I don't know what my deal was this past week, everytime I would think of sitting down at the computer, I would find something else to do. This is highly unusual for me, I am usually somewhat addicted to this machine lol Also, I needed to take pictures and was very lazy about taking them. I have just been basically lazy lately.
I have been sewing, but I can't show y'all most of it because it is for a swap with Kelci over at Crafty Mama Creations. I got Kelci, and I cannot tell you how nervous I am about this! She is such an expert sewer and I don't want her to be disappointed with what I made her. Jona was a doll and helped me pick out material that she would like : ) I will post her gifts after she receives them this week.
My mom and I went antiquing last Thursday and I found the cutest little red gingham apron. I especially love the feather stitch around the bottom and on the pocket. I never find cute textiles around here, so I was really excited when I saw this!
I also found a vintage pattern and a wall plaque with two little girls sewing. I am going to put it on the wall by my sewing table.
I finished this Simplicity pattern last weekend, but didn't have a zipper for it. I finished it today and like how it came out. I thought I had picked out a pretty drapey fabric that wouldn't be difficult, but I was wrong. This stuff raveled like crazy! I used French seams and it came out fine. I love the finished project, but like I have said before, this kind of fabric is just not fun to sew with. It has a belt that goes with it, but I think I like it loose and flowy. This way I don't have to suck in ; ) Please excuse the bra straps, I think I may have to get a strapless bra for this dress. Ava wanted to be in the picture with me : )
I am so excited! My Mom finally wants me to teach her how to sew!!! I have been trying to get her to learn for years, but she had no interest. We went to JoAnns to get my zipper and some thread and she ended up buying 7 different prints and 3 patterns to make some dresses for herself. I told her I would just sew them for her, but she really wants to learn. She was having a blast picking out fabric, just wait until I introduce her to buying the really cute stuff online lol
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- I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org