Pinterest is meant for inspiration, right? These beautiful, crisp, staged pictures. I LOVE to look at them and admit, I want the pictures here to show well also. But if you really know me, ahem, you know behind a well staged picture there is always is a little bit of crazy going on.
Amongst all the perfection of Pinterest pictures and HGTV shows, I know there's a hot mess somewhere there too. There's got to be something there besides PERFECTION. Maybe a pile of papers just out of the camera's reach, toys (well, electronics) are scattered, muddy footprints are on the floor, and there are handprints on the glass doors. At least that's how I imagine it, because when I take pictures here, at least one of those things is in the background. And then there's just the out and out fails. Projects that I imagine are just going to turn out so cute and picture worthy, and well...they turn out like this:
Who could know that I didn't make the curtain wide enough or that the rod wouldn't stay put or the folds wouldn't cooperate?
I mean really, who could know that if you get a new iron you should notice that there's plastic on the front before you turn it on?
Ok. Most people would notice that. I didn't. It gets really melty, guys.
Also, I thought I knew how to make a slipcover. I've made one for a whole couch before and it actually turned out ok. Apparently, if I add piping for the first time, however, this happens:
This wondrous example of my talent all took place in the same room. It looks awesome...
And to further show you my abilities, I made another slipcover that was supposed to look like this:
But when I got done with it, it looked like this:
What is this? What......is.......this? A poodle skirt?? Or just a poodle. I've sewn a big, fluffy poodle. Fabulous.
I had a friend innocently tell me once that I made her feel really good about her life sometimes. LOL. Then I thought, geez, maybe she's right! I could be an inspiration to a lot of people. God's calling for me is to show everyone, 'Hey, if you mess up that's okay! You'll survive! Just look at Elizabeth! She's happy!
So this is for you, friend, who is out there having a bad day, thinking you are not good enough, that everyone else's (insert here: life, spouse, children, house, car, situation, etc) is perfect, and that no one fails but you.
Look beyond the camera lens. Everyone fails. It's all good.
Look at the poodle slipcover.
And feel better.
P.S.- Tell me about your fails...Come on, I know I'm not the only one.
Please, tell me I'm not the only one.