Friday, January 21, 2011

The One in Which I Fondly Recall Sewing

Have I mentioned lately what a lazy lump I am?

I didn't even do a 2010 year end review of the books I read (not as many as in previous years).

There are several things I really enjoy doing (in no particular order).

1. Fishing (seasonal -- boo hiss)
2. Reading (Perhaps the Kindle will help)
3. Sewing (...)
4. Knitting (This one is hit and miss, but I am DETERMINED to finish the current project)
5. Eating Cookies (I'm actually keeping up with this hobby nicely)
6. Playing Halo (Rocking peoples' faces off with this one)
7. Scentsy-ing (This one takes care of itself)

I did actually do a couple of quick sewing projects right around Christmas. I wish I had taken more pictures.

One of the projects I did was (3) paint chip wallets. Once I figured a few things out, they turned out nicely. I made them to go with some gift cards I bought as a few gifts. I thought it would be nice to include something handmade with them so they wouldn't be so impersonal. I don't have pictures of the ones I made, but here's a tutorial. I actually tried two different syles, but that one was my favorite.

Very easy (and free) if you're looking for a quick project. You don't have to be good at sewing.

I also whipped up a quick case for my Kindle with part of my Amy Butler fabric stash. Oh how I love Amy Butler. But I digress... I made it from this tutorial, but didn't do the patchwork stuff. I did quilt it, but I just used two different fabrics (one for the outside and one for the lining) and some batting I had left over from another project.

I think the thing that keeps me from sewing more is the mess it makes. I hate dragging everything out and cutting it and sequestering myself in the guest room with my 50 year old sewing machine (not really exaggerating) whilst I coax it along.

But then I look at sewing blogs and they make me think I can do ANYTHING. :) (One of my failures is thinking I can do a lot more than I actually can.)

I mean look at these blogs and see if they don't make you want to sew something!

Lazy Gal Quilting


Sew, Mama, Sew!

i have to say...

Made by Rae (perhaps my favorite!)


Mary said...

I feel that I could have written this post. It's almost scary. I also excel at eating cookies, and have about 3 concurrent unfinished knitting projects, along with several half read books (though my kindle is NOT helping). Also, I tend to take on projects that are way beyond my current skill level, because I see them and think "awesome, I could totally do that", and I too love Amy Butler. However, I stink at sewing and never could have made that cute kindle case. Way to go girl!

Mercy's Maid said...

I love you, Mary!

The Kindle case was easy peasy. I threw it together really quickly. You could totally do it.