the desire to sew had been growing inside of me for some time, but in all honesty i lacked the confidence to jump in. i don't consider myself an inherently creative person and i like things to go well the first time. i am a recovering discouraged perfectionist, so i didn't want to start unless the results were fantastic.
months passed. my sewing machine languished in the corner.
until i stumbled across something i could not resist.
one day when perusing the world wide web i found cloth birthday banners. they were so perfect, so adorable, so perfectly approachable, that i thought: i can do this.
we were gaining on my son's 5th birthday, so i began.
i studied several different online patterns
(you can see the one i used the most here: birthday banner),
came up with a basic plan, raided the local fabric store and was on my way.
i fired up my singer for the first time. as it hummed, so did my brain...
i love sewing, i love sewing, i love sewing! what a surprise!
i whipped out the birthday banner, as well as name banners for all three kiddos, in no time.
i'm pretty proud of the results.
|birthday banner with my beautiful birthday roses.|
my next project was similar, but i added my own flair.
it hangs in my bedroom and is one of the first things i see every morning.
what a wonderful reminder.
yesterday i got inspired and upcycled some old clothes into some delightful and practical little bags.
i also found a forgotten remnant i had picked up for the boy boy.
made him a little pillowcase.
so what's next? i have a few projects in mind...
even toying with the idea of using a pattern.
so far, i've pretty much been flying by the seat of my pants.
yeah, that's how i roll.
i'm contemplating a skirt, perhaps an a-line or a yoga skirt?
considering curtains. i mean, who can't use a little more color?
stay tuned. a great project can't be far off...