Sunday, April 06, 2008

Sew Sew

I've been knitting, in fact I've finished two projects this weekend. I've order two sweaters of yarn, thanks to some really good sales. I've also been sewing. I broke out the little sewing machine that the Hub bought me for my birthday *Cough* um that was the last birthday, not this one.
sewing
Its a good little machine, I'll see how I feel about it when I really get going. I've got my eye on a little fancier one. I would fell a little guilty about buying a new one, seeing as this one was a gift.
Sooooo while we were in Nashville one night to blow through a mess of gift cards that the Hub had accumulated from various gift giving holidays I found this book.



Its like the "Stitch and Bitch" of sewing. If you already have a wee knowledge of sewing (thanx mom) its really good at getting you up and running. So here it is, my first project since high school. Back then I made a mess of super ugly purses out of some lime green wide whale corduroy.

First Project

After getting that done, I searched town for pattern paper. This mythical thing doesn't seem to really exist. So I just bought big graph paper and stuck them together with tape. I also got some fabric for my next project.

Next project

Give me a week or so I'll show you the results.

3 comments:

zyllah said...

that's gorgeous!

Laurie P said...

Wow! Very nice first project! Love the fabric for the next. Once my knitting daughter started sewing, she couldn't stop! :D You might get inspired by looking at some of her work... http://houseofsteph.typepad.com/
I hope you enjoy it as much as she does.

annieB said...

I got the same book from the library and got my sewing machine out too...it must be spring! I love this cute little bag you made. And your hair cut looks great too!
Happy spring!