Friday, April 9, 2010

Amy Karol Says Bend The Rules NOT Break The Rules And Definitely Not Break The Needles




I bought the book because I felt I can relate to Amy. Actually yes, I am happy that she does recognize the ups and downs of those beginners ... like me ! I like the way she writes which is casual and witty.

But I do find, though, that her instructions are quite confusing , but to give her the benefit of the doubt, I think it was I who s actually confused ... hahaha seriously I had a very tough time figuring how to make this "Artsy Clutch" at paragraph 3. Mind you there are only FOUR paragraphs. 

See the uneven placing of the cording


I read and read and reread for a hundred times, literally.. seriously ... until I finally figured out what she actually means. I even started to have doubt in my English comprehension and also the ability to understand instructions (yes I always have issues with instructions). With one broken needle, one exhausted calcium-deficit lady (my back my back) and one sleepy faithful cat I finally finished the project albeit a very unattractive design (unlike the fabric painting as suggested by the book)








It was really a mess and thank god to the seam ripper I just bought ... and thank God too that the fabrics I used were the cheap ones, like the RM3.80 fabric and one kain pelikat I hope my father wont find missing ... hahaha.




Ohh I heart You Amy Karol



4 comments:

My Botang said...

I have the book as well.. though i agree that the pictures and the projects are cute and easy..the instructions and the hand scribbled pattern at the back will give you headaches.. the lack of pictures makes following the instructions very difficult and messy.. even the fabric measurement is not clear.. i suggest going with your instinct and not stress over the minute details.. rather dissapointing especially if you are a beginner and hoping the success of this project to give you a boost that you need to move to a more challenging project.. *sigh*

a.n.i.Q.u.e said...

Glad I was not alone .... berbinau berpusing kepala trying to figure out how to go about it .. I was stuck at paragraph 3 for quite some time .. almost gave up trying and even planned to turn it into "something" else .. but then its not my thing to give up and so .. I tried and tried and tried sampai habis terburai kain tu (maklum kain murah..(nasib baik kan))...

yeap you re right I should go with my instinct the next time ... but look how Maya made her bag from the book and Mayas look better than Amys .. but then Maya herself is a pro already ....

oh ya Thanks for dropping by ..

:-)

Adik said...

Cantik, buat satu kat adik

a.n.i.Q.u.e said...

ohh Adik yang berkunjung ke blog kakaknya ...

Adik manis juga mahu .... hahaha... boley boley boley insyaAllah ..

:-D