WOYWW – 8 December 2010

This will make Julia smile!  And maybe a few other WOYWWers too. What is on my W this week is something she watched me struggle with as she sat across from me at the crop on Saturday.  I rolled up, and announced I was going to do a little “warm up” project, one of the ubiquitous paper globe ornaments.  I figured that I would do something that didn’t take a lot of concentration so I could chat and get to know the crowd at this new and unfamiliar crop.  HA!  After about 2 hours of struggling with the set of instructions I had printed I gave up in disgust.  Maybe I took a wrong turn at some point but I just COULD NOT get any farther than a weirdly misshapen mess.  After eating too much at lunch (some stellar sweets were brought by other crop-goers) I moved on to  a layout, still unfinished.  But I was determined to sort out that globe!

And I did – but not with what I am convinced was a bad, BAD set of instructions!  I went looking for others and found a perfectly understandable set at a favourite site, Hello! My name is Heather.  If you fancy doing them, there is a PDF link in her sidebar – click it to download the instructions.

What this confirms is that there is great info out there on the net, as well as cr*p info.  If I had taken a bit more time to begin with I wouldn’t have wasted those hours and had something lovely at the end of it.

I have to admit I was worried it all might go pear-shaped, even with what looked like good instructions. so I opted for some scraps of Amy Butler paper I used on another project.  The next one will be from heavier paper and will be more “finished” (I had been Distress Inking the edges of all the circles on the discarded one, and toyed with the idea of mica-misting so def. planning that for another one!)  but I am just happy as Larry that this one turned out as well as it did – and in less than 30 minutes too.

So there you go, Mrs. Dunnit!  Mary Anne Dunnit! Still not sorted out the stacked tree you suggested but will possibly get to that after some actual work-work and the final tags from T!M.

So, what’s on YOUR work desk this week?  I can’t wait to find out.