Friday, August 6, 2010

Everything I Know, I Learned in Home Ec.

My latest obsession has been my new sewing machine.  We are just getting know each other, so my creations have been amusing at best.  I bought Sewing For Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)) just to get back in the swing of things, since it had been 22 years (ouch!), my Freshman Home Ec class at ol' SHS.  The book inspired me to make a marker holder for all of Shelby's markers.  It was just 6 straight lines stitched on a ready-made cloth napkin.  Fun!

A great blog has kept my inspiration going.  The gals at Sew, Mama, Sew led me to Joel Dewberry's Sewn Spaces: Fresh and Modern Projects for Your Life and Home, and I can't wait to make these cute little birds for everyone I know (act surprised if you get one for Christmas)!

Searching amazon led me to Sewing for Children: 35 Step-by-step Projects to Help Kids Aged 3 and Up Learn to Sew.  I can NOT wait to get Shelby involved.  She's already helped me make a bobbin and loved working the foot peddle.  

Okay, time to get to the point.  Because I've become a little obsessed with my new creative outlet, I now want a serger.  I've only used one once in Home Ec and was banned from using it again by Mrs. Engle.  My failure to use it properly only fueled my curiosity. 

More projects I have big plans to do:
octopus costume
doll clothes
I-spy quilt

A serger machine would speed up these projects, once I figured it all out!

1 comment:

Molly said...

I saw your photos and thought, "She made all of that already???" I was blown away. Then I realized they are samples of things to come. Which I am sure will be as impressive!