Friday, 5 March 2010

To Err is human, to forgive--- yourself. Very Dfficult !!

"What Kind of Fool am I !"
As I have got older I have realised that there is a lot of truth in the old sayings! That is especially true of today and the saying is 
" Pride comes before a Fall!!"
I have been so pleased to have finished the puppies and all my charity work has been working out well.
To add to the bags of hope I decided to make some "taggies"

I braved the Spanish haberdashery shop to buy the ribbons and tried to think of words like satiny and soft. Quite a challenge but we managed with much pointing and gestures! I came home delighted with my purchases and as always the best bit is taking it all out of you bag and having a proper look!

Sort them into colours
And "oooh" and "aaahhh" over the very pretty ones for "littlies" just perfect for this project!
Next some soft,cuddly fleece. Surely the perfect material for the taggie blanket.
So its measure.cut,pin,tack and get the sewing machine out.
A piece of cake and really quite a quick project. 15 for those bags of love done in no time. Thinks I !
Well "taggies" are supposed to sooth the little ones. They can stroke and cuddle the lovely satiny loops when they are tired ,sad or just a bit grouchy . Well that is the idea. Sew all around, turn the little bag inside out,sew the top to close and all done and dusted.
What a complete fool. I turned mine inside out and where were the loops, on the inside!!!!!
Well I think I would have been able to rescue the situation by taking the seam apart and pulling the loops through but because I was so worried about the babies getting choked if the loops weren't securely fastened I machined back and forth over each loop!
Well I was fed up I can tell you but decided against a paddy or stamping my feet and thought of another very apt saying.
"If at first you don't succeed try,try again!" 
I am sure you could think of some more. So what to do with the inside out taggie. I have no idea--- I shoved it on the shelf in disgust at my moment of foolishness. Obviously not the day for taggies.
I suppose I could always make it my first giveaway. Excellent for someone with a sense of humour.


  1. It is nice to know that I am not the only one that still has dreadful mistakes at times when I am sewing etc. Sometimes I look at myself in utter disbelief that I could have done such a thing. Still all is well that ends well and your little taggies will be just wonderful.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Tell me about it!
    You think you are stupid.
    I made lavender pouches yesterday and at least three times I sewed up all four sides without putting in the lavender!
    I called myself a few (unrepeatable) names, I can tell you!

  3. Hiya
    I just popped over via the puppet lady's blog.

    oh my you have made me giggle. I did the very same thing yesterday whilst making a crochet hook roll it is a little hard not to get annoyed with yourself when it's such a silly mistake lol.


  4. Would it make you feel any better to know that reading that made me smile? So it wasn't a failure or anything! :)

  5. Oops! Yes, we all have those moments, don't we?!
    Maybe you could stich them together with the wrong side out so the loops are on the outside?

    btw there's a naughty puppy hiding under the fleece - same one as the escapee, no doubt!

  6. Just get another piece of fleece and stitch it over the top, no need to chuck it in a huff Linda, it will then make it nice and squishy - yes I too have the odd desaster! Part of life's rich tapestry I believe

  7. Oh dear!
    Linda I would love some of those charming ribbons for my LoobieLoos baby gifts

  8. Thank you to you all -- Your commens really cheered me up and I can see the funny side of it now--- sunny side,inside,outside whatever!
    Glad I have cheered you all up. I am going to take it to bed for a cuddle before drifting off to sleep and dreaming about taggies or missing puppies. Probably both!
    Kindest Regatds Linda

  9. Oh I've been there, too!
    That is an easy mistake to make.
    It esp. hurts when your intentions were so good - to really stitch down those ribbons for safety. Ugh. I say - put it away and take it up again some other day! : )

  10. Oh Linda, you know I nearly ALWAYS do something like that on the first try of anything! Sewing very logical and usually involves some maths, which always surprises us arty types ;-) xxx


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