Thursday, January 12, 2012

First Date

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Today...I get my new sewing machine. I'm just going to warn you from here on out you will hopefully be seeing lots of sewing projects.

I always used to dread going into fabric stores with my mom. 
Not anymore. I guess deep down she did pass on her love of fabric.I know that she is SO excited and can't wait to see what I come up with.

I've been contemplating a sewing machine for quite some time. As our move to FL for a 
short 6 weeks approaches, I've decided I have to choose which craft stuff I will be toting along. Of course naturally you'd say ALL OF IT, but it won't fit and I won't stay organized. We have a small studio apartment and I don't feel right junking the thing up. Instead I'm gonna focus on learning something new that is more portable. 

I've been brainstorming projects and pinning things like crazy. I have high hopes and big ideas but these are semi long term goals.

I have been waiting for this all week and I'm ready for our first date. 


  1. I love that picture! I lusted over a sewing machine for like 2 months before buying mine, and then of course I received it like 2 weeks before our move! Now that we're settled, I need to open it! Yes... I havent even opened the box... :(

    See, you're inspiring me!

  2. This is so cool! Good luck with your new hobby. Sewing is so intimidating to me. :)

  3. Girl I just busted out my sewing machine last week and my hubby is gone tonight so I am going to practice!! Let's swap stories :-)

  4. so exciting! i would looooooooove to learn how!

  5. I've never used a sewing machine before. My mom & all the women back in the family used it.

  6. good luck!! i bought one a couple months ago to tackle my slipcover. wowza!!

    love your blog! new follower!


  7. I have been searching for a cheap sewing machine so I am super jealous of your new love affair with yours! Good Luck tackling it & getting creative :)

    love your adorable blog! new follower from Friday follows!

    xoxox ashlyn

  8. i just realized I'm not following you ---- weirddddddd.

  9. I've been wanting a sewing machine too! I saw a super cute project book at the Missouri Botanical Garden called "Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials" that made me want one. I love the scarf on the cover.

    I was thinking about getting a small, handheld one (About $15 at Walmart) but I wasn't sure if I would actually use it. I can't wait to see what you come up with!