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Thread: What do you do when you don't like it?

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    What do you do when you don't like it?

    For the last month or so Iíve been in a slump. My DDís birthday is coming up and I had already made her a quilt for Christmas, so I thought Iíd make a bag for her. Now the questionÖWhat do you do when you spend time making a gift for someone and you REALLY donít like it when you are finished? Itís not that itís hideous looking, but I just donít see DD using it. I will probably make something else but then what do I do with this one? She could use it for a knitting bag? Use it as a lunch bag when you want to feed the entire office (she could even carry eating utensils in the sunglasses case)? Use it to carry the cat to the vet in?
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    I'll bet if you took it to Church and set it on a table with a note, [take me] it would be gone in a heartbeat. I like it. It is very pretty.

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    it looks great.she will love it.sometimes we are our own worst critics
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    I like it!!!!

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    I think it is beautiful

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    I think it is quite unique and very pretty.

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    I know what you mean. It's hard to give a gift you don't love.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    I think it looks great......... I know where you can give it a good home......

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    Sometimes I have felt this way after hours of work on a project. But, set it aside for a while. I guarentee the next time you see it you will think WOW this is great, what was I thinking? Because it is great. That purse is one of the most beautiful purses I have ever seen shown on the board.

    But, if you don't want to keep it I know the charity auction would bring big money for the diabetic kids. PM me if you are interested.
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    I love it, really different. You might be surprised, she may love it like I do.

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    Send it to me??? Will gladly give you add.

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    If you really think she won't use it then keep it for yourself. I think it's a great bag but what I think my kids would like and what they really like, sometimes misses the mark. If it's something I've bought I say, oh well and just regift it or donate it to charity. For your beautiful bag, I'd say Happy Birthday to meeee!

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    Maybe if you add a speck of color to it to jazz it up you will like it.
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
    "Remember that your instincts are more important than rules"

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    I really like that bag! What pattern is that? I'd like to make one for myself! Love big bags!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUZAG View Post
    I really like that bag! What pattern is that? I'd like to make one for myself! Love big bags!
    This is what I call a DM (Diana's Mind) pattern. I made it up as I went along.

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    If you think your DD is not the right home just let it sit out on the counter when you have friends round and let someone else fall in love with it. I have lots of quilts that i have made that haven't had homes to go to. Sometimes it takes years for them to find the right place to be.

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    Give it to her as part of your gift -- your taste is almost 100% guaranteed to be different from your daughters. I think its gorgeous, but its not my style. When your daughter opens it, tell her that if it isn't her taste to give it to someone else who might like it, so she doesn't feel obligated to keep it. But I'd bet money she'll love it as its elegant, and totally different from anyone else's bag...you did an absolutely fantastic job on it!

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    It is a very unique and I think it's beautiful....I like the idea of giving it to her and saying she can give to someone else or you will replace it with a bag with her picking the pattern and fabric.
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    I really like it.
    Before I speak,let me think first:
    Is it true, is it kind and is it necessary. If not, let it be left unsaid.

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    I love it..if it is oversized it would make a great over nite bag..

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    Wow! You are AMAZING!! You just made that up as you went along?!?!? Impressive. I really like this bag, it is different. Why do you think you DD wouldn't use it?

    PS just hopped over to your blog you have some really neat stuff there too.

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    Don't do this to yourself or your work! Give it a chance. Sure looks good from here!
    Take care of our earth. It's the only planet with chocolate!

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    Don't be so hard on yourself, it is very pretty
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezythequiltmaker View Post
    If you think your DD is not the right home just let it sit out on the counter when you have friends round and let someone else fall in love with it. I have lots of quilts that i have made that haven't had homes to go to. Sometimes it takes years for them to find the right place to be.

    Becks
    This is how I gift most of my stuff. It's hard to make something for a specific person. I just make what I like and when it's admired, I know that it has found a good home.
    I would show it to your daughter first and let her have first dibs...
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    What's not to like??? It is adorable.

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