What Actually Happens During Any DIY Project

created at: 04/02/2015

Hi ManMakers – I shared this pic of the scrap pile from my current project on Instagram last night, accompanied by this little meditation.

Remember, adages and abstract pieces of advice only get you so far. While when designing projects, I try to make the mistakes so that readers don't have to, but nothing is really handmade without some trial and error, repeated steps, and a curse word or two.

Making things is really all about experimentation. And messes. 

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