November 5, 2012
I cannot remember when I learned to sew, my earliest memories are sitting on my mother's or grandmother's lap at the sewing machine listing to it whirl. I am not a professional, I prefer the term "Sewing by the seat of her pants" sewer. I quilt and craft sew, most of the time. Mainly because, I do not like pattern tissue paper, but I have been stretching myself by sewing dresses for my dd w/o a pattern.
I have 2. Fanny my main machine is a Pfaff Tiptronic 2040 that I bought about 12 years ago. Second, is Babs she is a Brother with a lot of stitches, my hubby bought earlier this year so I would have a machine to teach my daughter-10 and son-8 how to sew and not tear up my good machine.
Rip-it or try to figure out how to make it work creatively. My then 3 y/o son put his creative vision into a baby quilt I was 1/2 way through quilting by cutting a nickel sized whole through the sandwich and several places in the backing......appliques did the trick, and made it more original. I still do way too much ripping.
Most recently would have to be the two dresses I made for my daughter w/o a pattern. All time, king sized Double Irish Chain Quit, which is connected with many memories of my grandmother. http://www.flickr.com/photos/myworldinphotos/8069271790/in/photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/myworldinphotos/8069255592/in/photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/myworldinphotos/6579265861/in/set-72157628808857207
Ooo, that is a hard one. Matching wrap dresses in silk for my dd and I. Or a king sized white space quilt.
I am a stay at home mom of three. Crafting is my drug of choice. I rarely keep what I make, maybe someday.