I ripped the face off that corduroy monkey and decided I'd switch to my old stand-by, fleece. Fleece IS my friend. We've spent many hours together, fleece & I. Did I feel like a failure? Yes, but when you're in the "sewing zone", you gotta make somethin' happen. Here's what happened:
Then I decided she needed a sundress, you know, 'cause it's winter & all, but who cares, right? Too bad I accidentally sewed one side together wrong while using one of those fancy stitches that eats up lots of thread & hundreds of stitches *doh* I blame that on Youtube & ABC's new "V" series (love that show!)
Ever made a fabric flower? I got all fancy and made my first fabric flower. Easy! *side note - do you have trouble with pins from Wal-mart being dull?? Mine new ones were dull, needles & pins both. Trying to shove that dull needle through all those gathers was not fun. Matter of fact my old scissors were dull too. I was thinking of getting a new pair, but I'm feeling rather cheap. I saw this nifty looking ceramic sharpener at Wal-mart for about $8 then thought, *phfft* Please! I have ceramic at home! Once I got home, I tried scraping the blades along the bottom of a mug. You can probably guess how that turned out. So I have a new monkey, but not the coveted corduroy monkey I wanted (I need some corduroy sewing tips!!) I decided to name her Mimsy. Here she is:
Doesn't she look like a Mimsy?? : P Here she is, being cheeky...
then she fell,
...but she did it with grace & a smile : ) Does anyone have any experience with or tips for sewing with this pretty