Happy Thursday! Remember a few days ago I mentioned my favorite Christmas present, one that I would probably break before I figured it out? Some of you correctly guessed this:
I am so excited about this sewing machine, but also so stinkin' intimidated. It's a Janome, which I guess is good, right? My husband, bless his heart, did lots of research to make sure I had something that would last for years and years. Like I said, if I don't break it first.
My first test was to create a little mattress for this baby bed. Nina has been really into "taking care of babies" lately, so when I saw this frame (at Goodwill, can you believe it?) I snapped it up for her.
So far, all I can manage is to sew a straight line. I made a little mattress and pillow, stuffed with some poly-fill. It doesn't look too bad to a two-year-old, but it certainly will win no prizes for neatness or skill!
Too bad Nina's baby doll doesn't fit in the bed. Oh well, like I said, we don't need perfection!
Anyway, here's my request. If you have any favorite blogs or websites that you visit, ones that have easy tutorials for sewing beginners like me, would you pass them along? I just need ideas, but I also need some people to hold my hand!
Thank you in advance for humoring a girl who is way out of her league!