Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sewing, Sewing, Sewing

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!
Finally, here is the quilt top that I have been working on all summer. It is my first quilt and not perfect by any means. I went with an all squares quilt and I stitched the squares together without a set pattern. I like the way it turned out and will look so pretty in Elanor's room.
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!


  1. WAY TO GO, ELIZABETH!!!!!!!! It all looks so GREAT!!!!!!!!!! I am super impressed!!!!