Thursday, November 18, 2010

Things I'd like to do [better] and what I'm going to do about it:

Sewing.

Getting out the sewing machine really intimidates me. Sharp needles, whirring parts, the challenge of going in a straight line. Holy moly. Not a good combination of factors for me.

I have a few friends that are super talented seamstresses [see here and here]and they're inspiring me to at least break out the machine and practice a bit.

Especially since I have a project that I'd like to do. And I don't want to mess it up.

Several years ago my mom gave me a few yards of this gorgeous antique cream fabric. I love it. So much that I have never had the nerve to turn it into something. I break it out of the drawer every couple months and pet it lovingly. Yes, I do that with inanimate objects. Strange, I know.

Anyway, at long last, this lovely fabric has a purpose. I'm going to make curtains for Baby J's room.

But I really need to practice first!

So here's the project:

Originally I was going to buy a super cute camera bag on etsy but they're expensive and the last thing I need to be doing is toting around another bag when I'll already be dragging the bambino, purse, and a diaper bag around. Somedays I think I would like to have eight arms. But that is not to be.

So, I decided that a camera strap cover [with a fun fabric pattern] and a built in pocket for holding extra memory cards [which I always seem to forget at home] would be a good elementary sewing project. And, if I'm feeling really frisky, I'll make a matching fabric bag that is somehow waterproof and washable that I'll be able to sling into the diaper bag. I haven't quite worked out the engineering on that, yet.

Ready, set, go.