sew sweetly

sew_twg9First knitting, now sewing, my girl is picking up new skills in arts and crafts, to my delight! We attended a fun lesson with the sweet Darcy at Tea with Gladys.

The girls made their very own darling little tote bags – on a sewing machine no less! Impressed? I certainly was. And I was delighted to see how simple it was that I even have the urge to haul out my mom’s machine again and have a go at it!

sew_twg11 sew_twg7Afterwards, the girls had fun shopping and embellishing their creations with buttons and pins!

sew_twg6 sew_twg1Thanks Darcy for a fun afternoon! xoxo

i heart fridays: ruffles

a little frill

[image source and pattern from Sadie + Oliver]

There’s something both girly and grown-up about ruffles, isn’t there?

[image source and pattern here]

[image source and pattern here]

I love the idea of a knit ruffle scarf this fall. It’s now on my long list of to-knits. Each week as I share my Friday loves, I realize that my queue of knitted projects is expanding faster than my littlest one is growing!

Why do I heart this?
Dress up or dress down, it’s the perfect accessory all year long!
Here’s a few more ruffly diy things that I’m hearting right now…

: : this ruffle jersey scarf tutorial

:: this creative and beautiful ruffle t-shirt refashion

: : and this cheerful and fun frilly pillow (which I will be making as soon as I learn to sew)

Happy weekend, friends!

sew excited

home ec

Do you remember Home Ec in grade school? I do, but unfortunately I never paid too much attention at that time. Blame it on my youth, my inexperience, or my naive thinking that I would never really want to use a sewing machine in my life, but I never learned how to sew.

Now I get to make up for my lack of interest in my younger days…I’m so excited! I’m finally going to learn how to sew! When I saw this online course offered by some of my favourite bloggers, I immediately signed up! I’ve wanted to learn to sew like FOREVER but I could never make it out to a sewing class because of the kids. The online course was the perfect opportunity. No need to leave the house, yet I’d have the “hand-holding” that I knew I would need.

The project list is extensive. That was the other draw.

:: I would learn to make a fabric cubby! I want a ton of these for corralling all the kids’ toys!

:: a leather and canvas purse! *Squeal* Can you imagine the possibilities here?

:: and a quilt! Oh, boy!

Plus, by taking this course I also get to check off a few goals from the list; #1: take a workshop and # 22: learn to sew. Once I get my first project complete, I’ll get to check off #2: sew something, too! These sewing goals were among the few on my list that I was most unsure whether I would be able to accomplish. Now I can’t wait until the start of class!