18 March 2010

sew obsessed

A week ago today, I went over to Larri's house and she graciously showed me how to sew on her sewing machine. You see, I knit a purse last summer and it needed to be lined and given some handles so that it may be used. I was a little scared to use a sewing machine, because all my recollections of sewing from my childhood consist of me somehow tangling the thread and calling for my grandma to fix my mistakes.

I was adamant that I should sew the lining because, after all, I knit the purse. I was determined and with that attitude, I plunged forward despite my fear. I cannot take 100% of the credit for the purse, because Larri helped sew the lining I made to the bag. After hours of cutting, pressing and sewing, I was still a little scared of sewing my knitting on the machine. One step at a time!

A couple evenings later, I made this little cutie at my neighbor's house....

Bernadette, who is a dear friend and the most generous person I know, was going to give me one of her six (yes, SIX) sewing machines. As it turned out, however, all but one (the one she uses now) did not work. But never fear..

My new sewing machine should arrive tomorrow. I have a bit of an addiction to crafts and I won't apologize for it. I just love them. If I could do them for a living, I would. Who knows, maybe I will.

This little blue pouch makes my world a little brighter.


  1. lol...do tell. What did you get? And I love the pouch. It's perfect to hold your supplies.

  2. I love the fabric of your little pouch!

  3. this is so adorable! i love your blog. i've added you to the "reduce clutter; create space" list and will blog about our challenge tomorrow. keep in touch and thanks so much for joining us. it's so nice to know that we don't have to conquer this alone!