Archive for May, 2011

Sewing 101

Since February, I’ve had a notion that I’m going to learn to sew. In the end, I’d like to be able to create simple dresses and skirts that are unique to me, both in style and fabric. While taking on new hobbies are often associated with start up costs, I was pretty lucky in that I not only already had a sewing kit, but also a sewing machine (thanks mom!).

Last month, without any sort of direction or knowledge (other than what my mom had shown me), I made a pillow. I was pretty pleased with myself, but this past weekend, I took my first of 6 sewing classes. Each class is about 7 hours on a Saturday and spread out over 3 months. By the time I finish my 6th class, I *should* be able to sew dresses from patterns. Fingers crossed.

I don’t need to be on Project Runway and that is in no way a goal of mine, but I would like to be able to make a dress from scratch, wear it proudly, and have the satisfaction that I made it. A few compliments here and there wouldn’t hurt either, but that’s at least 4 months away. Rewind to Saturday when I made this handy little tote…

And what’s that inside? Next week’s project? Looks like I’ll be the proud owner of Pac-Man themed PJ pants after next Saturday. Yay!

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Moustache May

In truth, I don’t like facial hair. Stubble is nice, but ‘taches and beards just never did it for me. BUT, for whatever reason, I do enjoy social sites that celebrate facial hair (i.e. Whiskerino, Moustache May).

Of course I don’t have a ‘tache, but lady friends can still participate offering up tributes to other participants or even their own funny photos. I took this one yesterday. I think I’m hilarious and a few other ‘taches did too.

Don’t worry mom, I don’t smoke and I’m not really sans clothing.

Any one else I know participating in Moustache May?

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