Part of it fell in the lake. While I was taking photos of my awesome Ruler Framed Chalkboard Sign, the hot glue came unstuck, which caused the twine to slip out of place, which sent the sign crashing to the floor of the dock, busting the frame, and part of it fell in the lake. I kid you not.
I wish I had thought in the moment to take a photo of the piece of yardstick floating in the murky lake water; you really would have gotten a good hard laugh out of it. But I think I was in such shock, all I could think was:
“This is not going to work. I cannot share this tutorial with blogland. Not in good conscience! Ruler Framed Chalkboard Signs will be falling apart everywhere, and I will lose my credibility as a craft blogger, and I’ll never be able to blog again!”
(I’m a thespian, remember. Melodrama comes with the territory.)
So, it was back to the drawing board. Or more literally, the fiber-board. And on round two, we got it right! I made one change that solved all the problems the first time around. Now, my sign is as strong as an ox.
Ready for the whole kit n’ kaboodle of a tutorial? Awesome! Click HERE and see how you can avoid a craft fail when making a Ruler Framed Chalkboard Sign of your own (great for back to school teacher gifts!).
And because there are less than two days left in my Silhouette Cameo (yes, Cameo!) Giveaway, this is your friendly reminder to stop what you’re doing and go enter now! I’ll be back on Monday to announce the winner and share my latest onesie creation. (You didn’t think I had outgrown my onesie phase, did you?)
It’s the freakin’ weekend. Have a great one!