Tuesday, February 3, 2009

When craft goes bad.....

Have you ever fiddled something into existence, only to find that you are completely unsure about it?

I saw a tutorial for making paper gift wrap thingy's recently ( I have no idea where) and when I was chopping the tails of all the too-long zippers...I fiddled these similar little doo-dads....

I am not sure if they are totally cool or totally naff ! Actually the more I think about it - the more I am leaning toward totally naff.

But then I fiddled this one into existence from the tape measure stash.......



ahhhh......much happier !!!

52 comments:

  1. Yes, the tape measure looks way,way better.

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  2. I love the tapemeasure one! The zipper ones....not so much.

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  3. I like the zip ones as well, they both look good.

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  4. Even your craft gone bad looks better than my triumphant craft creation. I like them all!

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  5. Hey I like your zip ones too - the tape measure one is awesome, but they're all cool. Don't put them in the naff corner - no way Jose!

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  6. Your getting the hang of it. I like them all. Keep on going

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  7. The tape measure one looks the best to me, but the zipper ones aren't too bad. I guess it's because you can't really tell what they are unless you look closer at them, yknow? With the tape measure bow, someone would automatically think, "whoa!" Haha, did that make sense? Anywho, they're still great. =]

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  8. I think fiddling is all part of learning - the tape measure one looks great - isn't it funny how great tape measures look in our work? I guess it's a symbol of our work and we can all relate to it ... fiddle away!!!

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  9. I agree too - much better. But what do you do with all those zips now?

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  10. Definitely the tape measure one!

    I find if I fiddle too much with my photos they NEVER work -

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  11. The tape measure works better than the zipper - but both are totally cool. By the way, were these on the list?
    Cheers!

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  12. Agree - tape measure all the way!!!

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  13. Yep, the tape measure one is my favourite too. x

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  14. The tape measure one is so cool! What a fabulous idea.

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  15. OMG where do you get the ideas.......I am so not crafty........you are unbelievable ..

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  16. Great doo-dat ideas. How great would they look on a gift for a handmade item. Just goes to show you can make anything out of crap (oops, should have typed anything out of nothing) LOL !!!

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  17. oh yes the tape measure one does it for me...totally...

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  18. I really love the tape measure one!! The zippy ones have potential - maybe they need their loops to be smaller, like the little turquoise one?

    xxx

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  19. You must be nearing the end of your list to be fiddling, how ingenious and outside the square! by the way... how many people have a tape measure stash?? I own 3, thats it.. am I understocked? XXX

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  20. I do like the idea, though!! I think that the first ones are on the right track to being cool - they just need to be way more dramatic. Like bigger, and with more loopies added onto them so they're fluffier. Ya know?
    Love the tape measure one - perfect for crafty friends gifts :)

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  21. Those are fab - I'm thinking a bit of broochiness. Not at all naff if you ask me. BTW giving away a semi-precious beady kit at my end - drop by if you fancy a chance. Emma x

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  22. I think maybe if the zipper ones hat some fabric petals behind them as well it would work much better... I love the measuring tape one though.. I want measuring tape.. that may be the strangest thing I have ever wanted... erm

    *distraction technique*

    look I have a silly cat

    http://meridianariel.blogspot.com/

    *runs for it*

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  23. I like them all, except maybe the green one. Maybe if the loops were smaller it would look neater? I think they'd be cute on a little tote intended for carrying around a sewing project.

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  24. where do you find such fabulous tape measures...mine is so boringly yellow. i love that it's a flower now! btw...my list is jealous of your list.

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  25. The tape measure one looks cool. Maybe the zips are a bit skinny? Perhaps if the loops were smaller they would look fuller. I like the idea!

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  26. Thanks for putting the pictures of the zipper thingos up even if you didn't like them! I think that they'd be alright on a crafty type present... but I'm loving the tape measure one!! You don't know till you try!! How are you going with your list of things to get done?! How long to go now?! Hope everything is going really well. :)

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  27. Maybe if the zipper ones had more fun centers...

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  28. Here is a link to a zipper-flower craft.

    http://www.marthastewart.com/article/zipper-flower-pins?lnc=4ef2dc5bfca40110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&rsc=showarchive_tv_show-archive

    One of those crafts that could go either way - hate it or love it :)

    But I do like your tape flowers a lot!

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  29. I already loved the bracelet you made so my favourite is definitely the tape measure !

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  30. Where do you find all these ideas? I'm so envious. Love the flowers but have to confess I like the zip ones - the petals do need to be a bit smaller though - either that or use a bigger zipper. I have other things to do today but goodness me I really want to try these...vbg.

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  31. I like the tape measure one, no too sure about the others though :-(

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  32. I prefer the tape measure too!

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  33. the tapemeasure one is definitely best. I have on in blue (I got it s couple of years ago) and I still love it.

    Monda
    x

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  34. It seems I also got dyslexia too.

    I'm tired. sigh. I guess you know what I mean.

    Monda
    x

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  35. Jodie, I think the tape measure one is fantastic. I would love to make those to top gifts for crafting friends.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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  36. I guess sometimes things have to go bad before they can be good... ;)

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  37. OO the tape measure looks great. I think the zippers are great too. But what about using ric-rac........that could be very cool

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  38. I love them all, but especially the tape measure. Too cute!

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  39. Tape measure one the best but the others will look great with the right wrapping paper me thinks!

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  40. Hope you've got enough tape measures coz that one is a hit!

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  41. Tape measure gets my vote too

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  42. Yeah, I like the tape measure one better, but I don't know why. They should share equally in the cuteness, but they don't.

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  43. You really think outside of the square Jodie!! The rosettes are gorgoeus - especially the tape measure one.

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  44. I'm with you Jodie - the tape measure one is great and far more "You".

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  45. You have a tape measure stash??

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  46. I've seen some zipper jewellery somewhere before - shall send you a link when I can remember where it was. I think it needs the metal teeth to make it look most effective - but I think that your brooches all look great!

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  47. Love the tape measure one. The zipper ones are OK, but a bit difficult to see that they are in fact made of zippers - maybe if you used those heavier metallic zippers? But then you wouldn't get them in all those cute colours, I suppose...

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  48. i like everyone of the brooches
    i wore them all not at the same time :P
    dont ever say naff again

    sofia from athens greece

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