Friends, I’ve got a confession to make – I am an addict! An addict to sewing, that is. Ever since my mother-in-law gave me my sewing machine as an early Christmas gift, I literally cannot stop attempting to create things with it (and, sometimes, without it). Luckily, with two daughters (and a son!) and two girl nieces there is no shortage of outlets for my output.
Also, I just made a life-changing discovery – HOT GLUE GUN! It’s easy to operate, it creates an instant, strong bond between various types of materials, and it involves pulling the trigger! Fun.
Here’s a glimpse into a small fraction of my recent/current projects:
The skirt I am crocheting for my little girl. If there’s anything crafty I actually feel confident doing, crocheting is it. I’ve done it off and on for 20 years! Word of advice though: don’t be like me – don’t crochet large garments with medium-weight yarn.
Here’s a doll skirt my girl and I made together, aka “how not to attach single-fold bias tape.” Great use for those scraps and stray fat quarters!
My oldest child began to do a little machine sewing as well (all under my watchful supervision).
Here’s a glimpse at my girl’s princess skirt that I have since completed. She absolutely loves it, but it’s no different than the dolly skirt – just a gathered skirt with an elastic threaded through the waistband.
The seventeen (!) felt crowns I made last Friday evening to give away as party favors at my girls’ seventh birthday party on Saturday. The kids really liked them! I must be a Waldorf mom or something.
These jingle bell necklaces were party favors as well. I got the idea here.
In order to keep track of all the crafting projects that I am potentially interested in, I finally joined Pinterest. If you enjoy Pinterest and I would like to follow me, you can find me here.
My husband recently pointed out that I have lots of inertia – which is another word for lots of potential energy. It’s true – most of the time it’s really hard for me to get going on anything from typing up the minutes from a committee meeting that took place three weeks ago to running a long-overdue load of laundry (or seven!). Once I get going however, it is pretty difficult for me to stop, and the sheer volume of the resulting output can be ridiculously large. Can you tell?