So, I've started a flickr group. If you look through a craft flickr group, you'll be amazed at the creative things people make. There are some super talented people out there! But . . . the thing about these flickr groups is that people always post their successes - their best and brightest projects. No one every posts pictures of their flubs, their flops . . . their (gasp) "failures".
That's just not reality.
We all "fail" at something sometime. And these so-called failures should be celebrated not shunned - relegated to the scrap pile or the junk heap of life. After all, if you fail right, you learn something every time.
You learn to clip corners before you turn something right side out.
You learn to adjust the thread tension on your sewing machine.
You learn to put right sides together.
You learn how to use fusible interfacing.
You learn rotary cutter technique.
You learn . . .
And let's face it . . . isn't there something in you that feels like success is even sweeter after failure?
So . . . please post your success - your best and your brightest. But next time you flub, flop or "fail", snap a picture and post it here (or click on the flickr badge to the left of this post) in celebration of a new thing tried and a lesson learned.
I try to teach my kids good manners. I'm not sure how successful I've been though. But when I hear them say "please" or "thank you", I know my persistence is paying off. I try to use good manners on my blog too . . . giving credit where credit is due by linking back to projects or ideas from other crafty bloggers. I ask you to do the same. If, in some rare instance, you are inspired enough to blog about something I tried or use an idea you find here, please link back to me (if it's my idea) or the original blogger. Feel free to use my original ideas and tutorials for personal use only (gifts or self) not for profit!