I have been doing quite a bit of sewing this summer, which is a lot considering I usually never sew. Strangely enough, I have enjoyed it--something I thought was not possible. As I have said before, listening to an audio book while sewing is the trick. It makes the whole experience so enjoyable. Plus, I am not quite as horrible as I thought. It is true that everything needs to be explained to me in a toddler-like fashion but once I get it, I can do it!
So without further ado, here are some of my creations:
A wee mouse in a tin house, complete with a pillow and bedding! I saw it here and tried to recreate it to the best of my abilities. Elanor loves it and that is what is important.
|The owl costume, which I have already blogged about.|
|This cute little skirt, which now that I have made a skirt I will do it much better next time!|
My friend, Megan at Bauer Handcrafted, is going to be quilting it and I'm excited to see how it will turn out!
I made Elanor a simple little autumn dress as well, but I am not quite finished with it. I also need to get started on Elanor's Little Red Riding Hood costume soon--because that is what she is going to be for Halloween and it is going to be adorable!
All this sewing is a big step for me. I can now put thread on a bobbin (there is probably a technical name for that action), load the bobbin in the machine and get the thread up and out, I can put in a needle, problem solve and untangle thread in the machine, clean and oil a sewing machine, etc. You might laugh (which is fine, I am laughing at myself too), but these are serious accomplishments for me.
Wish me luck on the Red Riding Hood Costume!