....you don't succeed, try, try again! This is a proverb that was traced back to Thomas H. Palmer. He wrote it in his 'Teacher's Manual'. I bet you didn't know you would get history lessons while reading a lifestyle blog, but there it is! This proverb is what is known as a cliché. Can you say that with me..
cliché \klē-ˈshā, ˈklē-ˌ, kli-ˈ\
There's your language lesson. Two for one, who can beat that??!!
After the Stool Pigeon episode, I was very discouraged about doing any more craft-type projects. But I already had a mess laid out on the kitchen counter for the next one and knew I needed to use the materials and get it finished (I hate wasting money). So broken-egoed (yes, I know it's not a word), I started work on the next project -- a pillow.
Even though the Stool Pigeon was taunting me from the corner of the fireplace, I ignored it and went about my work! I downloaded and printed my image from the Graphics Fairy.
This was my first time using a freezer paper transfer. I was nervous about it but figured it couldn't be any worse than the stenciling debacle. I used a spoon to transfer the image (take that you 5-year olds).
I was pleased...no smears or runs! Since I currently do not have a sewing machine, I used fusible webbing to secure the seams.
I used batting to stuff the pillow and closed the open edge with more webbing. Tada! A real-life usable pillow! I love the faded, vintage look of the transfer.
I'm so excited! While it's not a great first effort, it is a good first effort. I think I will sacrifice a cup of coffee to stain some fabric for another pillow!