Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Sewing Lessons

In 7th grade home ec, my teacher made us memorize and label every part of the sewing machine. I wish that time would have been better spent learning to sew. Katherine caught the sewing bug. Bad. And has her own etsy shop now here. I think she has flawless taste and isn't charging enough yet, so get them while you can. We stayed with them a couple weeks ago and now I have the bug. Bad. We had both her machines out working one day and she taught me how to make adorable bags and this hot item these days:
In the meantime, this was the state of our offspring:
It was pretty late in the afternoon when I looked over and loved what I saw. Still in pj tops, no pants, licking the oreo crumbs around their mouths and watching some youtube.

Conveniently enough, we went and picked up my mother-in-law that night from the airport. My mother-in-law: the queen of sewing and pattern design. I'm not really into letting people relax when they come visit so it worked out nicely that she came right at the initation of my sewing addiction.

Like I said, she designs patterns so all I had to do was sketch out my ideas and she drew up the plans and knew exactly how much fabric to buy. Awesome. I wanted coordinating outfits for the girls that match but aren't exactly the same. All in all, we made four dresses, two pairs of pants and this ensemble:


This is my favorite outfit we did this week. And my favorite part came from the scraps--how cute is the headband?

And while we're on the subject of creating, a fellow med wife started up a new line of LDS greeting cards that are to die for. We had a get together at her home a few years ago and I couldn't leave that night because she and her husband had me laughing so hard. Her cute sense of humor comes right through and I think they are so clever.

12 comments:

Julie said...

I didn't realize how talented you are. What can you not do? :D And I'm totally with you on the sewing part. Now that I'm older, I wish I would have listened and studied all the parts of the sewing machine.

hayley said...

Way to go with the sewing!!! Cute, cute stuff, I love it! My grandma bought me a sewing machine a year ago and I have yet to get the bug! Keep your creativity flowing it is inspiring:)

Koryn said...

Can I get a matching cousin outfit for Whitney. These girls have to stick together. I love it all! How did you get so cool? Must be the gene pool.

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Tristie and Dax said...

SO CUTE! I am loving all the sewing bugs going around. Seems like everyone is digging on it. Well, time to get my stuff out, too. I love the outfits. Love 'em.

Amy Anson said...

way cute. The kids MUST coordinate! Way to go mamma!

Natalie said...

Wow-I'm impressed! Darling!

Erin said...

SO CUTE!!! I love those little outfits. Oh wow, I can't wait to see a pic of them both in them, matching.
Hilarious picture of the two girls glued to YouTube. Haha! I love the apron too. Way to go!

Nate and Kacie Bennett said...

Ashley, please make me some, or at least teach me how! I need to learn to sew.

cacrowell said...

What an adorable dress! Look at you ms. seamstress! Darling outfit. I felt like my sewing days were over after my honerary mention at the 4-H sewing contest--especially next to my younger sister who took placing! I decided maybe sewing wasn't for me, but maybe there's still hope?!

allegra said...

darling ash!

Aubrey said...

That is the cutest outfit ever!