I hope you didn't think that I gave up on sewing.
I have not ended up sewing every day and I probably need to give Jacquie's machine back but I have enjoyed experimenting with several different things and I feel like I can sew now and hopefully I'll keep on learning and trying.
If I could only get my hands on a Bernina machine without paying a small fortune . . .
So for my first fabric on fabric project (vs. sewing on paper) I followed this tutorial for reverse applique.
I cleaned out David's onesie bin and weeded out the stained ones and ones that had seen better days and figured that I could practice on those with minimal risk. Jacquie was also nice enough to send me home with some fabric scraps.
I paired fabrics with onesies and got busy.
The part where you cut through the knit but not through the fabric underneath was a tiny bit unnerving . . .
Whew! I did it!
While it's by no means the most perfect "D" ever, I was plenty pleased with it for a first attempt!
And here's my little guy modeling his new duds made by his mama! Such fun! I dreamed of sewing for my kids one day and now I have.
Have you done anything creative or crafty lately or followed a dream?