Monday, June 21, 2010

My first post!

Hello all!!
I'm excited about getting back into blogging :) I'm going to use this as a way to showcase everything I make. I think people who take time to create things on their own deserve to! As well as anything interesting that should occur in my life :) 
My latest venture has been sewing. Here is my new, awesome sewing machine!! Even though I've had many arguments with him about it...thank you again Dad Wells for it! 
After reading many reviews and talking to many people I decided on a Brother. Over time, other brands have lost their features that made them the best and others have became better in value.  I LOVE this machine and have had no problems with it thus far! After many practice runs and playing with the different stitching (it even has cute heart & floral stitches!) I've hemmed a few jeans and made some repairs. My first real project was a purse. Here it is!
The first day wearing it out I had many compliments. Literally over 3 in just a few hours time! The next day one girl even said it looked "couture." HAHA! I think she was going just for the idea that it is one of a kind and handmade :) Either way I am very proud that this is the first piece that I've made! 
My second was another purse out of an old yellow sheet. The first day wearing it my co-workers commented on it not knowing I made it :)
My next project will finally be clothing! I've purchased fabric from Jo-Anns at least 4-5 months ago that I'm determined to turn into a dress and probably skirt. We'll see how it goes :)

Another project that I am working on are plastic flowers. They were an idea given to me from my aunt. After seeing a sample flower she received, I googled it and fell in love! It was created by Anthropologie with the idea of making "green" decor. I LOVE this idea! I have many flowers already cut and shaped. I still have many more bottles to save and transform and am still trying to find the right paint...but once I do I'll post how it all went! :) 

My roommate Jamie & I  also have another small project in the works, but it's a secret ;) It shall be unveiled soon enough though! 

PS: You can check out some of my projects that I have created throughout the past years under the Completed Projects tab on the sidebar. As well as learn About Me :) 



DonnaD said...

Yay! I'm glad you thought the flower project was as cool as I did!! Can't wait to see what you do with them!!!

Aunt Donna

Blissful & Domestic said...

Just found your blog and I love it! Can't wait to see more cute things that you make:>