Friday, March 13, 2009

I Can Sew Cute Stuff!!

It is known within my household that the sewing machine and I should not be left alone......we fight.......I curse.......the machine malfunctions.......it is never pretty......
But then one day (this past week) we made peace:
Nieces and friends were in in need of birthday presents.

Maya takes credit for all the wee animal faces......we had a hard time making them look happy!!

Yes there are some imperfections in my machine sewing but hey....nothing broke and I remained calm...that's the important thing!



It has to be said that I had a major helping hand with this super user-friendly sewing book (discovered when reading this post of Kat's)
......when it comes to needle and thread I need it all spelled out in the most simple terminology.......I literally haven't a clue.....but after this positive experience I can almost imagine a sewing corner filled with beautiful fabric like this one

9 comments:

Journeying Five said...

it is definately cute, i am glad that you and your machine made peace long enough to get some crafting done!

kat coyle said...

well done! felix will be after me if I show him what you and Maya have made. l love the cute faces, even if they're not smiling!

Beth Armstrong said...

Wow, Molly is going to adore her new pencil case, it's so cute and so personalised. I don't think there will be any doubt in anyone's mind that this pencil case belongs to Molly! Thank you so much Gudrun and Maya - I think you guys should join forces more often on the sewing machine after seeing these little gems.

ladybug-zen said...

good for you! what sweet little pretties you've made. i love the animal faces.

Cirilia said...

So cute!! Reminds me of my first embroidery project, a little pillow with a puppy on it. I concentrated so hard that it read "RUPPY," whoops.

I'm the same with my machine...it hates me right back! I do love Japanese sewing magazines/books...they don't overwhelm you with information, just lots of simple and lovely inspiration/illustration!

Lise said...

Cute stuff :)

marit said...

Well done! Really cute stuff- and sewing can be so much fun!

Hilary said...

Oh my goodness, how cute are those?! You and your sewing machine have made peace indeed!

cutie cupcake said...

that is the cutest bag and pencil pouch i have ever seen! Keep up the cute work!