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{June 28, 2010}   Feelin’ Crafty!

It is 3 am and I can’t stop thinking about yarn and thread!

Two of my goals this year are:
1. Improve a skill
2. Learn a new skill

So, I am improving my mad knitting skillz and learning to sew. Why these two? Well, my mom taught me the first one and I’m jealous of how amazing her projects are becoming and as for sewing, there’s just too many things I’d like to make custom for my home and wardrobe. Besides, everyone should at least be able to hem up clothing.

Today is my beginning. I’ve been wanting to get the book Stitch ‘n’ Bitch for a long time and I got a bur in my butt and got it today. It is WONDERFUL!

Late this night to early morning I was teaching myself how to use my sewing machine I got over a year ago with the intention of taking lessons. This machine wasn’t like some piece of exercise equipment that was purchased with the best intentions only to become a coat rack. I really tried to get those classes! But, when I was signed up and ready to go we quite suddenly moved because Tony got a new job. Now…I know that doesn’t excuse the fact that I had that sewing machine for a year, but hey, life is hectic, no?

But tonight I learninated and created a knitting tote just for practice at threading the machine and such. I tore up an old skirt, found some ribbon, and walla! A very very sloppy tote bag for all my knitting stuff.

Like I said, this was just for practice with my machine. I am on mission tomorrow to find some cute fabric and make a real tote bag. But, just for giggles, I’ll let you see my frankenstein tote!

Now, I know some about sewing, such as measuring, pinning, cutting straight lines, etc. I ignored that on this barely functional tote because…well, it’s 3 am!

But rest assured! This is all the beginning of some very crafty handiwork!


Felicia says:

I like your Frankenstein tote!

Tony says:

hacks! you can’t have two primary tradeskills at once!

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