Sunday, August 29, 2010
We have needed curtains in our bathroom since we moved in, but I refused to buy any and didn't take the time to make them. (For clarification the window is one of those you can't see through.) Over the summer I decided that I was going to make the curtains one of my summer projects. It took me forever to find the fabric that I wanted. I looked everywhere. I decided to check out Etsy.com and it became my new addiction. I spent countless hours looking at "stuff." I did find the perfect fabric and ordered it weeks before school started. It sat in the sewing room for weeks. Yesterday I had a fun filled day. I worked on Sarah Kayte's birthday gift, but that didn't turn out so well. I then went to Sarah Kayte's first birthday party...with NO gift. Then I came home and finished all my school stuff for the weekend. I then decided that I was going to make the bathroom curtains. I started about 8:30. I went to bed at 11:30ish and decided to finish today. After church, I convinced my sweet husband to take me to Alabaster to get a curtain rod. I worked on them for a couple of hours this afternoon and we just hung them. I love them! I will admit they aren't perfect, but I've come to the conclusion that you can't be a perfectionist while sewing. So, here are my bathroom curtains.
Friday, August 6, 2010
So, a friend of mine thought that I was perfectly capable of completing my first "real" project on the embroidery machine. Oh, I was so nervous. I only have three fonts on my machine that you can use the keypad and of course they are not very fun fonts. I searched for hours last night for fonts and a program to help me put letters together to spell a name. I really had no idea (and I still don't) what I was doing. I wasn't comfortable with the font that a practiced with so I settled for a flower with an "R" in the middle. I practiced on several pieces of fabric before I finally prepared the dress on the machine and hit the start button. It is not perfect, but I'm not sure what I did wrong. This is what I came up with...
If anyone has any tips for using an embroidery machine, classes you can take, programs to use, websites, etc. I would appreciate the help.