Monday, July 30, 2012

Very Happy

  It's been far too long since I have used my Sewing Machine. I was raised by two avid sewers so of course, I became one too. While my boys were little I sewed so many things.. curtains, furniture covers, pillows, and more but mainly I sewed clothes. I made baby clothes for my own kids and for gifts. I made tons of summer shorts and uniform pants. I even made myself a few things over the years. I really enjoyed it and was not too bad if I do say so.
  Insert many years of College and working, working and working towards my Teaching Credential, Teaching and raising my boys. Between classes, homework, planning lessons, housework and trying to be a good mom sewing and pretty much any other type of crafting was impossible.
  It took a few years of being a stay at home -actually work at home mom- to start to feel that old desire creeping back. I started with crochet and have been avidly pursuing that for a few years now but the sewing machine beckons me. I tried a couple of years back but if you know my son there was no way to sew with him literally in my lap so curious about the machine and every item that sewing requires. So it has sat and sat and sat. 
 Not any more--I am happy to say I created an area for my machine. Not an easy task in our bursting at the seams home.

 It certainly doesn't compare to any of the craft areas/ rooms on some blogs but I really am quite happy with my little corner. Even better --I got to actually make something.
    I needed a gift for my son's lovely girlfriend and since I know she is quite fond of purses I found a super cute little bag to make.

   Of course though Steven no longer is under foot my Kitties were just too enthralled by the new machine to stay away. Stash had to be right in the midst of it all.
    Apples came to see too

   This is the purse and I am pretty pleased with how it came out. My son assured me it was well liked which is the best reward.

  So now my spare moments what are those have been joyously perusing sewing patterns and I have come across some really awesome Must Do's. Don't worry though Crochet will always be my first love

1 comment:

  1. Eeeeeep! I'm just SO happy you have that space ;)