My sewing has been 'so-so' lately.
After the Christmas-craft-show-chaos... I was giving the machine a breather.
But now I'm starting to miss my projects. I really want to get back to creating some upcycled and thrifty fashion pieces. I hope to make unique stuffed creatures to roam around our house for the kids (and me!). I also long to create colourful bunting to fill every room!
But for now, I've been doing a few necessities:
The above bird mobile for another custom nursery order.
(Available to 'locals' only due to the fragile nature of branches)
Some basic hemming and fixing up of fraying household linens.
Oh, and this curtain for our kitchen.
You know, since 'good curtains make good neighbours'... (translated: no more creepy kids staring at us from their bedroom all hours of the night!).
I was going to use muslin for this project... but the thought of having to sew four straight edges was enough to make me have a panic-attack, so I opted to go thrifting for a lace panel that I could just 'hem' the bottom edge with.
Laziness for the win!
This project also won me back to my sewing machine.
We had a bit of a 'falling out' after trying to get that burlap haversack sewn. I broke four needles on the canvas/burlap seams... FOUR! When you bust that many you just start to get this eye-twitch and compulsion to finish the project just to make all those needles feel like they didn't die in vain. Not to mention how many times the thread (and I) snapped!
It's not always a pretty sight around this nest when mama's sewing.
Guess I'd put the emphasis on seam-STRESS.
What projects have you been working on/dreaming about?
I'd love to hear them!