So, I have a friend from church. I don't know her extremely well, but she is expecting a baby girl at the end of next month. I'd been planning on making her a gift for the baby, and asked what they wanted. Her husband told me that she wanted a car seat cover for the baby. I asked her what colors she liked for girls, and she told me pink and brown. Pink and brown isn't my favorite color combination, and I don't have a large selection of pink or brown fabric. I had some fun purple and green polka dotted fabric that I LIKED, but I wasn't sure if she would.
I've been making an extra effort to use up the fabric that I have on hand, so I didn't want to go to the store to find pink and brown fabric. As fate would have it, a different woman from church approached me and asked me if I was interested in some of her fabric. I gladly accepted, and found this pink and brown (and rainbowed) fabric. It is not my favorite fabric, but IT WAS pink and brown. So, I decided to go for it. I sewed it all up, added some ric-rac and some aqua bows.
I'm hoping that maybe she has a secret love of hearts, and rainbows made out of hearts. Who knows. All I know is that I'm almost a little embarrassed to give it to her. Maybe I should have given it to her on Valentine's day instead of saving it for her baby shower.
So is it as bad as I'm making it out to be? Have you ever gifted a handmade gift that you didn't like...with the slight hope that the recipient would?
By the way, my sewing machine starting acting wonky on this project. When I was attaching the bows to the straps I somehow pierced through my bobbin shuttle. I had to order a new shuttle, so my machine is out of commission for at least a week. Maybe I'll finally get around to writing up the tutorials I've had cluttering my desktop.
Thanks for reading.