I quit tole painting that day (except when I'm helping my grandsons.)
I have the same kind of feeling towards a glue gun as I do towards tole painting--I hate it! I always burn my fingers or slop it into an area that shouldn't be glued. But, I drug that gluey tool out today to attempt something out of my comfort zone, mainly because SOMEONE called me and encouraged me to use the stuff I'd bought to make it (it was a really fun phone call by-the-way.) I found the Michael's bag with the goodies and....
Madame Samm's pincushion, sort of, but not even close.
Fortunately, I know my limitations and can laugh at myself for my blunders. Please follow her example found HERE and disregard my fiasco.
MAJOR differences (or my mistakes) between hers and mine:
- Madame Samm made cute little French knots on hers. I didn't know how to make French knots so I sewed on a button. The button wasn't centered when I finished, so I had to pluck it off (I didn't like it anyway.) I had this little jewel-looking thing, so the glue gun helped me out.
- Madame Samm put a cute little bow on hers. I didn't have cute ribbon, so no bow.
- Madame Samm could take a picture of the whole pincushion. I cropped mine so you wouldn't see the gluey stuff in places it shouldn't have been.
- Madame Samm made pleats in the ruffle. I gathered it--I should have pleated it.
- Madame Samm used a styrofoam ball. I received contrary advise and was told I really "must" use some crushed up walnut shells instead--use a styrofoam ball, trust me. Those little shells get into and all over everything.
Anyway, it was a good try and I patted myself on the back for at least being willing to give the glue gun another chance. I also made a couple of stickpins from some beads (another out-of-my-comfort-zone kind of thing.)
WOULD I MAKE ANOTHER ONE?
BUT, I'd let one of my daughters be in charge of the glue gun.
AND, I'd follow the directions (if possible) a little better.
Thanks, Madame Samm, for creating such a fun little pincushion!