So this sewing experience with the Journals has been very interesting, and got me into the fabric store - where I found I didn't have ANYTHING that I needed. It was quite intimidating, but I had Sue's great supply list and managed to get out without losing my shirt. But I did see some felt that looked just yummy - and yesterday I went back to pick some up.
I found a book, you see, in Barnes and Noble, called "pretty little pincushions." I simply had to have it. And yesterday, I found that I simply had to have some felt.
I started right in to make mom a pincushion for Mother's Day, because hers had "blown up" she said. It was as old as I am, and had finally become so threadbare that it broke open and all its sawdust began falling out in the sewing box.
These little pincushions are perfect for me as a beginner, because they are small enough to complete quickly, and much of the work is handwork or straight stitching on that new sewing machine I am working to understand. I did a few and plan to put them in my ETSY shop this coming week.
Can you believe I am SEWING! HA! This is a pretty big year, folks. Etsy, Painting, Scrapping, Journal Creating, Photoshop and Online Scrapping, and now SEWING! :) Outside of my box, all year long. That's the plan! Next maybe I will learn about making felt. There is a Salvation Army store up the street and I bet they have wool sweaters on sale about now....
I am also working on the ACEO Trade/Swap project so I hope this will be a week full of time and creativity! Now that daddy is recuperating and mom is happy to have him home, we may begin to get in to a simple and easy rhythm that gives me time and energy to craft. Provided, of course, that Yoga isn't too hard this week as well.
Tomorrow I will post about Yoga, as there is much to share.