Monday, June 04, 2007

Viva la Revoluction!

I am finally joining the craft revolution. Years after knitting became popular again, years after diy craze started, I have finally found my craft and am ready to start revolutioning.

My craft of choice? Sewing. My mom taught me to sew when I was young, and we used to do it together. In April, I got back into sewing thanks to Ms. H & N -- two very crafty ladies. Sample of our craftiness:

(J says this top makes me look like I'm trying to cover up that I'm pregnant. I'm not, but I need to be ready for comments before wearing it in public; I'm working up the courage to say, "Nope, not pregnant, just fat!")

(N -- notice the altered sleeves.)

For my birthday, my father sent me my grandmother's sewing maching that had been sitting unused in his house for almost 2 decades. I haven't had a chance to set it up yet, but I already have fabric and things to sew.

First projects -- curtains for the sliding glass doors, throw pillows for A's b-day, presents for a new born and one year old, pillow cover and a blouse or skirt.

I can't wait until Saturday, when I'm back in town after a week full of work trainings in the Palm Springs of WA (the town is anything but that) and can sew my little heart out...well, actually, figure out if the machine works or not and if I can make it go.


liv said...

ooooooh! i totally love that shirt. it's cute. funny fatty vs. preggers story. last week i was up in the 'Couve trying to get few last pieces of cute fat old navy stuff since they have decided to not carry it in their stores anymore. anyways, westfield mall has "expecting mothers" parking and i was parked way out back walking in with this older laydee when we passed one of the clearly marked signs she said, "oh look honey, you could have parked up here." i just giggled and kept my mouth shut. i had on a similar shirt to yours. maybe next time i will park up there!! :P

amandanator said...

Doesn't that piss you off about Old Navy getting rid of the big lady stuff...they say it doesn't sell, but I think they just don't like fat chicks! But I love them! I spit on you Old Navy (after I buy tons of on sale stuff that is)

Nanimal said...

I'm soooo proud. look at those little cap sleeves. I really dig them. Nice job! I can't wait to send some bad ass patterns to you!