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~Sew Something in November~

November 6, 2009

   One of my favourite blogs is Creative Little Daisy. She is one talented lady with posts on decorating and sewing. This month she encourages everyone to dust off their sewing machine and sew something this November. My love for sewing started when I was about 4 years and my mom taught me how to sew buttons onto fabric. I loved searching through her button jar and just sewing buttons onto scraps of fabric. I believed they were jewels! When I was 8 years old I began to design and sew dresses for my Barbie dolls. I draped fabric over the doll, pinned and then sewed the outfit by hand. It wasn't until I was about 10 that my mom finally let me use her machine. I do recall breaking mom's sewing machine from all the little things I made. I think it was then that my love affair with fabric began! I LOVE fabric stores. The colours, patterns and textures get the creative juices flowing. I even worked at one when my kids were little, but that was bad news. I spent all my pay cheques on fabric! I love to collect fabric - I have bins of fabric with the hope of making something one day.
    Using fabric is a great way to add warmth and colour to your home. I have made pillows for the sofa, bed, curtains, duvet covers, slipcovers, table runners, etc. You name I probably made it!
   One of my favourite fabric designers is Amy Butler. You can check out her amazing site here. I have made a few things with her fabric. They are so inspirational, maybe because I am child of the 70's and these fabrics remind me of that bygone era.
 One of my favourite projects was a baby quilt, crib bed skirt and pillow I made for my niece when she was born. I have photos on another computer and need to post them. But here are a few projects made with her fabric most recently....



* my daughter wanted me to mention that she was the lovely model!
Linking up to DIY Day at a Soft Place to Land

1 comment:

  1. @cheapchichome. You are right, Amy Butler has great fabrics! I am also joining up with Creative Little Daisy. Sewing machines: The unsung power tool :).

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