Monday, March 15, 2010

My New Hobby... SEWING

ok... so lets first remember that i am WAY busy, and yet i still try and find things i should try to do! so.... the other night, i had a motivational moment. Brady and i were at macey's and he wanted to go look at the fishing magazines.. so while i was over there i started looking through the quilt magazines.. YEP I'M GOING TO START SEWING again! i got a sewing machine from my mom last year for my birthday and have used it only a few times... This is the first thing i have done with it.
I made this blanket for brady christmas of 08 while we were dating. I thought i did really good, so i took it over to my grandma's house.......... she had to square it up for me cause it wasn't perfectly square..... I finished tying it and then she again had to help me with getting the binding on.. i finished the binding, but she had to walk me through the steps of how to get it onto my quilt! SO i am soooo grateful for her help, and me and brady have LOVED this blanket!
I am going to start sewing again, and i have already made my list of things i want to make! some are little things, and some are big! :) its going to be way fun.... cheer for me, and that i won't be getting too frustrated.. for the next month i am going to be busy with school... BUT i am going to try and do one project a month... (that is giving me a time limit that i hopefully can make, cause some projects take over a month to finish....) so we'll see! but with the help from my grandma, i'm sure if i get lost and need help she'll know what to do!!!
And, I am so grateful that she has helped me in the past, and that she has a passion for it! after i learn all this sewing.. maybe i'll move on to crochetting.... that will be a lot LATER!

got my supplies and i'm ready to go............. HERE I GO! 1. 2. 3......................here are some pics of me starting my Table Topper! its not a runner, and not a table cloth.... so its a table topper!!! sew lets get back to business! here are the fabrics i'm using.... and me starting to cut away! wow.. its gonna be a long day!

7 comments:

Erin and Daryl said...

SHAYNA! You go girl! What a fun project to do and your house is going to be so cute too. I like those table top fabric designs...your amazing. I'm going to have to come to you for idea's :)

Mandy said...

I decided that I was going to start sewing too, since Dan got me a sewing machine this last Christmas and I haven't used it yet. And....kind of funny my first project is a table runner. I bought a bunch of different fabric like you. I will have to post it when i'm finished.

Callaways said...

cute!!! I'm not the best sewing person, I get to impatient, but blankets are fun sometimes?

Larsons said...

THANKS GUYS!

Mandy said...

I don't have a pattern, I'm just making it up as I go. let's hope it works...haha

Candace said...

Cute fabric! Can't wait to see what it makes..wish I was this crafty haha

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love the fabrics you chose. :) I don't use my sewing machine often enough. Good for you for getting yours out! Thanks for visiting and entering my Giveaway. I hope you'll stop by again sometime. :)