is $2,445,332.99.

Just sayin’….

Thank you for stopping by!!

Lou Cinda :)

46 comments:

  1. Well if it makes you feel any better it is gorgeous. I see how this could take a long time. Looks like a labor of love.

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  2. Beautiful job, Lou Cinda, and you can't even see the skin tucked under the rosettes! : ) Let me tell you, I have a love/hate relationship with my hot glue gun. I did the same exact thing you did but on my index finger; thought I was pulling the glue off and it was actually the blister that formed instantaneously. It hurt soooo bad ~ for days. All for a stupid coffee filter wreath! I felt a little better afterwards because I took it out on said coffee filter wreath, which looked like crap after all that anyway. So some things I will attempt and some things I will look to buy. I actually found a really cute and reasonably priced coffee filter wreath on Etsy ~ but as far as anyone else knows ~ I made it!

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  3. I would say you are one crafty girl because your wreath looks gorgeous! Way to go Lou Cinda!!!

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  4. Your wreath is beautiful...Hot glue is a wonderful product, however we do have to be careful. I am so sorry to hear you got a nasty burn. It had to be painful.....

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  5. You are too funny, Lou Cinda! But I don't think you can say that you "ain't crafty" 'cause it is simply GORGEOUS! I love the fabrics that you chose. In fact, I am pinning it! :-) Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  6. I think it is perfect in every way..
    in your case, persistence paid off!
    in spite of all your encounters with hot glue and said glue gun..along with the said out loud naughty words.
    yes.. quite perfect!
    hugs..
    Loui♥

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  7. Oh my goodness! You did an amazing job on the wreath. It is adorable. I guess this falls under the old saying "no pain no creative genius gain". So where did you hang your new creation?

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  9. LouCinda it really is pretty! I am so sorry that you were burnt and it pulled your skin off...ouch! If I were you I would be very proud of the final product! I loved that you used the fabrics in the room!~Hugs, Patti

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  10. Your wreath is gorgeous! You did a great job and I love the colors. I have had so many layers of skin burned on my fingers also.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  11. that was hilarious! I think it turned out perfect!
    ♥Linsey

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  12. Well your wreath turned out very pretty!! I hate that you had to suffer the dreaded glue attack. I've had a few of those myself. Not fun! Seriously, it is really pretty and you did a fine job!

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  13. After all that work...it is just charming!!! I really like the fabrics that you used. Are you sure you don't want to make more of them and sell them on-line?

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. You are hilarious! I am with you. Me and crafting aint buddies! But your wreath did turn out quite fabulous!

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  15. This is beautiful! You did a great job. Now, you must not stop. This is important ::wink::
    The more you do, the better you will become. Even if it's only in the category of wounds.
    Love it!

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  16. Just a teeny tiny bit of cursing???? LOL I beg to differ.....I've burned myself with said glue gun missy! That requires a lot of hefty cursing. lol It is beautiful though...aren't you proud?

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  17. Heaven's to Betsey!......you did an OUTSTANDING job on your wreath! It's beautiful. I can imagine it DID take a long time to make. I'm a little bit like you with that whole lack of patience thing. I'm an instant satisfaction, get it done quick kind of girl. You should be very proud of your creation. And....you're still alive to show it off!

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  18. I love your wreath and now I love your blog! I will be following you!

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  19. Oh my gosh -- this is ADORABLE! Love the colors and it was worth your heartache -- beautiful!

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  20. Lou Cinda,
    I FEEL your pain!!! But look at all you've gained...this is gorgeous!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  21. Oh my goodness....It is GORGEOUS!!!!! I know exactly what you mean! I swear, I could have written this exact same blog post about every single one of my crafts. HAHA! I also have many, many 3rd degree burns on my arms, hands, and fingers from that blasted hot glue gun! HAHA!

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  22. I'm so sorry for your burns, but this post is hilarious. Besides a beautiful (if hard won) wreath, you made your readers laugh. Success! :)

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  23. Well, it was all worth it because your wreath is just gorgeous! Next time, do like my friend Martha Stewart says....keep a bowl of ice water nearby. lol!

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  24. Well, you did a great job--Beautiful wreath Lucinda! I have a couple of glue gun scars on my hands . . . ouch!

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  25. Your wreath turned out great! The price not so much! Hahahaha! I have felt the same way about some of the furniture I've work on in the past!
    tot

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  26. Oh Lou Cinda you had me doubled over laughing for I am the same way with a glue gun. I saw a darling topiary made much the same way- after 10 rosettes and 10 fingers burned to a crisp I called it quits!

    Your wreath turned out so pretty - love the pretty ribbons you chose!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  27. This is a great posting I have read. I like your article.

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  28. Well, I hate to say it but the burns look like they were worth getting because this is too cute! I think we can all relate to the dreaded glue gun but we all still trade the burns for the end results! lol I just burned myself last week making topiaries. I always think that I can be extra careful so it won't happen this time..but it always does!
    Your wreath is adorable. I think I'm going to check out the post you linked to to see how you did it.

    Nancy

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  29. It turned out so pretty. I wanna make one now....but I burn myself too much with my glue gun too. I'll just put it on my list of future projects. :)

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  30. I would say that your efforts were well worth the pain, suffering and mental anguish you went through because, Lou Cinda, your creation is just beautiful. I never considered myself a crafy gal but I took the leap and made a Valentine garland which became quite popular! Then I was hooked and have made sevearl other crafty items since. You may just have sparked something in yourself you never thought was there.
    A job well done!!!

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  31. LOL! I know it wasn't funny at the time but this post is hilarious! Thank you for the laugh. Yes, you are persistent and your persistence paid off! Your wreath turned out great! And I love the price tag you put on it!

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  32. That wreath is so gorgeous! I did three of those rosettes for a wreath and I know how much work goes into them. They look like they'd be easy and quick but aren't! Great job!

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  33. Well, you just can't say that any more - you are crafty and this is gorgeous. You did a great job.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  34. I am right there with you...that glue gun is lethal.....in fact you could probably use it as a weapon in a dark ally.....looks good though! I do not even have the patience to stick with something that long...just sayin.

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  35. Hysterical! Your wreath is absolutely GAWJUS! Always have a bowl of cold water beside you when using a glue gun to dip your burnt fingers. I hope you are using a low temp gun....still burns but not as much.

    Again, the wreath is beautiful, really!

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  36. Well girl for not being crafty not sure what you call this beauty! Turned out gorgeous. Glue guns are not fun to work with.

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  37. I always loved your creativity. You have a talent for design.

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