Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sew, Sew Exciting!

This Christmas, I wanted one thing....a sewing machine.

Here she is in all her glory:

I know nothing about sewing or machines that sew, but since we're having a baby, I thought it would be a nice hobby to start. Instead of having to spend oodles and oodles of money on new 'adorable' clothing for baby, I'll be able to make all that I want (by spending oodles and oodles on fabric).

So, now at nearly 25 years old, I have finally decided to sew. I am slightly ashamed of myself. The sad part is that I have many proficient seamstresses in my family. My nanny is a professional. She can make anything that you ask of her, but I have never shown an interest in it. Shame on me. All those many times spent just hanging out at Nanny's house, probably reading one of my books, and I could have been learning a great life-skill. Oh well, now I'll have to make up for lost time.

My very first project was this: the letter T. In case you don't know, T for Taylor, our baby.

Now I am trying to decide what my next project will be. I bought this beautiful fabric at a nearby fabric store, and the possibilities are endless. So exciting!

I will keep you posted on my many projects. I know you're excited, too!


  1. The fabrics ARE gorgeous!! Good choices!

    You and Becca should TOTALLY have sewing parties.

    I wish I liked to sew, but alas, it was more like torture the one semester my Mom made me do it for Home Ec. I worked on a dress all semester long, and absolutely HATED it by the time I finished it.

  2. YAY!!! how exciting!
    My mom is very talented sew-er too but the last time i used her machine, I sewed my finger into my easter costume...I just still with hand-sewing now.
    your "T" turned out SO cute! and i LOVE that little owl fabric!!
    good luck!!