Saturday, September 1, 2012

To Sew....Not To Sew?!?!?

So, when I found out that Katie and Brandon were giving us our first grand baby I thought...."OH NO, I dont know how to sew!"  All grandma's (Gigi's) know how to sew, right????  I mean I had sewn before but nothing straight and nothing that I did not have to rig and hide oopps on. In comes Pinterest and my life has never been the same.  Addiction!!!  If anyone knows of a Pinterest Anonymous in Austin area please let me know.  I have stayed up until 5:00AM looking, planning, becoming VERY ambitious and getting excited over all the fun stuff.  I found myself say..."puhhh, that cant be that hard."  Well, let's just say..I have had alot of items not come out looking like they did on my board I pinned the idea to.  What I have started becoming pretty successful at is machine embroidering.  Yes, I went and bought a new machine because I keep thinking how much money I was going to be able to save on gifts and stuff for the baby.  WRONG!!!!!  The supplies are not cheap and again....I became addicted to all of the designs and ideas I kept coming across.
I decided to start of small and so burp cloths.  I mean, how hard could that really be??? Well let me just say the first one from start to finish took about 7 HOURS!  I was up until 4 in the morning finishing it.  When I finally finish I have to say I loved it. The next morning I began working on the rests I would give Katie as a shower gift.  And here is what I ended up with..... 
I have gone completely crazy!!!!  Since then I have made him several onsies and blankets.  Not to mention gifts for other babies coming soon.  I am actually thinking of making them for a little extra money on a small scale.  I am hoping to start taking sewing classes....notice I said "thinking"?
Here are a few of the other project I have completed since May.                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Katie our daughter in law had asked for me to make these for a shower she was going to for a friend.
These are just 2 of the shirts out of several that I had made for Michael.  I also made the blankets.
The one picture cracks me up....He looks like he had had enough of the picture taking......

6 comments:

Connie said...

I would say you are well on your way to learning to sew; those items are adorable! I really love those burp cloths :) Michael is very sweet too! I'm glad you lionked up on my directory, you should link up on Say it Saturday and Wow Us Wednesday also.

Perfect Pair!! said...

Connie,
I will go check it out. Thanks for commenting!

Grandma Kc said...

Just stopping by from Say it Saturday -- those are so cute and I can completely understand how you would get addicted to doing them. And I bet you could make some money, too! Very cute!!

Lisa @ Grandmas Briefs said...

Wow! You are quite crafty with the sewing machine. Lovely stuff!

So glad you joined the Today's Grandparents community. Come on by Grandma's Briefs and link up to the GRAND Social! You'll meet lots of other grandmas there. It's every Monday at my place (runs through Wednesday evenings.)
http://www.grandmasbriefs.com/home/2012/9/3/grand-social-grandparent-linky-september-3.html

Cheers to new friends and a great Tuesday!

Connie said...

I'm glad you linked up with me! Really those are very sweet, can't wait to see what you make next;)

J said...

Your embroidery projects are wonderful! My favorite is the monkey...but anything with Michael's name on it is going to delight him, and his parents! Wish I could do this at home!