Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Not everything in life turns out. It's like fiction...and writing.

I was trying to make a bracelet out of my old Starbucks cards. I thought they were plastic. . . right? So, I could shrink them into perfect bracelet charms (do any of you remember shrinky-dinks?)

Well, I tried.

I took my cards and laid them out on wax paper

I punched a hole out so I could string them on a braclet
Then I baked them at 350.

Unfortunately, it didn't work.

But, just because that idea was a complete and utter failure doesn't mean I won't try another project.

It's kind of like writing. Just because one story is rejected doesn't mean I'll give up on writing. Why would one failure have to reflect on another?

I'm not going to give up. I'll keep trying to put my words into stories and my ideas into crafts.


Adrienne said...

Oops - that looks like something I would try! I love the idea of making something from those colorful cards. Lots of great ideas have come from failed experiments, too.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

DId it smell when you tried to bake the plastic? That's what I'd worry about...

Kim Kasch said...

Thanks Adrienne.

GG: That's what the problem was, the stink made me stop.

Shrinky Dinks never stunk :(

The Happy Whisk said...

Shrinky Dinks!

Rena said...

Good for you for wanting to keep trying. Sometimes it's easy to get discouraged and not want to try something new because we fear we'll fail again.