Well, for starters, I’ve added a new category – Sewing!
Yup, yup, this crocheter sews, too! Well, let me rephrase –
I have owned a sewing machine for 17 years. In that 17 years, the most sewing I’ve done to date, was cloth diapers. I sewed diapers for 3 years. I never had proper instruction, so most of what I’ve made, (excluding the diapers – those were AWESOME, if I do say so myself!) was self-taught.
About a year ago, I made friends with someone who’s just like me – only, she knows how to sew! She offered to teach me some tricks. I took that to mean, “Hey – your kids are cute but their dresses look homely – you really need help if you don’t want folks to laugh at them!” I wasn’t ashamed. I do want to learn how to really sew. I want people to look at my stuff and say, “Where did you get that?” instead of, “You made that, didn’t you?” I never know how to take that. (raise eyebrow)
I didn’t know what seam allowance really meant, nor did I know that IRONING is an essential part of sewing. I didn’t know that some threads shouldn’t be use in a sewing machine. In a single weekend, I learned that…
and the very next project I touched was simply gorgeous! It looked so… “Boutique” 😀 I was so happy, I almost cried.
It amazes me how much better I sew with instruction.
So, anyway – all that yawn stuff was to say, that, I will now be adding my sewing projects to my blog, as well as crochet related things, and a few ramblings.
And if you’re not careful, you just might learn a thing or two. – Bill Cosby