Yesterday I showed you some stones I've been working on. In the post I mentioned that when I make a stone I don't like, I cut it open and try again. Since a few of you were interested in seeing those that I didn't like, I thought I'd share the couple I had in front of me at the time.
I liked the basic stitches on this blue one though I'd balance the french knots differently, either adding more or fewer of them, if I did it again. Really this one was just not doing it for me in terms of color. Sometimes it takes getting the threads on the stone to figure that out. So, off it came.
This rusty red seemed to start off in the right direction, I like the stitch, I like the color, but I was left with an open space in the middle that I didn't know how to fill. It was an awkward space and there was no good way to fill it, and the space wasn't interesting enough to leave open so off it came.
It does make a pretty good finger puppet though.
My kids normally swipe these discards to play with, they love everything I make (they're really supportive), but sometimes I will use these as stuffing for other projects or turn them into something new. (like in this tutorial) They're never really wasted. Besides, each time one doesn't turn out, I've learned something new, and that's never a waste.