I started sewing when I was 7. Mom knew how badly I wanted to learn and enrolled me in a little “class” where learned to sew by hand. When I was 10 mom bought me a kids “teach yourself to sew” course and taught me how to use her old Kennemore. That made it official – I loved to sew. I continued to sew with my mom’s help until around 16, when I realized that with books and the internet I could teach myself to sew practically anything.
It was a small nine-patch pillow. I stitched the entire thing by hand and treasured it for years! (It’s still around somewhere.)
Gosh, I haven’t sewn from a pattern in ages. I draw a lot of my refashion inspiration from Anthropologie.
My “sewing room” also doubles as the guest bedroom and my husband’s office. I take over the dining room table when I’m in the middle of a project, and hide it all away again when company comes over. Organization? Pshaw. My fabric scraps are all lovingly thrown in a huge cardboard box that I must overturn every time I’m looking for the right fabric. But I have high hopes of a shelf and plastic bins/drawers in our next house…
When I’m not rocking out to my Florence + the Machine Pandora station, I watch whatever show I’m obsessing over at the moment (currently Angel).
I’m a dabbler, and will try anything at least once. I also enjoy knitting, photography, gardening, and cooking.