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So! Remember that sewing machine I got for my birthday -
!? Well I finally, finally got around to getting it out and learning how to operate it (
in the most basic of basic ways!
) In the past year there's seriously just been NO time, and even LESS space for me to go about learning to sew on this thing - especially as I am one of those
type of artist-crafter. But I just finally decided that the only way I was going to learn to use it was to
myself a project that needed doing, and that had a specific purpose and more importantly, a DEADLINE.
That project turned out to be my volunteering to sew a batch of beanbags to be used during one of the games at our 5th Grade end-of-year class party. (
see previous post regarding THAT li'l shindig
...) I bought the supercute fabric from Jeanelle at
and a big bagga beans (
pintos, if you really need that info
), looked up a basic "how to sew a beanbag" tutorial online - and awaayyyyy I went! I did sew a test bag first outta some scrap fabric I had here (
the yella one, there on the bottom
), which came out well enough that I was comfortable moving on to the good fabric - Oh, precut squares, how I adore thee! So no, they aren't the neatest most perfect beanbags ever (
hehem, do NOT look too closely at those top seam edges, thennkyewww.
), but I made them my very own self, and completed (one of) my promised projects for the games committee, AND learned how to sew a little bit on my long-lusted after sewing machine. Whatta proud, proud day for me :D
'Cept now of course my kitchen table is filled with piles of fabrics and wads of thread and scissors and a rather nifty appliance that most certainly does NOT belong in the kitchen ... Welp!
WHUT! Nobody ever said eating AT a table was the law or nothin'! :D
Later, ya'll - I got about a million things to do still (wanna help me paint some 6' tall saguaro cactuses? Meet me in the garage!)
~ gem ~