Wednesday, June 8, 2011

sewing class

firstly, as anyone may have noticed, my pregnancy-induced sewing slump has not improved one bit. in fact, some days the thought of sewing makes me want to puke. strange, i know. i've also stopped blogging about or reading other blogs about sewing, fabric, etc. i know there are tons of new fabrics on the market in the wake of quilt market, fabrics i was hotly anticipating just a month or so ago. right now i could care less. completely, creatively apathetic. whether this will stay or go is hard to say. this blog may be dying a slow death. i have no false notions that anyone will miss it particularly much, but i thank all who have participated along the way. i'll leave it up in case anyone wants to reference my four sq tute and so i can keep my sewing links organized, should i ever want to look at them again.

for now, this little life growing inside me is taking up all my energy, creative or otherwise. i am okay with that.

BUT . . .

somebodies besides me have been sewing. today my girls had their first sewing class with kelly hendrickson (create your own joy). i was very impressed. i only took a few photos with my phone while at her house/studio, but i intend on taking some more next week at their next class.

kelly's entryway to her home is a boutique of items she's made to sell and her entire front room is a huge sewing classroom, with lots of fun fabrics and pretty touches everywhere. my sister, marcee, told me kelly had sewing machines for her students to use. she didn't tell me they were viking sapphires (really nice, expensive machines probably ten times more costly than my sweet little project runway). obviously kelly likes nice stuff and is serious about sewing. she must also be a very patient teacher to entrust her machines to 8 year olds.

i dropped the girls off knowing they would start with making a pillowcase, everyone's first time project. when i returned two hours later, they were done with the cases and working on headbands. i arrived a bit early, so i sat in the corner and watched everyone bustling about. sitting there listening to the hum or the machines and eyeing all kelly's wonderful projects made me want to go home and sew something for the first time in weeks. alas, the desire did not last.

here's a look at my 8 year old's two projects, completed today:

the flower is on a removable clip so that it may be worn separately

looks like she was in a "blue period" mood with her fabric selection today. not bad output for her first class. next week she gets to move on to an apron, which is right up her alley! only this one will be fully finished. i'm hoping she decides to hem her other two aprons once she makes one in class. i'm more than happy to set her up on my machine.

yay for sewing class!


  1. I've been wondering how you are doing! Sorry that you are in a sewing slump. I actually really caught the sewing bug towards the end of my pregnancy with Haden. I was on modified bedrest and unable to do much but I could sit at the sewing machine. I started making bibs and burp cloths and then sewed little bird pillows to put in the girls' easter baskets. that's what started it all. Maybe once you get towards the end you'll feel like getting back into it.
    That sewing class is excellent! And thanks for the idea to let the girls sew their own pillowcases! I was going to make some for them to color but now they will sew their own! Yay!

  2. your daughters are making pillowcases and im taking them apart!!! Ive decided to make M pillowcase dresses for her birthday!!! :) I hope you snap out of it when we get back home! I was looking forward to inviting myself over and sewing with ya! ;)

  3. Wish we had such a wonderful summer class as your little sewing class. How fun!


a kind word is always appreciated. thank you for your visit.