Friday, December 9, 2011

Defeated by Martha...

Came across this little pretty yesterday, and I thought it could be a beautiful holiday decor item...

Just imagine the possibilities....different papers and ribbons...and then what to fill it with? Ornaments, feathers, glittery anything, stars, greenery, candy, meringue cookies, berries.  It's a craft of endless possibilities...looks pretty easy and is virtually free.

In my book - this has the makings of being a PERFECT craft, right?  

So I read over the directions, don't have a "bone folder," but I've scored and folded paper before without one...bring it on!

I was so confident in myself, that I was taking pictures as I plodded along. I measured and scored and folded for a couple hours, and all I had was a ginormous, messy paper fan.  Even if I had ended up with a "paper compote" would not be something I'd admit to making as the paper was looking pretty rough by this point.

I've decided that a "bone folder" must be a magic wand, as this craft is 100% impossible...and that the picture on Martha's website is a total fabrication meant to make us feel inadequate in comparison to Martha's "Craft Department".

This experience has caused me to question my life-long secret devotion to Martha, and I'm just not sure how I'll be able to pick up a glue gun any time soon.  My crafting spirit has been broken.

If you can figure this one out, Martha may just hire you, as I would venture to guess that she couldn't do this project if her vast empire depended on it.

Your comments on this post have made me laugh out loud!!  Thanks for putting things in perspective for me!
Have a great weekend!

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Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

I'm pretty sure we're all defeated by Martha's craft department!

Tracy Suzanne said...

I learned long ago that trying to live up to the standards of Ms. Martha's fabricated, delusional life was only meant to make me feel inadequate and old before my time. I was so happy to hear Alexis, her daughter say she never had a birthday party or crafts like her mother shows on T.V. Thanks for making me kill myself for nothing Martha. ha-ha.

Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

frugal-interior-design said...

I believe this perfections stems from the fact that Martha controls the Universe. Well, her and Oprah together. :-)

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness! Too funny, and very frustrating, I'm sure. I believe martha herself is a fabrication.

Come link up with Creative Me Monday, if you haven't already. And enter the Mikarose giveaway while you're there!

Hope to see you there!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

You do know, of course, that Martha has a team of people doing her stuff! I still laugh when I think of the show where she replaced the screen in her back if she really would! lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Shiloh said...

Lol, I'm so sorry for your frustrations, but I would have loved to have seen the end result anyway.:) I don't even aspire to Martha standards, and I have huge flops.:)

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