Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Craft Fail

fail polymer clay 1

Sigh.  Do you ever have one of those days?  Well, I’m blaming the above picture on “one of those days.”


I have felt like crud all weekend, due to allergies.  Don’t get me wrong though, living in Phoenix, I am still so thankful for all the extra rain we have had that has made things grow here to the point of having lots of pollen in the air! ;)


I was really wanting to finish an idea I’ve had in my head for a while.  Maybe that’s not a great idea when you don’t feel well and are doped up on drugs to help you feel better (the combination of both is not a good thing).


I don’t like how I feel when I take medication.  So, I tend to not take anything unless I really feel bad.  I have nothing against taking what you need when you need it (trust me, I love my anesthesiologists from all 3 labor and deliveries, and stories have been told that I may have even proposed to one of them due to such overwhelming love for the man that administers those wonderful drugs…though since I was so doped up I will neither acknowledge nor deny if that really happened, but I will admit that my feelings were quite passionate right then! )



Notice the stringy things hanging off my palm tree leaves? 

They are so not supposed to be there.

The discoloration?  Yup, again not supposed to be there.

In fact the whole other side of the palm tree was completely void of any color except black.


Apparently when working with polymer clay 425 degrees is not so friendly to your creations. 

Oh yeah, and maybe if  anyone in the house had not had horrible allergies as well, someone surely could have smelled the horrid burning smell fuming from the oven?  We should have smelled it way before the full 15 minutes expired, I would imagine.  Still can’t smell it though, with the smoke pouring out of the oven I would imagine it still smells…well, burnt.


Can we count that picture as a sneak peak?



PS Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!!  Thanks to all the wonderful teachers out there. 


Kat said...

We all have those days...feel better soon.

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Wow! It looks like leather! Feel free to post at http://craftfail.com - :)

Melissa said...

Funny but sad - some days are just like that

Syndi said...

That happens... I figure the first one's always a trial run. Looks cool though!

BTW, have you tried Claritin? That doesn't make me feel drugged like Benadryl. Hope you get some relief soon.

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Can't wait to show the final product on this one!

Thanks for the well wishes. I have tried Clariton and Zyrtec, and everything else. Just one of those things I've got to weather out I suppose! ;) It'll make me appreciate feeling great again! ;)

CitricSugar said...

Wishing you well!

(Also, thanks for sharing a failure! Nice to know the uber-fabulous have missteps, too. lol!)