Friday, 16 May 2014

Really? I Did that? How embarrasing.

Yesterday was workshop day at Kraft Crazy.  Which means I turn up loaded with card kits, materials and enthusiasm to conduct a workshop - this summer, I've tried to theme them.
Because I've been rather stupidly busy and had my head elsewhere, yesterday I had to get up super early to finish the kitting preparation.  The workshop had a lot of die cutting involved and I hate it when people have to wait or share, it holds everyone up.  You know.  
The not so wise Owl...Magenta, Hero Arts and a Cuttlebug folder.
Generally, I turn up and the samples that I've pre-delivered to the Shopkeeper Gal are ready for me to match up with appropriate kits and off we go.  Imagine my horror then, to spend 20 seconds staring at the samples laid before me to realise that they did not match the kits I'd been up since 5am preparing!  Argh and ahmaagard!
Yep, I'd kitted the wrong workshop.  I kept my manners and did not swear out loud.  

Cuttlebug folders, woodware stamps, Graphic 45....

It took less than five minutes to ascertain the level of interest in the workshop I had prepared.  So I went home and re-kitted, at speed.  The girls were marvellously forgiving and managed to complete the workshop by one o'clock, despite the hour-and-a-bit late start, and what's more, they seemed to enjoy it. The evening version went much more smoothly and started on time.  Funny, that. 
It'll be a while before I get over it though, I must say . Colour me a professional!

I'm sharing this on Annie's Friday smile...because it's nothing if not ridiculous!  Have a lovely weekend.

40 comments:

Chrysalis said...

Oh, poor you - but at least it's a workshop they'll never forget heehee! Seriously, I'm glad it turned out well for everyone, and you had such a good time. I love the birdie card - especially the one on his back! Love, Chris x

Annie said...

Hehehe It's good to see even you make mistakes ;-) I bet if that hole had opened up you would have happily crawled into it. Pleased to hear the outcome was a good one and everyone enjoyed their day....I'm sure you're worth waiting for.
Hugs,
Annie x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah great two cards, Julia I really love them both ..
it would bring a smile to prepare this at your class, even if took a bit longer to start (more time to look at shopgirl's shop :D)
.. feel for you though would have be abject shock-horror!! Shaz in Oz.x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It shows you are human, which makes ME smile!!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh my goodness, I can well imagine the horror of that moment. I've left pre-cut card at home on the kitchen table before now, but I always take a few spare sheets of the colours I'm using for a particular class and I was able to cut on the spot. I'm not organised enough to have samples for the next class ready to share, so my attendees never know what's coming until the day. I think that's a very good thing!

okienurse said...

Ah...human! Awesome! You know I think anyone who teaches classes like this has had an oh no! moment just like this. If they say they haven't I worry about them! Love the cards btw!

Sue said...

Loving both cards.

You aren't the first and won't be the last to do something like that:) LOL

Hettie said...

OOPS!

Super Stamp Girl said...

Oh poor you, Julia. I know we have all been there a time or two before when we've forgotten something or brought the wrong ink or paper, so I sympathize. But, I'm glad to hear all the class particpants were so good natured about the mishap! TGIF!

Laura said...

Brillant!
Thanks for the smile
Laura

Craftychris said...

Oh poor you! I am sure it made the workshop even more memorable! I would have loved either! xx

fairyrocks said...

Nice save Julia!! Both cards are very sweet.

Krisha said...

Human we all are.....LOL but still had to laugh (but WITH you my dear, WITH you)

Hammers said...

Oh poor you. I am guessing this will never ever happen again :( The cards are both gorgeous, if that helps?! Cx

Belinda Basson said...

Thank goodness you live close enough to rush home and do this. I have been in a pickle before when I have left the sample of a double scrap page at the store while trying to kit off a photo...I ALWAYS forget something! I too live close enough to be able to rush home and get it though. Thanks for making us all feel human! and normal even!

misteejay said...

Oh dear...but at least it all came out right in the end.

Great cards.

Toni xx

Caro said...

Oh what a nightmare! So glad it came good in the end, despite being a little embarrassing. Thanks for the smile. Caro x (#13)

Helen said...

oh dear... couldn't help raising a smile (it's been a long week, here I needed something!) What a good job you were nearby...

JoZart said...

so sorry but hee,hee, hee, heh haaa ha.... well it is Friday and you made me smile!
Jo x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, never mind, honey, it just proves you are not a machine after all, but a lovely human being like the rest of us!

Adorable cards! I especially love the birdie sitting down after she obviously had more than her share of chicken scratch!! "A little help here." Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Amazing...we all have our moments I guess. Love the little birdie characters with that pop of red Have a great weekend.

Robyn said...

goddess knows we all make mistakes! Atleast you turned up with the wrong stuff on the right day!
Sweet cards- or should I say tweet cards! LOL

Twiglet said...

It's the sort of thing I had nightmares about doing when I ran training courses for teachers! Everyone makes mistakes and you put it right so don't beat yourself up. AND thanks for telling us - no doubt we all had a smile thanks to you! x Jo

Belinda Basson said...

Thought of you again last night...1:20am to be exact as I was designing the 4 cards for the 9am class...You see my class was booked blind...no samples were created! At least I could not take the wrong kits...but this was leaving things a little on the late side. I too had my reasons, but my mojo was just a little slow to the party!

mamapez5 said...

All's well that ends well. It sounds as though everyone had a day to remember and made some cute cards as well. I like the little birdies. Kate x

Elizabeth said...

Oh gosh, Julia, I can just imagine how you felt but you were able to save the day :) I like your cards too, especially the paper pieced birdies - they're so cute. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Eliza said...

You just made my heart sink 6 feet goodness knows what it did to you. Bet that was a slap yourself silly moment ahhh we all have them, just laugh it out, all worked out fine in the end. Just don't do it again. LOL

Hugs Eliza you really needs some sleep.

RosA said...

Phew! Well it all turned out ok in the end :) And both those cards are lovely. I do like those chubby little birds.

Sandy Leigh said...

OMG - I can only imagine your horror. Getting up at 5 am to do the wrong kit is just salt in the wound! But alas, we are all truly human and we each take a turn at wearing the crown of Space Queen. I think I wear my crown a little too often. If that happened to my workshop leader, I'd totally understand and just be patient as we all should. So good for you Julia! You kept your decorum and remained calm in a crisis!!

Neet said...

Oh hecky pecky! What a pickle!
Glad it worked out in the end though - love the cards by the way.
Hugs, Neet xx

Angela Radford said...

What an absolutely gorgeous birdie card Julia, love it.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Carole said...

and so it goes...all is well...in the end...so smile sweetly and give thanks...all is well.

Angie said...

Oh my! I bet your heart stopped for a second!!! So glad that you were close enough go home and get back for the workshop! Both cards are so cute!

Nan G said...

Oh dear! But then, anyone who's taught craft classes has done this....been there done that...yes I have. You are not alone. Hugs

Diane Baker-Williams said...

This is Diane #54 & 55. Please remove the first of my entries as it linked to last week not this week. Thank you!

Kathyk said...

Good on you for accurately gauging the interest and re-kitting rather than ploughing on - I'm sure everyone present appreciated that too.

As you say, colour you PROFESSIONAL

Kathyk

My name is Cindy said...

Reminds me of one the kids events last summer - advertised one and prepped another!! I am so glad it is not just me!

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