Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SEW Storm

My incredibly thoughtful husband bought me a sewing machine for Christmas this year. I am always saying that I want to learn how to sew better, but my old machine just didn't want to co-operate. The tension was always messing up, the foot pedal was finicky, and I could think of thousands of more excuses not to sit down and sew. Receiving a new sewing machine put an end to my grumbling and added a goal for my year. I would learn how to sew this year. I have rather enjoyed taking on this goal and below is proof that I'm not all talk, I've got some action happening too. Here is what I have accomplished in the month of January.
I had bought some rockin 80's fabric with the intent to make Chet some MC Hammer pants. Yes I know they are out of style! it was for an 80's party we were attending. But Chet would have none of that, and so the fabric sat. HMmmm! what to do, what to do? How about make some fun, funky bags for Alyssa. One for Church and one for school.( she informed me recently that no one wears back packs anymore, they all use shoulder bags. problem solved, now she has a shoulder bag too.)
We slowly have been decorating the house and fixing the kids rooms up. In that spirit, I sewed some curtains for Alyssa's room. This picture really doesn't do them credit. The colors are actually quite a bit nicer.

There was extra fabric from the curtains and so an apron for Alyssa was born. I could of ironed it before taking the pic, but oh well, At least you can see that she has been using it.

Peyton was feeling left out, so I made him an apron too. A bit more masculine, BBQ style. He chose the fabric.

Speaking of feeling left out! My poor Camden. The older kids got Bath Robes for Christmas. Camden was so upset that he couldn't cuddle up in one himself. So Voila! a home made robe was born.

And lastly. We were having an issue with hallway lights a night time. Peyton wanted it on, But Alyssa wanted it off and refused to close her door. Using a bit of ingenuity, an old Barbie sleeping bag, and some elastic. A sleeping mask was created, and all parties are now happy.


runningfan said...

I'm totally impressed! Way to go!

jamie t. said...

Look at you! I'm going to be coming to you for lessons :)

Carroll Conversations said...

Way to go Nancy! These look fabulous. You really know how to dive in!

The Hadley Family said...

Okay. I'm IMPRESSED. You rock in the sewing department. Do you use patterns or do you just decide what you want and start sewing? Glad you're enjoying it. :)

Sally said...

Nancy, your doing great on your goal for this year. I'll be gathering those patterns we talked about and will be sending them to you in the next week or to.
You've inspired me to get back to my sewing machine and work on my sewing projects-especially the "Dress an Angel" project.

mama said...

I AM SOOOO IMPRESSED --- way to go. Looks like you really took off with that machine. Doesn't look to me like you needed much practice. Chet should be very very proud of you.

John and Misty said...

Hey! It's me, your old college roomy, Misty. Stumbled on to your blog through Krista and I love it! I am SO impressed with your sewing. I still can't remember how to thread one... Anyway, you have such a darling family! What cute pics!

♥The Three Bears♥ said...

Love all your projects! Looks like you are putting that sewing machine to good use.