Monday, March 1, 2010

A Letter to Ms. Stewart

Dear Martha,

Recently, I was quite excited to find one of your craft project sets on a clearance shelf for just 1.99. I snatched it up thinking that the crepe paper roses would look pretty in a vase, I wouldn't have to worry about them wilting, AND I thought that I would enjoy putting them together. Having worked on them for several hours now and having only 2 and a half roses to show for it, I have a few questions for you:

1. Have you ever tried to make these?
2. Do you have more than 10 fingers?
3. Who writes your instructions? Are you currently hiring? I would love to apply to help simplify!
4. Do your craft products end up on clearance shelves a lot? (I can't imagine why!)

Now I know you are the crafting genius and I am far from it, but really I'm not sure how this craft is supposed to be enjoyable. I gathered my supplies, sat down in front of the Olympics and settled in for an evening of leisurely crafting. There was no leisure involved I'm afraid! I quickly found myself exclaiming in frustration and having sticky fingers covered in residue from floral tape.

Well at least I have 2 pretty roses to show for it. Maybe sometime I can muster up the patience to work on the other 4.




Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Well... despite your apparent extreme frustration with the project I must say that the two you have successfully created are beautiful!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness, those are just so gorgeous and real looking!!! Get outta here! Love 'em!

I have also noticed the directions on Martha's website are REALLY SKETCHY. I usually get SO frustrated!!!

Paula said...

They look lovely, though! I did my first couponing trip today, I'll have to tell you about it!

Jo-Jo said...

You are so funny - and just when you thought you were getting some "handwork"!! I agree - some of that stuff is just over the top and I wish you could send this letter on to Ms. Stewart!