Thursday, February 24, 2011

Etsy Preview

I made this today, I think it came out cute! I will be making more in other fabrics and colors to sell on Etsy, As well as some of my owl pillows. Just wanted to give everyone a little preview. My Etsy shop is not open yet but I am planing on having it up and running within a few weeks from now. I am also getting ready for a craft fair in April.
 Let me know what you think of this bag! I am eager for feedback, Would you buy it and why or why not?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My First Quilt

My old spread was starting to get dingy and it had a tear in the fabric. Actually it was a duvet cover with a comforter insert and it stated to be a hassle because the insert would always get bunched up in the duvet cover and I was constantly having to re adjust it. I was going to just by a new bed spread but while I was looking nothing was jumping out at me. Everything looked so commercial. It seems that the better I get at sewing the less I like store bought items. Sewing is such a relaxing hobby and I really enjoy it. I love having a "Handmade Home" This was my first attempt at making a quilt. I didn't know what I was in for so I choose a very simple pattern. Now I am thanking myself for not getting to ambitions. I had a few bumps in the road but over all I am very pleased at how it came out. I also made some matching pillow cases. I have slept with it a couple of night now and it is so warm and cozy. There is something very comforting in curling up at night with something that was hand made!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hello Goodbye

 Hello There

After spending a about 4 to 5 hours over the course of two days washing, folding, pressing, measuring, and cutting out all the pieces of fabric that are going to be making up my very first quilt. I was so excited to start sewing them all together. Alas in the process of  sewing my machine decided it had had enough. It had been acting a little funny for a few weeks and I assumed that it was in need of a tune up. Of course I put it off and decided it was still okay to use. Which was a bad call on my part because now the gears are sticking so bad it is impossible to sew with. I called a local repair shop and got some information from them on the cost of a tune up/repair if anything was broken or needed replacing. Just for a tune up alone...thats if nothing else needs repair it would cost 60$. Personally I could not see paying over half the cost of the sewing machine just for a tune up. Maybe I am just being silly or maybe It's just that I have been wanting a better sewing machine...but I opted to purchase a new one. So If there is anyone interested in learning how to sew but your not sure if you what to spend a lot of money on a machine you might not end up using very often. Then mine is up for grabs. Obviously you would have to pay for the tune up...who knows you may be able to find a place who will do it for less than 60$. Just putting it out there for any of my friends who may be interested in giving it a new home.