My Adventures in Sewing

Archive for April 2011

Good afternoon all!  As I promised (myself as well) here is my post for the week.  We are on Spring Break this week, so we are undertaking a bit of Spring Cleaning – and yes, I’m still looking for my camera cord. 😦

My oldest daughter received a great give for her brithday, a sew it yourself Build-a Bear.  The holes are pre-punched, which makes it very easy for her to sew.  We have been working on that a bit every day.

Each day I do check my favorite blogs and have really been noticing how many of you are what I would consider professional.  WOW!  All of you have such creative talent!  I was immediately inclined to compare myself and my “newbie-ness” to sewing.  However, I reminded myself that I have never considered myself to be a crafty person, but I try, and I’m usually pleasantly surprised.  Everyone was a newbie once 🙂  With that said, I am beginning to work on my pay it forward projects.   While my projects may be on the simple side, I do take pride in my work and I am happy with my finished project….and that’s really all one can ask for 🙂

Have a great week everyone!

Good morning all!  It’s early here on the west coast, well, it’s almost 7:00 AM.  However, I’ve been up for a while.  Long night of no sleep & my little one was up at 5:30 AM. 

I was a long, long, looonnngggg day yesterday & I’m still stressed out about it.  Not good.  So, this morning as I eat my healthy Quaker oatmeal & sip on a hot cup of coffee, I felt the urge to check on my blog.  WOW!  Has it been that long since my last post?  My apologies to the few followers I do have.  I need to find a spot once a week (in my already full calendar) to touch base with everyone. 

I did recently complete a project…and I LOVE IT!  It’s a fabulous messenger/hobo bag I made for my oldest daughter.  A pink denim outer shell & strap with a yellow sparkle lining which has pink & blue & purple butterflies & dragonflies.  I must say I was pretty proud of myself!  I even busted out the Cricut & cut her name out of the yellow fabric to iron on the front (I haven’t attempted applique yet and I didn’t want to ruin my project – maybe next time).  I found the pattern here @ Simply Modern Mom and made a few changes to the strap and outside decor. 

I will post a pic — my next project is to find my camera cord so I can download the pictures into my computer.  🙂   

Well, there is a lot to do today (isn’t there always?) and part of my morning includes reading through some of my favorite blogs. 

Have a great day everyone & I will post again next week!

p.s.  I also found a project for my Pay It Forward gift.   So, for those of you who are my Pay It Forward winners, be on the look out 🙂


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