Saturday, August 7, 2010

Learning to sew

My goal for the summer was to make friends with my sewing machine before the end of August. A week or so ago, I realized I'd yet to make any progress. This made me sad and a little disappointed in myself. Then, about 10 minutes later, I stumbled across this link on FunkyFinds. What is it?, you may ask. Well, friends, it's an online sewing class. Yay!

The fun starts Tuesday, so if you're a novice like me who would like to improve her skills, then sign up. We can be sewing buddies.

I will post pictures of my projects, so be on the look out. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this photo (posted a while ago, too) of my most recently completed sewing project, which may or may not be from 2008:

Jeez, someone give that monkey a sandwich and remove his gag. The world needs more sock monkeys such as those made by the wonderful FriedOkra. Clearly I'm not there yet.

8 comments:

Rose said...

Your little monkey is adorable! I love his big long tail. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

Adrian said...

That is the cutest little nose I've ever seen :)
Freckled Nest is awesome, you'll learn all sorts of good stuff!

Heather said...

Im getting closer with my sewing machine, but I'd love to learn to really sew. especially clothes. I found some awesome vintage patterns at an estate sale recently and would love to be able to bring them to life...

Sweet Tea said...

One can never have too many Sock Monkeys! Keep goin', you'll get there!!
See you next week!

Anonymous said...

I like the sock fellow!

Robin Thomas said...

Good for you. I broke out the ol machine this last weekend to sew some valances. I had not done any real sewing in a while. It felt so good. Enjoy, Brigid. It is so great to expand your skills!

mangocheeks said...

I loved and appreciated this blog entry of yours, as it has reminded me to get reaquianted with my sewing machine which has been sitting in one of the cupboards since I moved into this flat. That was 2006. Thank you soooooo much for the link too. Off to check it out.

Loving the sock monkey. I want one.

momof3girls said...

oh I can't wait to see your creations!

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