Sew Much To Learn

Oh yes, last night I went to a sewing class.

A few weeks ago Alex and I bought a Groupon for a sewing class at a sewing machine and vacuum store. Alex bought a sewing machine earlier this year, and um, has yet to use it. Classes in order.

After work we stopped for a quick drink and a cheeseburger and then headed to the class!

We were understandably pretty excited.

The class was three hours, and we all made a tote bag. Our instructor was super nice and patient, which was necessary because no one knew what they were doing. Our classmates were fun and funny. They were into it!

We ironed fabric, and pinned away. Alex pinned himself.

We programmed our sewing machines to monogram our bags. AMAZING!


Things got a little stressful when it came time to sew the straps. No crooked stitching!

My seams are maybe crooked.

But that obviously doesn’t detract from the loveliness of the finished product, or my general satisfaction. Quite a night well spent.


A Whale of a Good Time

I was surprised with a tiny, perfect gift yesterday.

Originally spotted on DesignSponge a few weeks ago, I was surprised and delighted to find a tiny whale friend on my desk yesterday afternoon. Pretty much the cutest thing ever.

Happy blue whale!

Roses Are Red, Hydrangeas Are Blue, Frogs Are Green and So Are You!

I like flowers. I know you like flowers too.

How is it that they make everything look better?

One day I’d like to learn to make arrangements as nice as this. Right now all I know how to do is slap some stalks in a mason jar. I think I need to learn about floral foam and frogs.

Frogs the floral designing tool, not frogs the amphibians. Though I like those too.


Life goal: take some floral arranging classes.

Who’s with me?

I made a craft!

A jam jar terrarium!

I ALSO made a mean face when taking pictures of it. Sorry. I’m actually excited about it. I saw examples of how to do this on designsponge like a year ago. But I guess moss, an empty jam jar and a “found” plant never all converged in my life until now.

Anyway, I made this beauty a few days ago and it’s looking pretty healthy. I just snatched a little moss and one of these little plants from the sidewalk near my house. I hope it lives! My plants never do that well, though I try to be an attentive plant parent.

I’m really not as stern as I look. Promise.