...Epic Fail...

Oh, yes...just another in a long line of epic fails...I just happened to get this one on camera.

I've been in the process of making-over my daughter's room (it's taking a looooong time) - and I found a wonderful quote that I thought would look great on her wall. So, I busted out my Silhouette, eyed-up (mistake #1) the area I wanted to cover and set to work. Nope, didn't measure a thing...(even though my husband could give Norm Abram a run for his money with the whole "measure twice, cut once" thing)...just sat down, held my fingers up to about how big I wanted the letters to be, and cut 'em out.

After everything was cut I hauled the numerous pieces upstairs and, again, eyed up (mistake #2) where I wanted to place the words. I had thought everything would be perfect...heck, I'd grabbed a level, chalked up lines so that everything was straight...how could it go wrong?

Well, here's how...(I didn't even finish the last word, which is supposed to be "plans" - I can't believe I even took it this far, to be honest)...


OH. MY. GOSH. Could that BE any bigger? See her tiny tiny pillows down there on the bottom?
I wanted to make sure it wasn't just me...I mean, maybe the size was completely awesome and I was just not seeing something right...so I sent the photo over to the amazing Vivian at The V-Spot to get her opinion...she is such a dear...her words - "It's pretty big" - love that girl.

So, needless to say, this will be coming down...asap. I already have another idea in mind for that space - maybe it will incorporate that quote, which I LOVE, maybe it won't. But rest assured, there will be a ruler involved in the process next time...

18 comments

  1. Maggie ~
    Girl you did that project like
    I do pretty much all of mine ~
    Kind of that "Just go for it" thing!!
    You have to show us what you
    come up with :)

    xoxo
    Lori

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  2. I love that you posted your fail. It's big but not horrible ... maybe it's a sign of her BIG dreams. :)

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  3. this made me laugh! sorry! but I'm glad that you posted this:) I'm sure you'll put something more spectacular there! Can't wait to see the finished room!

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  4. Measuring is over rated...I never do it. (Seriously I don't---I can't sew while my mother is around because it makes her CRAZY)

    Good luck on your next attempt. What quote are you going to use?
    liZ

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  5. Not to mention your apostrophe is in the wrong place...

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  6. @Anonymous
    Dear Anonymous...thank you for leaving an anonymous comment that CAN'T (notice the placement of the apostrophe) be replied to. I appreciate that you would take the time to write something so ridiculous...considering you're (again, notice the placement of the apostrophe) wrong. :)

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  7. You're right, Maggie. Maybe "anonymous" should figure out what a "CANT" is before she starts messing with your grammar. Anyway, I like the quote...it's just a little too big! Oh well.... ;-)

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  8. I love you for sharing your oops ( even though I don't think it's an oops. I tend to just add more stuff to my oopsies ) but this post was worth it just for the sake of highlighting some people's need to prove how sanctimonious they are. Especially hiding behind the cloak of anonymity. Great response from you.

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  9. Big is beautifil :) I love the quote...

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  10. Oooh, looks like someone's headed to http://myfavoritehatemail.blogspot.com/! I don't think it's too outrageously huge . . . but maybe that's just because I love you so much that I'd automatically love everything you make, even if you don't :-) I'm the same way though--a ruler? Why would I use that when I have these handy (pun!) fingers to measure with? I recently tried to hang a set of 3 pictures over my bed and they're all sorts of crooked because I didn't measure . . . but, unlike you, I'm too lazy to fix it :-)

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  11. I don't think it's an oops, let alone a fail. Sure it's large but it fills the space and looks like it was meant to do just that. I ♥ it.

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  12. Love it..the oops that is and you admitting it. We all make big silly mistakes but our intentions are always good in the first place. Hope your second attempt reaps a great reward!

    Jessica

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  13. I am cracking up! (And I love your daughter, for her comments about Ellie!) I personally don't measure anything... for anything.... maybe that's why my house isn't nearly as cute as yours!

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  14. Oh my, this sounds so familiar! :)

    Great quote by the way!

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  15. Hey - we all have epic fails - how many of us are willing to post it on our blog??? Kudos for not being perfect - from another Midwestern girl ksolo59@hotmail.com

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  16. I'm an eyeballer too. But have learned to measure on some things. She just has big dreams!

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  17. I hate to admit it but I do this kind of thing all the time. The great ideas are just swirling in my head and I dive right in and don't always think it all through. I am definitely not a measure twice cut once type of girl, although I should be.

    Ruth

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  18. You know that I'm an eyeball-er too. Maybe we should all get matching jackets...?
    xoxo

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