pom pom book I posted about last week. Even though the book is in Japanese, the directions were easy to follow. The hardest thing about the projects was the finessing. For me, finessing is sculpting, molding and manipulating a craft project to look its best.
It occurred to me I've never really talked about this final step in the crafting process. The truth is, I don't really think about finessing when I do it so the step gets left out. Once in a while I might mention in a tutorial, "needs a little finessing" but that's as far as it goes. I guess the best way to explain finessing is with a few pictures of how I made one of the pom poms. This is not a tutorial.
Any time I follow a craft tutorial I assume there will be finessing involved and make adjustments accordingly. Curious, do you strictly follow the directions or do you modify the project as needed?