Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fail

I hate to admit it but I failed to meet my goal for the weekend. It wasn't of epic proportions, and I knew going in to it that I had set my sights a little high so I'm not completely disappointed. So if I failed, then why am I posting? Because I made the rule and I can break it if I want to. Plus, what I did manage to get done is worth blogging about I think.
Saturday I was doing good but my momentum was gone by today. I also ran in to problems with supplies. There are a few things I needed and didn't want to make the trip to the store. One last obstacle was drying time. I'm still waiting on a few things to dry before everything can be put together.
I have lots of parts and it's just a matter of final assembly. Oh well, I'll catch myself up. I always do.

I made 5 sets of each of these flowers. So that was 15 quilled flowers and 15 accordion folded flowers. They still need leaves and then they will be going in to pots.


I made 5 quilled pumpkins, 5 trees and 5 fences made with my cricut. These will be going on to the wooden bases like I did with the dogs and cats.


And there are 10 pots waiting to be filled. Did I ever tell you how cheap I am? I'm sure that I did. But anyway, have you ever seen how expensive Styrofoam is? Well I have 10 pots and getting enough for each of them could have gotten pricey. Instead I bought a cheap can of the spray foam insulation and filled the pots 1/2 full with them. These are one of the things I'm waiting on to dry. 

The original goal for the weekend
15 accordion flowers (done)
15 quilled flowers (done)
5 pumpkins (done)
5 trees (done)
assemble all (fail)
All in all I would say it was still a very successful weekend.

31 comments:

marie said...

I think it was an excellent weekend! You got tons done...I love the flowers. About the spray foam insulation - excellent idea!!!

Sandee said...

I too think you did an outstanding job. You can't get dry what won't dry. You'll have these together in no time. Fail? Not one bit.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

LDH said...

Fail? No way! You did great! Lots accomplished and very cute at that!

BeadedTail said...

Your weekend was way more successful than mine! I love those pumpkins! Clever idea with the spray foam too!

Chatty Crone said...

I think you are doing a great job - and I didn't know there was spray Styrofoam!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I think you did great. That spray foam looks really good- I assume it will get painted to look like dirt or something. I'll be interested if you tell us what you can charge for these items.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks to me that you have done GREAT... Love the pumpkins. Your quilling is fabulous!!!!

People like alot of Harvesty/Fall/Pumpkin things this time of year.
Hugs,
Betsy

Grace said...

The pumpkins are delightful...

Lin said...

Good idea to skip the Styrofoam! I can't wait to see what you are making. I'm sure it is going to be cute!

Donna said...

You are getting there and everything is looking great! Love those flowers. And the spray foam is quite a bright idea!

Ginny said...

Way to go! I love the pumpkin!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ann have you used wooden skewers for the stems? Everything is so lovely . Waiting to see the finished work.

allotments4you said...

Well I don't class that as a fail at all Ann...the assembly part is just the finishing touch....and no-one can predict how long it will take for things to dry....even the state of the weather can have a factor in that...Can't wait to see the final project!!

Philippa said...

Definitely a success ... I'm sure you'll enjoy assembling them in spare moments during the week.

Duni said...

Well I for one think you got quite a lot accomplished at the weekend! The idea with the spray foam insulation is ingenious! How long do you have to wait until you can stick in the flowers?

Josep said...

You almost did it, and assemble all seems to me the funniest work. It's a success, no doubt about it.

Marina said...

You're very talented! I love your blog!

FishHawk said...

Duke says that you are doing much better, which is plenty good enough for me.

Sandra said...

I think you did a great job, that is a LOT and still have time to play with Duke and blog for us. i like the idea of the pumpkins and fence. can't wait to see them assembled.

Donna said...

I get tired just Watching You Work!!!Hahaaa....
These are pretty and I like your solution using foam!
hughugs

Connie Girl said...

Definitely not a fail. Love the idea with the spray foam! I will have to remember that one.

Anny said...

I think you did very well Ann. Surely not a failed weeked with so much done. I love the quilted pumpkins most :) They looks so good :) almost yummie :D

Don't unplug your hub said...

You managed to use the foam spray without leaving a mess. That's an achievement!

Helen said...

What a smart idea! Don't be too hard on yourself. You've done plenty.

Out on the prairie said...

I really liked the pumpkin

Tammy said...

I think you did great. You did get a lot done. Everything looks really nice too.

tahtimbo said...

That spray foam was a great idea!! Saving money is always a good thing :)
I do not see this as a fail. You got the most time-consuming part done and all you have to do is assemble everything. I see your weekend and the extreme-quality of work you did, as a rousing success!!

Catherine said...

Don't look at what you didn't do ~ look at all you did do! Fantastic job Ann!
xo Catherine

Sher said...

I love the fall projects. They are adorable!

Been away from the blogs for a few days and I have a lot of catching up to do!

DSS said...

I would say you were quite successful! And really, that foam situation...I call that thrifty :) We like thrift over here at Seersucker Central. Big time!

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