We're gonna skip over the fact that I've dropped off of the blog planet and just act like I dropped off in the middle of a paragraph, ok?
Way back a thousand years ago, when I was a young(er) newlywed and was consumed with creating The Perfect Home (bwahahahahaha) for my groom, I saw a craft on Pinterest and damn if I didn't want a piece of that action.
The original pic (below) has been re-posted and pinned a ton, and the original "post" I found links back to pinterest, so SOMEBODY out there came up with this genius idea.
I think, PERFECT, I can totally make that happen. Cue act 1. That started in FEBRUARY. As in, 9 months ago.
If you are interested in killing yourself slowly, you can find buttons at JoAnn Fabrics, but, in my case, not Hobby Lobby. They don't sell bulk packs. (See, now you can say a blog taught you something today!)
I was proud because the start of this project was going so smoothly. When it got to shaping the perfect heart, I very lightly traced out a heart... and then effed it the heck up.
I still can't figure out how it looked pretty before I started filling in the buttons... and then not pretty. It was wonky. Lopsided. SAD.
Now, 9 months later.... I'm not sure it really looked that bad. It looks symmetrical-enough to me...
And then, I re-did the damn thing last month. This time, with 2 layers of buttons.
Guess what? I broke my iPhone's camera (unrelated except for the horrible quality of this pic) AAAAND I still hate the damn heart. Hate hate loathe.
In pictures I feel like I'm over-reacting... but in person, NOPE.
So now I'm debating if I want to start over AGAIN.
But I almost can't bear to rip it all off and re-start. So instead it's been sitting on various tables around my house making my husband consider divorce.
Which is completely irrational. Which I'm fairly sure is what he would say re-doing a craft project 3 times is... but then again, some would say it's art and you can't rush a masterpiece.
And masterpiece is loosely translated into "copying something from Pinterest."
Soo... start over? I think the original picture shows they have a burlap/fabric heart underneath the buttons, which would TOTALLY help my wonky-heart problem.... except then I would have 4 wonky fabric hearts and have to choose one of them. Paralyzing.
I've missed it around here. Let's meet again soon, shall we?