Saturday, September 20, 2008

Another new blog!

The new blog replaces the other new blog I just started. LOL So if you want to go to my "OLD NEW" blog to find out why I started a "NEW NEW" blog, you can read my post at:

CoffeeBean's Corner

and then put my (final? it better be!) new blog in your Bloglines or whatever you use:

Eileen's Blog (I decided not to spend the time thinking of a catchy title, what can I say).

Hope to see you there! Please leave me a comment if you visit!

Monday, August 25, 2008

My new home!

I started my new blog. Come visit me at CoffeeBean's Corner!

It's going to take me awhile to get things just the way I want them but I hope you will come and say hi. Please comment here or there and let me know if you stopped by!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Not giving up

I'm not going to totally give up on sewing. I am trying to get motivated once again. I made the girls matching pillowcases:

I am still such a novice. First I cut out the material the wrong way and I couldn't sew a straight line very well, but they fit the pillows (although the small one is a little tight, next time I will make it just a big bigger) so it's a start.

I don't know if anyone will even read this (I'm thinking no one will) but if you are, please comment and say hi!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

It's not going sew well!!! :-)

My sewing interest sort of fizzled! It's just so hard when the sewing machine is not sitting out where I have easy access to it. I did get it set up, but in the basement. Someday I will make a sewing nook upstairs and hopefully do more sewing.

I did sew a sundress for my younger daughter about 2 months ago, but haven't done the buttons and buttonholes yet! So it's been sitting like that all summer. It's a tad tight in the chest area anyway. So maybe some other little girl can wear it someday.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

And SEW it Begins

Welcome to my sewing journal!

I learned to sew about 8 (?) years ago. I bought a reconditioned sewing machine (a Husky by Viking) and took a class. I made myself a few jumpers, they didn't fit that great, but not bad for a beginner. We won't talk about the big hole I made in the lining of the corduroy jumper I made (I tried to iron it, DUH!, and it melted, LOL). It was on the inside, I sewed a patch on it, no one was the wiser, but it bugged me. I made myself a denim skirt which didn't turn out too bad. I also made myself some summer t-shirt dresses which I wore quite a bit. I took a class on making cardigans out of sweatshirts and made myself 2 of those.

I made some clothes for Ben (he was about 9 years old at the time!). I made him some knit t-shirts, those turned out really cute. I also made him a pair of bib shortalls which also turned out pretty cute. I tried my hand at a pair of knit shorts for him which ended up looking like a skirt so I decided to stick to t-shirts. :-) I also made him a Christmas vest (oh man he wouldn't be caught dead in something like that now!) I made a fleece pullover for him and in my notes about it I wrote "Turned out okay but definitely looks homemade" :-) I also wrote "never make this again!" I think it was just a pain to make. Okay I'm looking over my old sewing notes some more and I see I made him a pair of black twill pants. I don't even remember that! I also made him a sweatshirt which turned out really cute. Most of what I made him came from the Kwik Sew Sewing for Children book.

I also made a ton of "house pants" for myself, my husband and son, and my sisters. They were just pants to lounge around the house in, made out of flannel. I made a few Christmas table runners, some pocket tissue holders for gifts, a remote control holder for my FIL as a birthday gift, and maybe one or two other things. After a year or two I guess I lost interest and stopped sewing for the most part. My machine got quite dusty and dirty, and I sold all the material I had stashed (not a lot) in a garage sale.

But NOW that I have 2 little girls, I am really excited to start sewing again. I took my machine in to be cleaned and oiled, got it back on Friday, and yesterday I made this for Lindsey...

...a dress made out of a pillowcase! It was so easy! I got the instructions here at Rostichery.

I'm not sure how often I'll get a chance to sew or post, but I will post pictures of what I've made when I can. I would love to link to your sewing blog if you have one! I'm especially interested in meeting other beginner sew-ers. Leave me a comment and say hi!