Saturday, March 20, 2010

There's something in the air...

I'm not sure what it is but i am feeling awfully crafty lately! I'm sure it started when i got my sewing machine for Christmas, and it has just escalated from there! I love this sewing machine- not only is it easy to use but it has so many cool gadgets! my absolute favorite part- automatic bobbin threader! i always hate threading the bobbin (the thread underneath) on my mom's machine, but mine does it for you, no sweat! LOVE IT! not to mention there are tons of neat stitches and thread cutters all over the place! because of this new toy, i've been finding all sorts of things that i want to make! combine my new sewing hobby with my old scrapbooking love...and you've got a lot of projects on the brain!

1)i found this bag online and it is at the top of my "things to make list"! it's just cute and easy and if i'm brave enough, i'm going to try my own twist!

2) i'm really loving this! i don't know what i'm going to do with it yet, but i just want to make it! maybe a memory book or birthday gift for someone special!! we'll see what and if this materializes!

3) we are making this for our relief society activity this coming week! the supplies are all gathered, everything is almost all set and i'm excited to see how they turn out!!

4)this bag is a work in progress right now, the first one Simply Legendary! my neighbor Betsy gave me the pattern and i have the fabric cut out and everything ready to go...but i have not gotten the fleece yet, so this project is on hold! hopefully one of these days i remember to pick some up! mine will have a turquoise and brown paisley fabric on the front and a brown fabric for the lining and straps, and i'm thinking of putting either felt or organza flowers on the front...we'll see!

5)i have aspirations to do this to one of my shirts, but i'm not yet sure how i will go about doing it...i would need to find another shirt to match or go out and buy two new ones, so i've yet to decide which i will do!
Needless to say there are a lot of things that i'm thinking of doing and i'm having trouble deciding which i'd like to do first! i don't know what i'm going to do with all of these crafty thing floating around in my mind, but i think the best idea is just to get started!


Becca and Kent said...

Oh how fun! I just got a sewing machine, too-I wish we could sew together! I like to think of project ideas while I nurse Nicholas, and I have a ton of good ideas, but so far they're just ideas. I think I need someone else to be my motivation. ;D

Betsy said...

Jes, I'm dying to see how the bag turns out. Get the fleece at Walmart -- it's thicker and half the price of the other places. Happy Sewing! Can't wait to see the results!

jesikalo said...

well Becca, i can be your motivation but not your conscience! so i hope that works out for you- i can only do so much! :) dang, i miss you, i need to come to Texas!!
Betsy, thanks for the tip! if all goes well, i might just stop by tomorrow after school and get some!

The Tibbitts said...

I am so jealous-I want a sewing machine so bad! I think all of your ideas are super cute, but the best way I know to turn ideas into reality is to pick one and work on it until it is finished (it is a lot easier said than done). I wish you luck and can't wait to see the finished products!