Today has been a crappy day. I’m just going to get that off my chest. I don’t remember having so many failed projects in one day.
I spent half the day trying to make heat transfer vinyl work on a
cotton towel. No matter how I set the temperature on the iron or the amount of time I held the iron on the transfer material, it would not separate from the backing. I watched YouTube videos and read as much as I could find on using the heat transfer material. All the lessons I watched made it look so easy to separate the backing from the vinyl. The glitter vinyl is the only one that worked properly.
I talked with my sister and she couldn’t understand it either. I don’t know if the heat transfer material is old or just bad heat transfer material/vinyl. I ruined a flour sack towel which really makes me mad. I got so irritated that finally I just quit doing that project. Probably good that I quit working on that before I threw something or broke something.
I normally have good coping skills and can keep myself busy. Usually, I can find something else to do that makes me feel better.
I thought I would make some cookies with a recipe from Taste of Home: “Giant Monster Cookies”. Making cookies make me happy. I did not feel better after putting the dough in the oven.
The recipe didn’t work at all. I followed the recipe exactly, and this is what I got. A bunch of crap!
It occurred to me while I was mixing up the dough that there wasn’t any flour in the recipe. I thought that seemed odd. Well, you can see what happened without flour. The cookies did not stick together.
After the first two trays came out like that, I added a quarter cup of unbleached flour to the dough and here is the result. Much better. Another 1/4 c of flour probably wouldn’t have hurt either.
I hate wasting time, ingredients, or supplies on projects that don’t work out. It irritates me.
I recently purchased some silicone donut pans to make baked donuts. I tried another recipe off Pinterest that used cake mix to make donuts.
The instructions on the silicone pans said to spray the pans with baking spray prior to putting the batter in the cups. I did as instructed.
I used a chocolate cake mix with 1/4c of vegetable oil, one egg, and 1 cup of water. The batter looked nice and thick when I put it into the silicone donut pan cups. I baked it at 350 degrees. Guess what? Another failure in this already tough creative day. The pictures on Pinterest looked so great. But, they used a mini donut baking machine.
The cake batter rose and then fell. And, the batter stuck in the donut pan cups even with the spray. I let the pans cool completely and the cake still wouldn’t come out of the pans.
So, I scraped all the cake out of the pans into a big bowl. I threw it all over the fence for the chickens to eat. I really have had it today. And, the wind is blowing about 40 MPH. Bah!