Project #1 was a complete failure. I was trying to reuse an ugly mirror by doing a simple crackle paint treatment for a sort of shabby chic look. I got the shabby alright. So after realizing a while later that the paint just peeled off, I tried again. Still a failure. So now I've painted a top coat of metallic silver over layers and layers of paint, crackle stuff, etc. and am waiting to see the results. I've already warned Alan that I'll likely be buying a new mirror this week.
Project #2 was another failure. Okay, mostly I lost patience with that project within minutes. I was trying to make bangle bracelets out of popsicle sticks, to later be covered with strips of fabric. I could have bought a bunch of cheap bangles at any discount store instead of using the sticks, but my wrists are pretty small (as in freakishly bony) and normal bracelets end up closer to my elbows than my wrists. Long story short, boiling and trying to bend the popsicle sticks was annoying and made worse when I realized they needed to dry for about a week. I'm feeling crafty NOW, not a week from now.
Project #3 is making me nervous based on the failure rate of today. So let me end with a success from a couple weeks ago.
These are two cafe curtains that I placed on the door to the mudroom and the window in an upstairs guest bath. Liked the fabric so I used it for both. Cheap, cheap curtains with no sewing! Now our guests don't have to put on a show for the neighbors, and I can strip down in the mudroom to my whatever-I-want after working in the yard.