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.