Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pink, Ruffles and Flowers... Oh My!

While sewing this ruffled half apron as a project option for our sewing classes, I feel a little tug on my shirt.  I couldn't hear her approaching because the whir of the sewing machine was going full tilt.  I look down, and my little Reese looks at me and asks... "Is this for me?"  Usually I am feverishly whipping up a new skirt or dress for my little three-year-old, so it's my own fault that as soon as she sees something with pink and flowers on it she thinks it must be for her.  

I had no problem, however, letting her try it on and dance around the family room.  She makes a much cuter model than me anyway.  Although this apron is adult size... I see a tiny version of it being made in the near future.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Finding the time

"How do you find the the time to sew?" I hear this frequently. I'm not sure what the correct answer to this is because lets face it... With 2 toddlers, a full time job and NO housekeeper... there is something I should be doing at every waking moment of the day so I suppose the answer is simple.  I make the time. I sneak in little sewing moments whenever I can but I can only do that because I created a little sewing nook in my house. I can sit down and sew quickly while the kids are content... and then stop instantly when they need me or it's time to make dinner. All you need to create your own is a small corner, a desk, and a few shelves.  My place is SMALL and my previous place was even SMALLER so if I can find a spot so can you. I promise creating a nook to sew will help you find more time to do so.  And more inspiration! And more fun cause you can leave it a mess! 'Cause who likes cleaning up messes? Just sayin'... 

- Jody