Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Hobby: Sewing

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to learn to sew. My mother, aunts, grandmother, and middle school home economics teacher each individually taught me at different points in my life, but it never seemed to stick.

I made a sweet (by sweet I mean awesome) teal skirt and reversible vest for myself when I was approximately nine years old(I will try and find a picture...), a drawstring gym bag in seventh grade home ec, and a super cute reversible beach bag in college. However, that is the extent of my sewing repertoire.

Now that I have my own home, I really want to learn so that I can make drapes, pillows, shower curtains, duvet covers, etc. Knowing this, my mom surprised me with a sewing machine for Christmas, and I am ecstatic! (Admission: Said sewing machine is still in the box for two reasons: (a) We are waiting for a sewing machine table from Target to arrive that is NOT broken. and (b) My Corporate Finance and Managerial Accounting courses I am taking this term are kicking my butt.)

That being said-- stay tuned for future creations via this beauty:

[My machine]

The desk is scheduled to arrive today, so tomorrow night, my husband and I are going to set up the new desk/sewing table in hopes that I can test it out this weekend. The machine is going in what was lovingly referred to as "the wedding room" (aka, extra bedroom used for storage). I decided that it's time to move on. The wedding was eight months ago. I am trying to think up a new name...craft room? sewing room?

Help me out here by giving suggestions below in the comments section. I am really stuck...


  1. Studio sounds much more creative and allows you to stock pile all sorts of inspirational materials for future projects.

  2. "Creative Design Studio" Good luck!

    I've enjoyed reading your blog, you inspired me to start one for Scotland Yard Antiques. It needs a lot of work, not real sure what I'm doing most of the time, but I guess I'll learn by trial and error. I'm the one who has the booth with the country french dinning set that's on the blog page. Good luck sewing!!


  3. I call it my Girl Cave (sort of like a Man Cave only better)

  4. I love all of these ideas! I think that Ryan will be glad to see the term "wedding room" go...

    Cheryl-- I am so glad that I inspired you! I have had a great time writing...and learning! I added your blog to the list of ones I follow.

  5. Yay, sewing ! I call mine a workroom but from now on I might just call it a funroom. I'm having a fabric giveaway soon, you could win some to make drapes with.....

  6. Thanks, Tammy! I am now following your blog. I can't wait for the giveaway!