Thursday, October 7, 2010

All I want for Christmas…

So I have been thinking that I really want a sewing machine for Christmas. There are all these great blogs out there that have tutorials for some fantastic projects and I really want to try them out. However there is one small problem: I DON”T KNOW HOW TO SEW!

My grandmother worked for Singer. She was a career woman before anyone knew what a career woman was. I don’t know exactly what her job was, but she traveled all over the world for Singer. Needless to say, she was a fantastic sewer. Even after retiring from Singer, she worked at the local community college teaching sewing classes. She continued to teach pretty much up until she passed away. I had the luxury of going with her to her classes a few times, and we made a skirt. In some way, I think she would love to see me sew. And who knows, maybe the sewing gene has been passed onto me.

So when I go see Santa in a few weeks, I will be asking for a Sewing Machine. I am using up all of my self control to not buy one for myself and allow Santa to bring me one. Assuming I am on the nice list! (He-he-he)

To help me with my self-control, I thought it would be fun to post occasionally some of the projects I want to make once I have my sewing machine and actually figure it out.

Here is one of them:

This is a fold up car caddy from Homemade by Jill. It probably won’t be my first project, cause it looks a little hard, but my boys would definitely like it!


This is a dinosaur play-mat, from the folks at Serving Pink Lemonade. This is probably a little more my speed since the only real sewing is the edging. I am thinking I could make one for farm animals, as well as roads (there is a tutorial for the roads there too)


When I stumble upon more I will be sure to post!


  1. i have a broken one and while i could sew alittle I always say i can't because my lines are not straight and it looks like a 2 year old made it :) hehehe

    hope you get your sewing machine! :)

  2. That is what I am afraid of. I worry I don't have the attention span/attention to detail to actually make something look good.
    We'll see. I envision a major weekly post about my adventures in novice sewing.

  3. I hope that you get your sewing machine and make those special projects for your boys.

    The 2 mentioned above are super cool.

  4. Thanks Maria! I hope I can figure it out, and that I get it! I have already been talking to "Santa" about it.