Welcome to Day 7 of the 12 Days of Giving!! Today I have a totally atypical crafty book to share with you!! I've linked it up to Amazon via an affiliate link to make it easy to buy as a gift for your fellow crafty friends so sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and try not to laugh too hard…
Crafts. Failure. Not two things you think of TOGETHER, at least not fondly! But CraftFail changes all of that. The book showcases failures from holiday crafts to food crafts, from all of the world, in a funny, witty, and uplifting way. I found that in alot of the classes I taught, some of the crafters were so stressed about making everything perfect that they had to bring out measuring tapes to see how far away from the edge of the paper a button was. And other times, there were crafters who were so happy-go-lucky and immersed in the flow of the “process”, that the end result did not matter as much as the experience of creating. There are so many different types of crafters out there who create for so many different reasons but in our closets, we all have a craft fail or two… No matter how the crafter in your family creates, CraftFail will make them smile, laugh, cry, and roll on the floor! Be sure to check it out on Amazon or your local book store and give the gift of failure this Christmas!
I hung out with Heather Mann, the author and creator of CraftFail and CraftFail.com, chatting about different types of crafters, living in a Pinterest world, what she does with all the things she creates for all of her sites, and how she started CraftFail.com and her other blog, DollarStoreCrafts.com.
Isn't Heather awesome?! Check out more of her work and connect with her here:
- DollarStoreCrafts Facebook Group
- Heather's YouTube channel
- Yahoo! Review of CraftFail
- CraftFail Book on Amazon
You might be wondering if I have ever had a CraftFail? Sometimes I do but then I figure out a way to fix it or take the project in another direction so the fail is not noticeable or the project becomes something else than what I started towards. My biggest craft fails are scrapbook pages. If I haven't scrapped in a long time, my first few pages look TUUUURRRIBBLE!
I really should just tape this picture of Charles Barkley to my paper trimmer… I do have some really bad pages that have been sitting in my “in progress” (read: terrible pages in need of help) Art Bin for YEARS. Like this one about Felt Club LA. I miss Felt Club! This was like, EONS ago! DO I rip the page apart and start over? All the pics are spaced weird, some pics are matted on black paper or red polka dots or not at all, Katie is making a crazy face in my photo, I don't like the colors I chose for the paper, and whose idea was it to fussy cut the flag?! This page has been siting in the Art Bin for so long that the adhesive from the pics is falling off and the pics are sticking on top of one another!
I guess I'm in good company as far as craft failures — you won't believe some of the superstar blogging and crafting peeps in the book!