January 20, 2011

Can I be this crafty?

So I have a craft bug right now.
I really want to make some things and try to use this sewing machine 
I pulled out of a box the other day.
I honestly had forgotten that I had the thing.
It had been sitting in the bottom of my linen closet for the last oh I don't know year or so. 

Only problem is that I don't know where to begin. 
My craftiness comes in the form of easy things that involve scrapbook paper and Mod Podge normally.
Some of the things I have been seeing that I want to make are easy enough to do with my normal crafty self.
But then there are these things that I want to try out myself.
Like a pillowcase dress for Rosie.
Like this one or something relatively easy for a first timer...
I have seen these adorable shirts for little boys that have a tie on them. 
And since I have no shame in dressing my boys alike or similar I want to make them a few of these...

For my bigger girl I have a hard time thinking of things to make for her to wear since she is getting so much bigger and her opinions about her clothes are well hers and she only tends to wear skinny jeans a a fitted shirt with her boots or Converse.
I do know however that she loves to wear skirts when the weather is warm so I've been looking and found this little cutie and thought maybe I could attempt it.

I don't know what has come over me. 
I have never wanted to be a sewer.
I have always despised the thought of having to sew a button back on or anything for that matter.
Now, however I have this overwhelming urge to sew something and have something to hold in my hands that I made. Something tangible that is not just taking up space somewhere. 
Something that can be used over and over and worn and enjoyed. 

I have been looking at fabrics and falling in love.
There are SO many patterns and prints to choose from out there.
It is a little overwhelming.
Here are just a few of my MANY favs...

Thankfully for me there is a Jo-Ann's Fabrics not far from me so I can go pick out some hopefully clearance fabrics and try my luck with a few of the clothing projects I want to create.
Stay tuned for the hits and misses that are sure to come.

I also have 2 more spaces for my Pay It Forward project.
So go check it out and let me know if you are interested.

1 comment:

  1. you can do the pillow case dress! i love making them and they are oh sooo easy! i have started making ruffle pantsw to go with some:)O