Craft fail!Okay, so this blog is to celebrate craft triumphs along with fails. So here, I present a fail.
Also this post could go down in the "too much information" label but I want to share all successes & misses with you.
Obviously, having a baby is expensive. We all know that. So I have been trying to cut some expenses where I can, make what I can & just get the exact things that we need. Afterall, we don't need THAT much stuff.
One of those areas is this idea of paying $20 per box of disposable breast pads. I hadn't really noticed how expensive they were as they were far far down on my "to get" list. But then they registered on my radar when my sister suggested that I make them out of face washers! BRILLIANT! She's clever that big sis.
The plan was perfect. I bought about 6 face washers for $2.90, washed them & worked out I could get 2 pairs out of one washer. Genius!
I lined up all the materials ready to show you how to do it & got cutting out my perfect little circles traced from a mug.
Then I sat down to the machine & tried to get busy zig zagging the edges. It's just like Appliqué, I said to myself. Just edge around the circle with a nice tight zig zag & we'll have cheap, reusable pads in a jiffy.
Here is where things started to unravel...literally. Due to the terry towelling fabric of the face washer & the fact that I was not using an overlocker, the edges just got jammed in the feed dog & frayed like crazy!