Hello, friends. I was thinking the other day how grateful I am that my mother took the time out of many of her days to show me how to sew. I remember the first "big" project that I made -- a yellow & blue flowered short sleeved shirt. There were no buttons & there was nothing too complicated about the pattern (probably 4 pieces all told), but there was some trim around the neck and sleeves. I wore it with extreme pride! I think I was 10 years old, maybe 11.
Knowing how to sew came in extremely handy the other day when I felt compelled to produce a baby gift for a family member on rather short notice. A few basic search inquiries led me to a couple of good sewing patterns which I sort of merged together to make my own set of baby bibs. A healthy fabric stash is also helpful in instances such as these! Here's what I came up with:
I have been thinking about new ways to use my handwoven fabrics. With the holiday gift-giving season less than (gasp!) six months away, those of us who embrace "handmade" can never really start thinking too soon about these things. I've been doodling and sketching while waiting for our son, Andrew, to finish his 9 holes at the golf course. Here's a teaser:
Can you guess at what these are? I can't wait for the postman to deliver them!