Thursday, February 24, 2011

[Sew] weird

 It's embrace the camera day!  Today I'm embracing the camera with my brand, spankin' new sewing machine.  Yes that probably makes me quite strange but I'm just so excited to start using it!  And the fact that I'm excited to start sewing has probably already made some of you stop reading but if you keep reading or just skip down you'll see some pretty weird pictures of me.  I'm not sure what came over me last night...... so anyways I'll start from the beginning.....

I got some pretty fun mail yesterday!  Remember me talking about a super cute outfit in this post HERE?  Well it came today!  I tried it on and giggled a little because I love it so much.  The fabric is so soft, I think this might be an outfit you find me in quite often this spring/summer!

Also in that post I  talked about wanting a sewing machine.  Well I did some research and was told by quite a few people that "brother" was a great brand to go with.  So I started looking at prices.  Well wouldn't ya know it, Joann's was having a sale last weekend for President's Day!  And I love a good sale so of course I checked out their stuff online.  I checked out the sewing machines and had a price in my head that I wouldn't go over (still using leftover Christmas/Birthday $$$) and the one I wanted was that price! AND free shipping! huzzah!  wow did I just type that?  I don't think I've ever said that before.  weird.  :)

Well guess what came via wonderful fedex today? My brother! 
[not to be confused with Trey, although he should come visit - 
he could come by fedex too, I'm sure that's cheaper than flying! :) ]

There she is, weird to call my brother a "she" but "she" is pink to I have too.  

Lincoln had a blast playing with all the boxes from mommies goodies....
I'm guessing we might be featuring a new box fort in our living room soon.

So here I am ,SO excited and thinking, "I'm going to make lots of fun things!"

But first I need to remind my pinkie finger that it is not a piece of fabric and does NOT need 
to be sewn to anything I'm got that pinkie finger?   mmmk? 

[sew, I'm just a little weird]

 Because sewing your pinkie finger hurts real bad.
 [ok, a lot weird]

I don't want a repeat of 7th grade Home Ec class.  Yes, if you are wondering, I did sew my pinkie finger.  It hurt.  So, me buying a sewing machine and conquering my fear of them is HUGE.  Ok not that huge but seems like it should be! :)  So all you crafty ladies out there have any fun, easy peasy projects that I can get started on?  I have a pillow in mind but it might still be above my level of expertise with this machine....we'll see.  Have a great Thursday!!


  1. sooo jealous of your new toy!! can you make me something;)

  2. Geez Girl Becareful - that sounds soooo painful!!!!- I just started sewing too - about a year ago:) I started with pillows then moved on to bean bags- fancy I know;) This is one of my first projects I made for my son-

  3. I don't understand why you needed a new sewing machine - your husband used to have a nice one he got for Christmas a few years back...

  4. cute pictures.. love the new machine. I have yet to dust off the one I got as a gift a few years ago. I'm intimidated by the thought of having to thread it..

  5. Sewing is so much fun! Enjoy it! P.s I like your new blog design!!

  6. Yeah, for you. My grandma bought me a sewing machine about, oh I don't know, 8 yrs ago, and it is seriously one of my most used and loved gifts to date. Have fun!!!!

  7. I wish I could sew!!!!!! Cant wait to see what you come up with!!!
    Great photos haha!!!!!

  8. How exciting about your new sewing machine! Love it and I'm a little jealous!

  9. sewing?! you go marie; get it girl!!!!! and post a pic of you in your new outfit sometime!

  10. LOVE the pictures! You are so cute! Looking into investing in one too!! I can only dream of all the cute clothes I could make Maggie!! Good luck! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Yay!

  11. Your blog cracked me up Marie! Hope you area enjoying your new toy!

  12. Hilarious post and yay for the sewing machine. I hope to learn to sew one day. It's a goal. Keep us posted on how it goes!

  13. too funny! yes, be careful and enjoy making new pretties!

  14. ummmmm i think i "need" one too!!!! :) oh, i can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve! it will be fab im sure :) too bad we live so far away, we could have a crafternoon or something fun!

    thanks for you sweet comments over in my neck of the "intranet", seriously i think you made my day! stay warm!!!!!

  15. Marie,
    I do remember you mentioning bpps with Lincoln. I am glad I know someone else who had to have them! You are right, though. I will try and focus on the positive of being able to see him so often and try and not worry about not passing!