Okay, so maybe that’s a little dramatic. But y’all, I was terrified of this thing for days. It sat on the table next to our television just mocking me for almost a week after we got it. Because I’m a huge wimp. What am I talking about?
Well, it requires a bit of back story. Several months ago, Mrs. Frozen Yogurt blogged about this amazing wedding band and I was smitten. It’s so incredibly unique and romantic, and I knew I wanted to get one for Mr. Cardigan. Luckily, he liked it just as much as I did.
When I first heard about it, we were still over a year away from the wedding, so it seemed silly to buy it (and I was broke). For months, I kept telling myself that as soon as I had some extra money, I’d order it. But somehow it just never happened. I got some extra money, and then I went shopping instead. Oops.
Anyways, I finally decided that we’re getting close enough to the wedding for me to really get serious about this wedding band business, so I decided to bite the bullet and order the ring. A few days after I ordered it, I got a package in the mail that contained all of this:
You see that sheet of paper? The one that says “Finger Impression Instructions”? Um, yeah those are the directions on how to do this. 21 steps worth of directions, to be exact. Once I saw that sheet of paper, I promptly had a minor panic attack and then shoved the entire kit on the table next to the television and there it sat. For about 5 days. And every time I looked at it, I felt like a failure. Maybe I’m just a huge wimp, but it was so terrifying! I only had four chances. What if I screwed up? What if I am not competent enough to make a fingerprint impression and the inside of Mr. C’s ring ended up looking like someone just scratched it up?!
Needless to say, I got myself so worked up about this whole ordeal that I couldn’t bring myself to do it until Wednesday. I had the day off and didn’t have much to do, so I decided that as soon as Mr. C got home from class we would do it. And then it would be done and I could stop freaking out about it. So, he got home and I sent him into the kitchen to get everything ready while I read the directions out loud.
His face, upon seeing how long the directions were. He told me, “I don’t have all night!”
While he got things ready in the kitchen, I soaked my finger in warm water to raise the fingerprint (aka: make my finger pruny!)
(See that adorable little photo book in the corner? I’ll tell you all about it soon!)
Once everything was ready in the kitchen, I went in there to start making finger impressions!
Waiting for the water to get to the right temperature
Pressing down as hard as I could to ensure a good fingerprint! (I don’t know why Mr. Cardigan didn’t take a picture of more than just my hands. He’s not very good at this whole blogging thing.)
Rinsing it with cold water before taking it off
While I did this, Mr. Cardigan and the dogs gave me some moral support:
Ranger likes to hide in the corner. He’s weird like that.
Annnnd, I did it!
Yay! And it wasn’t nearly as scary as I thought it would be!
We repeated the process four times, and ended up with four not-bad finger impressions!
We mailed it back to the awesome people at Fabuluster the next day, and we should have the ring in about 6 weeks! I’m so glad I finally decided to face this terrifying project and get it taken care of. That’s one more thing crossed off my list!
Did you have any projects that you were terrified to start? Please tell me I’m not the only one who is scared of something they bought on Etsy!