Don't ask! My sewing machine hasn't been far from my thoughts. I guess I have been busy raising kids and juggling the world. No more excuses! My sewing room has been moved to a different part of the house and I'm ready to crank out the ruffles and lace (That's what my step dad use to call me). Get ready...here's a tease of what I've made so far.....More photos to come!
Our youngest daughter has had a best friend since before her friend was born. Kenzie is just 4 months older. Normally you will find them hand in hand ...best friends forever! It's really sweet to see these two girls play and the thoughts of them as teenagers....we are in trouble!
This skirt I made just for Kenzie's best friend...the birthday girl ! The fabric I bought over a year ago and just wasn't sure what to do with it. I'm so glad I waited ! Now to make a matching one for the birthday girl's best friend !
This pollen is kicking my butt. I normally sew pretty fast..not lately! This nice green dust has sapped my energy and lungs.
As my hubby prepares for his out of town trips, I make my list(I'm NOT a list maker) of all the projects I would love to accomplish. Many are unrealistic...a girl can dream can't she? But try I may and it becomes a fight of the wills..10 against 1! Somehow all my plans usually go to the bottom of the list and/or get tossed in the sea of future spare minute activities...What mom of 9 has spare minutes to do anything? Are you ready for the secret? I have discovered a gold mine of spare minutes...Midnight to 6am! Maybe it's not the pollen!
Just don't tell my family the secret...they'll find a way to steal my minutes!
I bought this pattern a while ago and have finally put this treasure together. I finished it this evening and can't wait to photograph my sweet model in it. For now here is a sneak peek...
Teaching my girls to sew is something that I find great joy in. I remember as a child watching my mom and grandmothers sew. Time spent with my mom as she would teach me. I think I just enjoyed spending the one on one time! However, the love for this age old craft is what I hope to pass down to my children and grandchildren(If my kids would hurry up). Sewing has become a dying art. Hopefully I can change this one girl or boy at a time. Yes, Men can sew too! I admit I have been very neglectful at teaching our daughters a whole lot about this beautiful craft. My plan is to begin regular sewing classes at our house. Hopefully making many great memories with my children!
This past week our first project was making aprons for their cooking adventures. Maybe over time they can make a few aprons to put in our Etsy store! I took them both to the fabric store and let them choose the fabric for their aprons. Hopefully they didn't catch the fabric bug to much! They did a great job and I look forward to watching their talents grow.