In a world of beautiful blogs, perfect pinterest pictures, and spectacular crafts, perfection is a hard image to uphold. I don’t plan to either. I have craft and food fails too…a lot. I actually appreciate the failures, they make for great stories.
Just Not Cute
Like these sprinkle rimmed glasses I was making for chocolate martinis. I was a bartender in a former life, so this should be easy, right? Hint: You need a ton of extra sprinkles to make this work. And they must be the tiny, tiny ones. Or your glasses will end up pretty pathetic.
File this lemon blueberry loaf under volcanic baking fail. Someone may have tried to substitute white sugar for brown in the crumb topping because the brown sugar was at the other house. Wasn’t my finest, but I could live with that.
After taking a decent picture, I put a knife in it and it literally deflated like a balloon. My baking confidence crushed along with it.
There is something about blueberries this year, because I have failed every recipe with them, even muffins I have made perfectly half a dozen times.
I Just Can’t Unsee It
Words cannot describe how delicious this zucchini, mushroom, bacon, cheddar omelet is. But every time I see this picture, I think my omelet is sticking its tongue out at me, under a mustache. Just gross.
Pillow Covers That Take 4 hours to Make
I tried to reinvent pillow covers and sew snaps on so I could wash the pillow cover. I even was going to make four of these babies! 3 hours of hand sewing tiny snaps before I gave up. That was ONE PILLOW! This one goes under learning experience, because I improved and made my bolster pillow from a pillow case (in about an hour).
So this is about 1/2 of my failures and not even the worst ones. Just the ones I actually photographed instead of throwing an all out ugly face tear fest. Failures are part of life and, at least, I (mostly) learned something, right?
Here’s to hoping for more success!