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« on: April 08, 2006 12:03:24 AM »

alright, this started out as something for a swap but got seriously out of control.  I did start trying to make a memopad dust jacket but I it didn't fit so I had to add ribbons to extend it, then more ribbons to cover the backs of the ribbons and then more ribbons to cover unfinished seams.  And then the ribbons turn out to have an unfinished edge and I had to zig zag over them and hope they won't fray.  And now I must make a new one for my swap, not just because I forgot to put the &#%!!@# applique on before I sewed the flaps closed and nevermind that it ended up being very very different then I orginally intended, but its just too damn crappy to give away.  This seriously picked my ass.

So, now I subject you to many photos of my botch-up.
which in the end I don't mind too much, actually.  After all that.

The front:

oops, that pic turned out big

Inside:

ahh, crappy fraying ribbon

Inside, inside:

note the ribbon no one will ever see but I put it there anyway because I plan poorly

right.  I'm afraid I just used craftster to rant.  but rant about crafts, so its okay, right?
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2006 03:56:13 AM »

oo! its like a jacket for a notepad! hmm such a clever solution to my memo-pad-cover-breaking/bending/tearing incidents.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2006 07:48:54 AM »

I think ranting about crafts that we f*&^%#ed up is perfectly acceptable posting behavior.  I also don't think you messed it up that badly.  But we're our own worst critics right?  Chalk it up as a trial run, the next will be better.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2006 08:03:21 AM »

hey, the trial run *works*.  that makes it a working prototype over a failed experiment.  And notepad covers are one of those "it's easy, but it's not" projects.  Everything is in the execution.

and this was pretty good.

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2006 02:05:01 PM »

hey thanks

It's the next day now and I have some emotional distance from the event.  And now I'm much wiser for when I start again for my swap craft, right?  All the better for everyone.
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2006 05:31:12 PM »

yep.. and now you know what things to do in what order to make the next one "right" (or more right.. )

I have had project just utterly fail.  Anything better than catastrophic failure on the first run is a good thing, shorter learning curve...  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2006 09:21:29 PM »

I just finished the 'next generation' of dust jacket and it was better but I still made a couple of the same mistakes.  It is 'more right' (thanks M, got to remember that!), but lacks finesse. 
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Have craft-performance-anxiety - a term I just read on another thread and thought, hoo, boy, that's me!
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2006 09:26:21 AM »

the more you work on it the "more right" they will get.

I'm ADD, drives folks around me bananas how I pick up and put down projects and can keep track of the thirty or so that are "active" at any given time.

For swapping, it looks pretty good (the first one) it *works* and with a bit of PMing your partner for their specific like and I think you'll do just fine.

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2006 02:13:37 PM »

I love it , so what if it is fraying, just tell people it was suppose to be that way, i see alot of people with things that are frayed!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2006 02:22:51 PM »

I'm sorry it turned out badly but I'm glad you posted it because I have been working out in my head how to make one of these for a while now.

There are so many $1 ugly cheesy note pads/journals on sale every where and I think hmmm if I make a hip and happening cover for them BAM! That would be cool! Now we can learn from your experience/trial and error.

I was thinking felt. It is heavy duty and does not fray. Accessorize with appliques such as more felt circles in contrasting colors. I WAS considering ribbons but I think I'm reconsidering ribbons.  Wink

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