Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sew Sew Sew!

One of my goals this year is to learn how to sew. I'm not planning on making all of my clothes or anything, but I'd love to be able to whip out some curtains and pillows. A few weeks ago my mom brought me this.

And last night she gave me my first lesson.

I learned how to thread it (I think), how to get started, and how not to let the straight pin heads get in the foot.

I learned that even if the belt looks like this

it will still sew!

And I made this!

It's.....a square of fabric!

Actually, it's a mini curtain panel. I hemmed it on four sides, and then made a rod pocket at the top and a cuffed hem on the bottom. And it looks pretty swell!

It can also be used as a cat dress/cape (if it's a boy cat).

They even fought over it!

Now I just have to make this about 500 times bigger.

We also got the office in workable condition last night. Including lights!

We still need to make curtains and hang up all the art. Plus there's the matter of new bookshelves, tv stand, computer/printer storage, and something for seating. But that will all be long term.

I also added the new plates to the collage. It keeps growing and growing.