Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Aaahh... Another Project

For some reason, I love taking on more than I can handle. Anyone else out there? I'm not content with the 7 loads of laundry, the endless need for vacuuming and mopping, the 3 meals a day to prepare and clean up after, the little children to supervise/bathe/read to/etc.

Oh no, that's not enough work for this little momma. I spent a good bit of March decluttering--a nice, useful project. I have a bit left to do, but instead of finishing it (or working in my neglected garden), I took on a sewing project! (or two or three)

Here is a picture of the little girl's purse I made which my 3-year-old LOVES. A friend of mine and I taught her 12-year-old to sew yesterday: skirts for her 1 1/2-year-old sister and my 3-year-old that match the purse (the 12-year-old took home material to make the purse at home, too). These were terrific starting projects--lots of little skills worked on, small enough to finish them, and the skirt, in particular, was very forgiving. I'm also in the middle of working on my kitchen window valances (I've lived in this house 3 1/2 years and am finally getting around to some long-planned window treatment/home improvement sewing). I'll post kitchen valance pictures when they're done.

Sewing with friends is a great way to hone your skills, fellowship, and do something for others! I have some cute gift ideas in mind for my own kids and their cousins for this coming Christmas. If I start now, they might be finished in time....

1 comment:

Julie Sanders said...

Adorable project, and bravo for taking time away from all of the "regular tasks" to enjoy a sweet one that also gave you time with friends and will be long remembered by her daughter. The laundry will still be there...