Thursday, 14 February 2008

What Happens to Neurotic People at Valentine's Day

In the first blush of an almost-relationship, there is nothing quite so hideously frightening as Valentine's Day. I spent an entire evening trying to wrap a Valentine's gift. But I couldn't find any Valentine's wrapping paper, so I decided to get all Martha Stewart-y and make it Valentine-themed on my own. So after about an hour of trying to figure out WWMD (What Would Martha Do?) My sofa looked like this: Demeter is in there somewhere, blending in. In true Martha fashion, I grabbed a potato and made a heart-shaped stamper. I was going to stamp gold potato hearts on the wrapping paper. Brilliant! Except they ended up looking like this: Which just wasn't going to do at all. I don't know, I think the gold stamp ink wouldn't adhere properly to the foil wrapping paper. So I cut out gold foil hearts and tried to glue them onto the wrapping paper, but the only glue I had was crazy glue, and they wouldn't stick (how is it possible that crazy glue won't bind paper???). And they made the colour on the wrapping paper run, So I had to tear off the first wrapping, re-wrap the damn thing, and then I decided to string the foil hearts onto ribbon, and tie it on instead: Hard to believe I went to that much effort just to wrap a stupid DVD. You should have seen the days of prep that went into planning what to write in the card.... So, Happy Valentine's Day. If you're coupled up, yay! You get a day to remind each other how lucky you are to have found someone to love. And if you are single... yay! You probably didn't spend an entire evening letting gift wrap make you feel inadequate. And if you are in the no-man's zone of an almost-relationship like me... my condolences.

9 comments:

Farrah said...

It ended up looking so nice, though! I couldn't help but laugh when I saw your couch- thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one.

Jennifer said...

Been there!

soknitpicky said...

Okay, so it was a lot of work. But look, it's fabulous! And even if your guy doesn't appreciate it, the wrapping is now immortalized on your blog for the rest of us to enjoy :-) Happy Valentine's Day.

CurlyToot said...

LOL

You do remember that he's a MAN right, they hardly ever notice those kinds of things :)
well mine sertianly doesnt!

Let us know what his reaction was!

Dont stress, he loves you (or will love you - not sure how new this relationship is :) for you.... not your wrapping skills ;-)

Clumsy Knitter said...

Hey gals,

Just wanted to let you know that your blog Makes My Day!

Thanks!

Viktoria said...

hahaha... I've been there. The stress can really send you over the edge!
Your present looks beautiful!

Connie said...

The final product looks very nice - the in-between stages notwithstanding. Lucky guy! :) The gold stamps is a good idea, maybe you can try it again for another occasion/gift.

Erin said...

This is so funny. I hate the in-between stage during all the gifty holidays. Your present looked awesome though--worth the effort.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Gorgeous pictures, I love this blog !!! Also, I'm feeling ya'.