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Craft fail: Craftsy Supply List Gone Wrong


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Have you ever had one of those weeks when so many things are happening at once and it’s not really a bad thing but you still feel like you’re being run over by a giant eyeball?  This is one of those weeks for me!

So I thought I’d share a recent craft fail.   It involves Craftsy, expanding foam, and my eternal lack of restraint.

For Christmas, yes that long ago, I decided to give my mother the gift of a Craftsy class that we could do together.  So she picked out the Felted Cloche Hat Workshop, I ordered the wool from Eweniquely Ewe Fibers and instead of just buying the hat form I thought it would be fun to make it myself.  It looked fun, so I used a video on YouTube from Threadbangers as my guide.

I grabbed some Great Stuff.

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A make shift hat (One of those floppy hat-like planters) lined with plastic wrap.

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Then I got busy. 

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Now when I started to fill the hat my gut told me to just fill it a little, let it expand and dry, then repeat the process until I got the shape we needed. 

But…

It was really fun spraying that stuff so I just kept at it until the can was empty.  I swear to you, I have NO self-control.  Then I waited as it expanded.

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And expanded. (P.S. can you see me waiving in the picture above?)

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And expanded.

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After a week and a half…it was still soft and mushy in the bottom of the hat.  So I finally just started ripping it apart and just as I’m sure you guessed, it wasn’t dry.  In fact, it was still liquid and even as I exposed it to air a little bit at a time, it wasn’t expanding any more.

Oh, and did I mention that as I pulled it apart I broke the plastic wrap barrier and well, it did expand a little, into the weave of the hat/planter.

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So, guess what else I need to do this week.

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