Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oh, Brother!

Okay, this is a big crafting event for me. Drum roll please....I got my first sewing machine!  
It's a Brother XL 2600i, a great sewing machine for beginners like me. It's weird saying beginner because I have been "sewing" for a long time, just not with a machine. I am so used to do everything by hand with embroidery that I am amazed at how fast the sewing machine is. The one part I am finding difficult is that I do not know the machine all that well yet. It takes practice! So, once I get the hang of my shiny new toy I will be making this:
Butterick Pattern 5474-I will be using the kitchen fabric from my previous post to make the pink apron shown above! Once I get one apron down I plan on making more for gifts...or for myself they are all so darn cute! I also want to make a cloth cover for my sewing machine, so that is yet another project to look out for!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Big Hart's

No, I did not spell "Hart" wrong. Hart's Fabric is a great place to go if you are tired of the same old fabric at JoAnn's, Hancock Fabrics etc. Hart's carries fabric by different artistsand they have a big selection. Yes, it is a bit more expensive, but in my opinion it's worth it!
It may not look like much from the outside, but check it out....
Row after row of fabric. (Photo's via Google Images)
Is this fabric not the cutest? I had to buy some! (Photo: Me)
I am not sure what I am going to make yet, but it will be fun trying to figure out my next project! (Photo: Me)
So stay tuned into the bait to see what I come up with!