Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm Sew Excited!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We had a lovely time and got to spend some quality time with family.

My very generous father-in-law gave me this beauty for Christmas.

He purchased it at a local quilting store. I'm going tomorrow to learn the important stuff - like how to turn it on and thread the needle.

I can't wait to get started. I've been looking through my del.icio.us page for sewing ideas I've been saving for awhile.

I'm going to start with something relatively easy. Hopefully I won't be able to screw up these cloth napkins from Design*Sponge.

Don't you think the kids would love these super hero capes.

TipNut also has a great resource of tutorials for making aprons. (Honey, please don't laugh - you don't have to cook to need an apron. It would be nice to wear one while I decoupage something).

I've always thought these crayon roll-up pouches would be great gifts.

This should be enough ideas to get me started. As soon as I teach the baby how to change his own diaper and show the big kids how to make their own pjbs, I'll be able to get some sewing done!


Hillary Dunham said...

That IS exciting! I want to know how to sew and want to be good at it... I just don't want to do all the learning and practice. Much like the piano and violin that I've always wanted to play.

Kathleen said...

Oh how lucky!! What a great father-in-law you have. I can't wait to see what you make, and all of those things sound so cool. I've wanted to make a crayon roll for such a long time now.

Happy New Year Alana!

Lisa Sharp said...

I'm very jealous! I have no room for one now so it has to wait so have fun for me. :)

Rachel said...

That's great! You probably don't need any more ideas, but how about a crayon roll sewed across the bottom of a kid's apron? Someone gifted us with one, and it's super cute.

Lori said...

what a fantastic gift!! :^D)