Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Hello Lover

Have you missed me?

I've seen you trying to be coy, glancing my way every time I walk into the basement. I try not to look. "I don't have time for you, I'm not good enough for you!" are my thoughts as I force myself to think about what to make for dinner.

But you finally won me over. What are people going to think?
They are going to think I am nuts, that's what. I am a craft sewer I would call it. I do great straight lines. Throw in a sleeve or a buttonhole and I'm helpless. It's Mr. Bryan's fault from 7th grade. I was too busy putting on lip gloss during Home Ec in case I saw him at our lockers afterwards to worry about learning to sew. And I was too impatient with my grandmother to stop and learn from her. I regret that.

Bib and burp cloth set I made for Miss Lauren

No cats here, just call me the Crazy Burp Cloth Lady. Who are they for you ask? I have no clue. But aren't they cute? I just went nuts with some fabric I had lying around...which leads to another problem...

I L.O.V.E fabric. I get this from my grandmother - but my heart just races when I see bolt after bold of cute fabric. Kj introduced me to a very dangerous shop and now I am in trouble.
"What is this fabric for Kristen?" you ask. I have NO IDEA. But I loved the blue so much I kept thinking about it all night and went back and got 3 yards of it. And it was on sale!

Right now I'm thinking a cute dress for Lauren next summer with some big fat polka dot ruffles.


MORE? Yes, more!!! Again..no idea what I'm using it for, but isn't it darling?

And on a side note, my foot pedal for my machine is now being used as Speed Racer's jump ramp. I knew I shouldn't have brought this bad habit upstairs.

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11 comments:

Heidi Totten said...

Oooh, what's the name of the shop?!

Keysha said...

Great fabric! My sewing machine is collecting dust in the top of Carsen's closet...

I need to learn to sew. That is what is keeping me away. I took home ec, but I was too impatient with my mom to learn to sew. (regrets).

SCRAPPNMOM said...

Oh so pretty! It reminds me of scrapbook paper which I LOVE and collect way too much of, even though I have switched to digital scrapbooking. You could make a very cute sun dress out of that.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I too get that giddy feeling around fabric. I cant really sew but I do try. I find myself doing it the nester way...Thanks for letting us take a peep at your goodies. Wish I had a little one to buy burp cloths for. maybe one day! Susie H

Tiffany said...

I love me some fabric. And, I am a Cali girl who lived in St. George for 3 years, so your id made me laugh!

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Heidi and Judd said...

Sooo cute!! I love those!! Your so funny, at least Dan can sleep at night knowing who your other "lover" is!

Kari said...

I want that fabric!! I too don't know what I would do with it. But just seeing it sit in the pile with my other "what should I do with it" fabric would make me happy. I'm drooling!!

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Heather said...

I LOVE fabric too. I sew when I have the time, but I go to the fabric store and walk out with yards of goodness, bring it home and lovingly arrange it. I have a problem.

Kitty said...

Pretty Kristen,
Did I ever tell you that I got a sewing machine instead of drivers ed. Do you remember how old I was when I finally got my drivers license? Anyhow, my sister broke it a few years ago and it is beyond repair. How sad. So, my Dan is hoping to talk my family into getting my one for my birthday. I am so envious of your project time and your pretty fabric. Maybe someday we'll live in the same place and we can do art projects together. I don't like the word craft so I replace it with art. Love you.

Chris said...

You know what? I love fabric too, but I'm just so intimidated by it! You keep sewing, and I'll just copy all your straight lines! :-)