Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DIY Fail. I Blame CP, and My Sister.

Remember how in my last post, I said that I was going to post about my super easy, wonderfully disability friendly DIY Projects? Well, I lied. Not a little white lie that won’t hurt anyone, but a big fat one that might cause someone to lose a finger. Not about posting; just about the projects being super easy and disability friendly. I only said that because that’s what my sister said. She lies too.

The wreaths are actually going well, mostly because of my MIL and SIL. They got up early and twisted piles of unruly grapevine into wreaths on Saturday morning. By the time I got there to help they were nearly finished. My MIL let me finish the last one and even encouraged me to post a picture of me working hard on facebook. This is why I like her.

Then I went home and actually did something. I hot-glued the flowers to the wreaths got most of them done before I ran out of flowers. I am always running out of something. Only 5 to go though and my house has been taken over by sunflower wreaths.

The other project, the one both me and my sister lied about, is a ribbon frame. On which I plan to display my escort cards. For those of you that need a visual:

My sister had made one of these recently and so I asked her how and she says to me “you take the glass out and use a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon to the frame. Then replace the glass. Easy peasy”. This is a direct quote. SHE LIES!

First of all getting a frame half as tall as I am apart was no easy task, and hot gluing that ribbon? At least 3 of my pieces were short even though I measured them and the others came unglued several times. I finally glued and taped the ribbon in place. After and hour of ribbon gluing with my sister’s empty promises ringing in my ears; I finally go to put the glass in and it BREAKS on me. At which point Tom comes up stairs, finds me crying, says he will get more glass and that thank goodness I didn’t cut myself and why didn’t I just ask for help?

Apparently he hasn’t met me.

So I have a new plan. I will get new glass and maybe some new ribbon and then when my sister gets here I am going to watch her do it. Then I will probably tell everyone the story about how she lies.

I am revoking this project as DIY. It is officially a DPI (Delegate Project Immediately).


  1. HAHAHAHAHA! I hate it when other people say, "Oh, it's so easy!" and then you try it and your response is "what the hell were they talkin' about?!"

  2. My sister said I don't have enough craftiness. I told her the problem was I have too much CP. :-p

  3. At least I know where Jake gets his smash and destroy tendencies :P

  4. You have such a great way with words, great comedic timing!

  5. One failed DIY is a wedding prerequisite.