sew, what is my next hobby?

A while back Gavin suggested that I “find a hobby.” Origami led to a unique collage of boats, birds, and “pug-dog‘ cats made from VS catalogues. Baking creates things like Cheesecake which can’t reasonably be eaten by two people in a reasonable amount of time, but it also creates things like the cream cheese brownies Gavin declared “the best ever.” Cooking has had about a 50/50 success/pizza rate, and now I am trying my had at sewing.

Yes, you read correctly: sewing.

Gavin has (rightly) insisted that I learn to sew some by hand before I even attempt anything with a sewing machine. To help with this I got Softies, a book complete with patters and directions on how to sew unique little projects.

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So far I’ve managed four little dogs and two odd looking “tea bags.” I’m not sure what I’m going to do with these, but I think the skills I’m developing may come in handy (hand-eye coordination, hand stitching, some embroidery) eventually.

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Eventually I hope to get good enough that Gavin will agree I can get a sewing machine. Then I’m going to try things like pillows and simple skirts. One day I hope to work up to the point where I can finish the Victorian tea dress that’s in a bag under the stairs.

Until then, I’m going to make cute little felt dogs, and slightly creepy looking tea bags.


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