Holy crap - I made this! (Yes, I'm patting myself on the back.) I fancy myself a clever person, I can do crafts. I'm a pro with a glue gun, scissors, and clay but sewing is something I rarely do. I'm self taught and sometimes I get confused. This week though, I had to dust off the sewing machine. My Miss M is heading out on a youth trip for our church on Monday and needed a smallish bag to hold little treasures like her money and camera. We looked in stores but couldn't find much so I got creative. I even designed my own pattern. She loves it. I love it. It's the GOOD from the week. I failed to take photos while making it but plan to make another one soon and if you're interested I'll do a tutorial on it. If I can sew, SEW can you. (Yes, laugh. That was a cheesy play on words)
Good-bye My Love
I went two months - TWO MONTHS - without a coke and this week I caved. Someone asked me how long I plan to go without soda, like was this a lifetime commitment. Honestly, I hadn't thought about that. I was just trying to go a day at a time. And, I did good. I just stumbled this week. I read something about you don't have to be perfect, just be better today than you were yesterday. So, with that advice tucked away and the knowledge that I did make it two months once, I will try, try again.
Since the sewing machine has been unearthed and is sitting in my living room it has piqued the interested of two little 10 year old girls. They are out of school now and are already bored. They want to push the pedal and make lovely creations. So, we started a basics sewing class. Let's face it, the basics are all I really know anyway. I had a special "mom & me" date with one of them (the other was off with friends) and we went to look at patterns and fabrics. She chose these monsters by McCalls they are ugly little creatures but are kind of fun to make. The parts; legs, arms, ears, etc... are all interchangeable pattern pieces so the girls have been able to customize their creatures. We are still mid-process but so far, these ugly little things are coming together.
So, that's my week - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly! I wonder what next week will bring?!