Happy birthday to me (a bit early)!
I got my sewing machine, a birthday present from my parents in the mail the other day... even though my birthday isn't for over a month.
But, I did have some projects I've been wanting to do that pretty much require a sewing machine.
Like a tablecloth. When I won Lisa's giveaway a couple of months ago, I received a fall tablecloth that had been on our table up until last weekend. I guess I'd never realized how easy it is to make a room seasonal with just a piece of hemmed fabric. So when my bf suggested that we get a tablecloth for the holiday season, I knew that it would be an easy first project to learn the ropes of my new machine. Although I've done some big projects on a sewing machine, it's been awhile.
And I learned that sewing really is like riding a bike: scrapes, bruises and all (but you'll never put your finger that close to the needle again...). And that hem may not be perfect, but it's a $7 tablecloth.
And while I was at the fabric store, I looked through the remnants; it's just a good idea and a great way to find cheap fabric. Well, I found a piece of remnant fleece to try to make a dog sweater for Freyja.
After finding a few patterns I liked, I ended up kind of blending them to get the finished product I had in mind.
And the bf already has some sewing projects in mind for me... but I'd just like to make it through finals and the holidays first!