That's right. I'm scared of my sewing machine. It just goes so FAST! My Aunt Jeanie informed me that I'm the one that controls the speed....but I swear this thing has a mind of it's own and goes from nothing to 90 in 1/2 a second! ....or maybe my foot is nervous too??
I've been wanting to try it out. There are a lot of things I'd like to try. I decided to start with something simple. So simple, it's not even fabric! My first sewing project....is with PAPER. I searched through my trusty scrapbook paper, cut out some cute designs with a machine that my mom, step-mom, and mother-in-law probably ARE intimindated by:
Gotta love the Cricut Expression
Once I got everything cut out that I wanted to use. I made these:
Aren't they the cutest little cards you've ever seen? They combine my love of scrapbooking, with my new found desire to sew! Now, to be brutally honest....it's been a rough evening. Half way through my first card, the thread broke. I thought that was IT. Houston, we have a problem. MAY-DAY! MAY-DAY! ....Mommy....HELP! But, after talking myself out of getting one of my Mom's out of bed, I dug out the instruction manual (because there's no way I remember how my mom showed me to do it). It took a lot of staring, confusion, and profanity in my head.....but I got it! And, my thread ended up breaking on about every 3rd card I made this evening....which caused more unheard profanity. BUT, I'm pretty darn good at re-threading my sewing machine now. Here are the other two I made:
I'm really happy with how they turned out. I'm also grateful that I'm starting to conquer my fear....of the scarey, intimidating, sewing machine....