Sometimes in craft things don’t turn out quite the way we hope they will. Paint dries a different color or dye takes much darker than we had envisioned. Sometimes it’s operator error. Maybe we use a product improperly, accidentally or on purpose and get a craft fail. There are so many ways things may not pan out.
But that doesn’t mean they aren’t of value. A craft fail basically means that you tried something and failed. But we learn from our failures. I will never, ever keep a hot knife or wood burner in a room with any other living thing than myself. After leaving mine on the ground thinking I had unplugged it and it had started to cool I start to smells something burning. My heart drops because I know that smell… it’s hair and a lot of it. Luckily it was a dust bunny but I will be so, so much safer with these things in the future.
On this go I was disappointed in myself because I totally messed up. After dyeing I tossed my new flour sack rags into the washer with detergent and a detergent booster. Yikes! The color almost completely washed away but, in the end, my Momma likes the delicate pastels they became. So in the end my loss is actually a win and Momma has 4 new kitchen towels to add to her drawer.
So head on over to Mom Spark to make some lovely watercolor flour sack rags in either light or dark colors and be prepared to get lots of “oh, those are so pretty!” comments!
Oh, and be sure to bust out the gloves!