Hello, hello! So, I guess it’s my turn now.
I’m Laura and I too have a little problem with fabric...and all things sewing-hoarding. It really doesn’t help that my wonderful husband of almost 19 years enables me, lol! I sometimes feel like that red-headed mermaid:
“I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty
I've got who's-its and what's-its galore
You want thing-a-mabobs?
I've got twenty…”
And so it goes - fabric, rulers, scissors, rotary cutters. And machines! Don’t forget the machines-I’ve got almost every one available, haha!! Do I use them? I try, I really do! The fun is in the journey, of course! ;)
I always say I am just a mom, but we all know that’s not right. I’m a wife of almost 19 years and a mother of two teenage boys-the older one will be a senior in high school in a few short days.
I feel most at home in the kitchen or my sewing room, both are my happy places!
The very first thing I remember sewing was clothes for my brother’s Ewok toy. I must have been 9 or 10 at the time and made countless clothes for all of our toys, lol! I am old enough that we had home ec in junior high. Why do the classes all seem to make aprons? I made mine in camo fabric (I bought the wrong thread and sadly, you should not sew with buttonhole thread! First of many well-learned lessons…) My mom still has my apron, so every few years I am able to visit my first machine-made project.
In my late teens and early twenties most of my wardrobe was self-made and I LOVED it! Over the years I have made clothing, pillows, bedding, drapes, bags...you name it, I’ve made it-I even made my prom dress in high school! When my boys were little, I sewed tons of shorts and pants for them. As they grew older, they wanted less and less mommy-made, but the older one is very hard to fit and will let me make lounge pants now. :)
I’m super excited to begin my journey helping to promote Mabel Madison fabrics and hope you’ll come along for the ride! I love sewing with free patterns and tutorials (I’ll have one of those for you later this week!), so I hope to share a lot of those (along with paid patterns, of course) made with Mabel Madison fabrics this week (and beyond), and that means...more fabric!!
Chambray-Pin Dots | Happy Little Bus-Grey-Stenzo Jersey Knit | Simply Floral-Pink-Stenzo Corduroy | Birds on a Wire-Purple-Stenzo Poplin
This week, in addition to my surprise pack, I’m going to share a few projects made from some great Stenzo prints. I enjoy the easy care of these fabrics and the fact that they are all around 60” wide means that I get even more out of each yard! And we all know what that means--more fabric! ;)