Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Super Bowl some klutzo ruffles

It's Super Bowl Sunday today! Looking forward to lots of yummy food at the party we're attending this afternoon. I am making more sweet and sour meatballs  and my own veggie tray. I'm not a huge fan of the store bought veggie trays- who wants to eat celery anyways? It's going to have sweet peppers, broccoli, baby carrots and some cucumber I think. If only I had a tray that was football shaped to put them in!

Stayed up way too late (2 am) working on various craft projects last night. Made some good progress on a handmade pinboard and a backing for this cute little frame.

Had two moments yesterday though that will help you understand why I call myself the Klutzy Crafter. First, on the way to dinner I was working on crocheting the motifs on the top secret project I am currently making. They are super cute, but require lots of (tedious) end weaving. When I finished weaving in one part, I attempted to drop the tapestry needle into the pocket of my crochet bag and missed. After ten minutes of searching, it appears that the bowels of the are have swallowed it. No biggie, except that was my LAST needle, so now I have to make another trip to the craft store.

One of my motifs. Hope all the ends are worth it!
My other klutzo moment started when I decided to try re-creating the ruffled clutch found here at about 1 am. Probably my first mistake was starting so late at night.

I have what some people might call a love hate relationship with my sewing machine. I love the idea of what can be created with a little thread and fabric, however my patience and skills don't necessarily always match up with the dream. After about 45 minutes, I ended up with the below....and a broken sewing machine. The bobbin just won't feed, so I guess I'm going to have to go fix that.

My ruffle tube
So...go Giants and Patriots! What yummy thing are you making for the Super Bowl?

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