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Monday, November 10, 2008

A Sew Sew Weekend

This weekend I was determined to get some practice sewing in and, boy, did I ever? I headed off to the fabric store for some supplies after searching the net for some easy projects. I am getting more comfortable with my sewing machine and my seams are getting straighter. I had some tension issues but I did what my manual said and the problem was fixed in a jiffy. I even brought one of my projects to work to show my co-worker who sews and she was impressed. That definitely gave me a boost of confidence. I am not up to selling my items on etsy yet...but practice makes perfect! That was how I taught myself to crochet!
Another thing I did this weekend was head to the local library and straight to the section with the crafting books. I could spend hours just going through the books. I ended up bring home ten books on beading, crochet and sewing and one script for an audition in January!
Today at lunch I headed over to Half Priced Books and picked up a sewing and a rubber stamping book. If I don't like them I will just sell them back to the store. Both books look like they had some helpful hints in them. Hopefully, I will get a chance to look them over tonight.
I didn't spend much time online this weekend because I was buried in sewing books and fat quarters. I definitely need to catch with everyone. I need to get my etsyblogger posts together. I also need to get some pictures of my latest creations!! It gets dark too early now to take them outside...I have to find another option.
God bless you all!!! I need to get back to work!

6 comments:

Vickie said...

I am glad your sewing is coming a long! I made the baby's dress for the wedding and Lilli's outfit! I am heading to the sewing room now! I have a polka dot and rick rack swap to finish up! Have a great evening!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Glad the sewing is going well! I'm hoping to go over to a friends house soon to learn how to use a sewing machine :D

storybeader said...

I always sew by hand - and hate using a machine. The tension on my sewing machine was horrible, and I couldn't figure it out. But it was a hand-me-down from a friend, so I can't complain.

Good for you to try different mediums. Have fun with it - sounds like you do!

uniquecommodities said...

I was actually supposed to have my first sewing lesson this past Sunday but got sidetracked! It is my next new thing to learn! Good for you learning to sew!

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TNT2008 said...

It is always fun and exciting to try something new. Good for you!