Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A new hobby...Sewing

Well, I have been bitten by the sewing bug. I was fortune enough that Pat let me borrow her grandmother's 1966 Singer! It still works good so no complaints from me. The bug bit me when we decided to ask "Santa" for a baby doll for Ashlee for Christmas. I decided I wanted to repuporse the cradle Dad made me along with making some bedding for it. Thus the addiction began. I did fairly well for a newbie who hasn't touched a machine in 20+ years. After the bedding was made, Jamie asked me to do a quilt made out of his uniforms. So before I could start such a large project, I wanted to practice on something smaller so I made Stacy two patchwork blankets for Miranda and Hope. They turned out good. But blankets are easy, I wanted a challenge so....I bought a hobo bag kit from Wal-Mart to make for our Annual Girls Only Christmas party. That was a challenge but I got it made...I hope Bri likes it. Then I decided to make Ashlee some Christmas PJs. I did ok with them; they are shorter than I wanted since I trimmed the wrong end...oops, but they fit ok. After that, I decided to make her a Christmas outfit...complete with adding sleeves to a T-Shirt and creating a tree to add to the shirt. She looked adorable!! I did a few other things to get more practice...see pictures below.
So now I am on a roll. I have bought (or was given by Jamie) a cutting mat, rotary cutter, rulers, etc to stock up my supplies. I have been tempted to buy a new machine but I decided I needed more practice and more supplies first, so for now I will continue to use my 1966 Singer!
Here are the pictures of my projects....
And now I remember why I hated adding pictures to is a pain. lol But I hope you enjoy.

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