Tuesday, November 5, 2013

And She's Off and Running

I'm not even going to apologize for being late.  It is what it is.  I'm here now and healthy.  So let's get it on!  Day one of the new month, I went to my painting session and did two small paintings and was invited to a BBQ evening dinner.  Saturday I helped friends with their BBQ business at the Persimmon Festival.  Sunday, I had the second sewing session with a young lady.  I'm teaching her how to sew.  She was so excited afterwards that she started making doll clothes with scraps I had left for her.  I believe we have a new sewer in the house.

First cut.
Second cut.
We had to go to the fabric store because mom forgot to get a pattern.  No biggie, we all went and I showed them both how to go through the pattern books, find a pattern in the drawers, and the basic fabric layout of the store.  We got back and I showed her again, where to find measurements for her size and which size to cut out.  We went over the info on the pattern instructions and read them.  I showed her how to lay out pattern pieces and she pinned.  We talked about straight of grain and bias.  We did the first step to making the pajama bottoms and then I cut out a square for her to make her very first pincushion. You can never have enough.  She sewed that and turned it right side out.  She was so tickled that she had made something. That was what I wanted to see.  A smile of satisfaction and joy.  I really do think she's hooked.

Here's how crazy I am.  I booked another craft fair at the end of the month.  So along with NANO, I will be making lots of Halloween holiday things, painting, and who knows what else.  I guess you'll have to keep checking in to see what antics I get myself into.



Maya said...

Gogo WendyGadget! You are a rockin' machine. It's so awesome to see an interest (or craft or work) you have click and begin to grow into something amazing for someone else. Yay for new seamstress! And yay for off and running!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Thanks Maya! I'm getting into steamroller mode. :D

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