Look what a kind reader sent me (and this time it's not my grandma!) a sushi rolling mat and cook book. I guess she didn't approve of my dish towel rolling method. I think all the pieces are falling into place... I'm going to get this sushi thing! Thanks Amanda!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
sewing lessons, pattern testing, good readers
I've been doing two new and super fun things this month. I was asked to give some sewing lessons to a mom I know through Bee's preschool. I've helped friends complete projects before, but never sat down to teach someone the basics. She's been a great student, eager and excited to learn to sew. She inherited a super nice machine, so it's been fun to work with not only her, but her fancy machine! It was necessary to start at square one. We spent a good amount of time practicing sewing a strait line. Three hours later and she ended up with a really cute valance. She did 100% of the sewing. I don't know who was more proud. She just told me today that her daughter wants a heart shaped pillow. I see our next project!
Also, I asked Jessica at Happy Together if I could be a pattern tester for her. She sews the cutest things and loves to repurpose old clothing just like I do. Recently, she's gotten interested in selling her patterns. Before she can sell a pattern, she needs to work out all the kinks using pattern testers. That's where I come in. She sent me all the patterns and directions to make this super cute, mod tie shirt. I don't think I can share a picture of it yet, but it's a cute pattern and makes a fun shirt. I can't wait to show it off. Here's a sneak peak. It's waiting for a little body to try it on when she wakes up.