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:

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

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  2. 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. :)

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

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

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. The pumpkins are delightful...

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  10. 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!

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

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  12. Way to go! I love the pumpkin!

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

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  14. 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!!

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

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  16. 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?

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

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  18. You're very talented! I love your blog!

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

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  20. 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.

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

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

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  23. 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

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

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

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

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  27. 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!!

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

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  29. 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!

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  30. 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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