Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My New Love

On a whim, quite a long time ago, I bought a sewing machine. Nothing fancy, nothing new, just an old used sewing machine. I thought I would make bibs, spit rags, and other cute gift items. My end goal was to do this to help raise money for our adoption. Well, the machine sat in the box for a while. Then I found some random project that I wanted to try. So, I got the sewing machine out of the box and plugged it in. I cut my material and was excited to get going. I sat at my machine.

Ummm… How do you thread this beast?

I tried everything I could think of, but I could not get that thing threaded. Talk about feeling dumb.

So, I invited my mom over for Sunday dinner. After we got all the dishes cleaned up, I begged her invited her  to come help me thread my machine… you know, just to see if she still remembered how. Oh, thank heavens! She got it!

So she left, and I sat down and was all prepared to whip out at least my one project, maybe more. What? I have the wrong color thread? Oh, I’m sure I can get this.

Is one hour later too soon to invite my mom back? Cuz I can’t figure this dumb thing out AGAIN!

Finally Brent got sick of me yelling at my machine, so he went to Walmart and got me a new one. (He is truly the most thoughtful guy!)

Well, it’s been slow-going, and I’m kind of just learning as I go, but here’s a few things that I’ve made.

Baby bibs


Baby blankets




A little dress (not for my boys)


Personalized Superhero capes (this one was for my nephew, Eli)


1 comment:

lisa said...

Love everything you have made!!! So cute!