I went to "open sew" last Friday night at Modern Domestic, the awesome little shop where I'm learning to get crafty. My previous post detailed my plan - basically, have fun making little pouches and try my hand at an Etsy shop.
Here they are in the early stage . . . no one told me there was so much ironing in sewing.
Here's the dining room table at home - getting ready to pin the zippers in.
Back at Modern Domestic to face this thing:
In the middle of making two little cuties.
This is called a "seam ripper" and it's the instrument you use to undo "Oh shit" moments. I had several of those that evening.
The finished product - 3 little guys.
So I learned a lot that night and one thing I learned is that I'm not great at this! But I did have fun and I am enjoying the inspiration that comes from being around different colors and textures and just creating something.
I think the new plan will be to just practice and keep having fun until I get a finished product that I feel good about putting out there. I did decide to get a beginner sewing machine to practice on at home, so that little number shows up tomorrow. I think she's going to fit in around here just fine -- and I already have a name for her. More updates to come.