Saturday, August 7, 2010
Home Ec fun!
This weekend I've had an absolute blast visiting fabric stores and getting supplies for this week's projects. If you follow me on Twitter, you'd know that I had a bit of a sewing machine issue when I took mine out of the box for the first time in over two years. I went to open the front loading bobbin area, and three large parts came out. I knew what to do with the bobbin casing but I didn't know how to put the other two larger pieces back in. I enlisted the help of my trusty fashion designer friend Brian (he designs for drag queens!), and he walked me through it, but I still couldn't get it. Then Hank got home, walked in, took one look at the mess and Bri's directions, and with a click-snap-click popped everything back into place. Ah, husbands.
So now my machine is up and running, and I am really looking forward to Monday's first project, which are cloth napkins. It's a go at your own pace class that will be up for a year, but the girls will be posting projects everyday. We'll be making things from bibs, all the way up to household items like duvet covers and curtains. I seriously can't wait.
I've always been super intimidated by the fabric section in craft/fabric stores. As silly as it sounds, I didn't know common sense things - like what to do once you pick out which fabric you want, how big a yard was, etc. It sounds silly I know but I conquered my fear over the past couple of days and now I feel totally comfortable. All the women I encountered at the shops were so helpful and kind that it really put me at ease. I'm proud of myself for trying something new, and more so, retrying something I "failed" at years ago when I first was given my machine. Even though class hasn't started I've already been sewing a little bit and I'm definitely enjoying it.
I wanted to share a quick shot of some of the fabric I bought this weekend. If I was having a girl I'd use that lemon fabric for EVERYTHING. It's so pretty. Once I learn how, I may make some pretty girl clothes for my future daughter, just because. :)
I'll be updating my flickr and this blog with my projects as I complete them, and if you're curious and would like to see a full project list, click here to visit the Home Ec details post on Freckled Nest.
Annnd, before I go- click here for a link to a printable 40% off coupon for Joann Fabric. They're having a big sale this weekend too, and I got a lot of cute things for a low price! Definitely worth a look.