Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Use it or lose it

I have a really bad habit of buying craft supplies and then not using them because I have a fear of screwing things up and wasting perfectly good material. However, I fail to see that I'm wasting perfectly good money on the materials that I buy and then don't use.

I've had some vinyl to use with my cricut machine but in typical Ann fashion it's sat because I might mess up. Well guess what? I decided to try a project and do you know what happened? I screwed up the first time. But the world kept turning, nothing crashed down on top of me and I learned a little something in the process.

The plan was to add an SVG file I found on Cutting for business to a cutting board. I purchased a white cutting board from Dollar Tree and this is what I made.


Since this didn't turn out too bad I tried out another idea. I'll show you that one tomorrow.

31 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I LOVE it!!!!

crafty cat corner said...

I'm with you there, I have stuff that really is just looked at because I don't want to use it up. lol
Briony
x

MadSnapper said...

me to on Ginnys I LOVE IT... great idea... can't wait to see the next one. if this is one you screwed up I can't tell you did. since I cry inside each time I spend a cent on anything, I don't do the buy and not use. I don't use things because I refuse to buy them. I have been looking at a pair of earrings I really want, and just can't make myself buy them. 20.00 and I just got an email they are now 16. but is till will not buy them...

Grace said...

I do love that saying - (and since there is little probability that I will be cooking for you anytime soon, I can admit that that is SOP in my kitchen!)

The Feminine Energy said...

Ohhhhh, how darling!!!!! And so true in our kitchen too. :-D I think your feelings about "messing things up" is quite common, Ann. Have you ever watched Maremi's Small Art on YouTube? She is a WONDERFUL gal who posts art videos and is all-the-time telling folks to use their art supplies. She's so encouraging and is constantly saying "That's ok!" when she messes up as well. Give her a watch, if you have time. I think you too will be encouraged to use your art supplies via Marta. :-) Love, Andrea xoxo

Sandee said...

I love this. Well done, Ann.

Have a fabulous day, Ann. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

CeeCee said...

Good one, Ann

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I think that came out really cute!

Lin said...

I have fabric that I don't ever cut into. What is with that??! You aren't alone in that. Turned out great!

Terra said...

Oh that is so funny and it turned out nice.

Rose said...

Are you sure we are not sisters? I do the exact same things with stuff...get it and am afraid of messing up so it just sits. And is a waste of money. And at least if we mess up, like you say the world doesnt stop spinning...and we actually get something fir our money.

Rose said...

Oh, forgot to say I love what you made!

Ann said...

thanks

Ann said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does that...lol

Ann said...

It's SOP in my kitchen too...lol

Ann said...

Oh thanks. I'll have to check her out. I can use all the encouragement I can get...lol

Ann said...

thank you

Ann said...

thanks

Ann said...

OMG, me too. I buy fabric I love and make plans for but won't cut it because what if I cut wrong.

Ann said...

thanks. I saw the saying a while back and had to use it.

Marg said...

Good for you to make something and it came out great. Well done. Have a good week.

Pam said...

I love it...that is too cute. Hey, messing up is part of learning. I always called that a learning curve.

likeschocolate said...

Glad you made that because it totally made me smile. Have a great week!

CheerfulMonk said...

I love it too. :) Good for you for realizing that buying materials and letting them just sit there are a waste. It's much better to assume that they are there for your education. Focus on what you are learning, not the end result. If it turns out great, that's frosting on the cake. If it doesn't, you have at least learned a lot and not wasted anything.

Catherine - Mixed Media Artist said...

yes, Maremi is really fun to watch - and I got a lot of ideas from her, when I needed them...

Catherine - Mixed Media Artist said...

love it...hope you can create more and more...I seem to recall when I arrived here at this blog, you said you had lost your mojo; understandable but now look at where you are flying....

Ann said...

Thanks

Ann said...

My logical brain tells me that but there is that little part that is so afraid of messing up materials

Ann said...

aww thanks

Ann said...

I don't know why I've always been like that but it's a bad habit that's hard to break. I'm working on it though

Ann said...

Thanks. I hope I can too. I don't know if the mojo is back full force or not but I'm hoping it sticks around for a bit any way

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