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I sewed a thing!

So I am a brand spanking new sewer, having bought my used Janome sewing machine only about six weeks ago. I'd wanted one for several months, but had made myself wait, as I have the dangerous habit of collecting hobbies like a crafty magpie. (Ask me about knitting! Or Jewelry Making! Or Origami! Or....) 

But the heart wants what it wants, and when I stumbled upon a gently loved top-notch machine in my local sew vac store I had to have it. Because writing is taking up the bulk of my non-work time the journey has been slow, but I've made about a dozen things, and I get a bit more confident with each one. (Except about my cutting. I'll never be confident about my cutting.) 

My long term goal is quilts and casual clothes, but for now it's pillowcases and bags and aprons and *more bags*. I am not complaining bags - are a delight, and oh-so-giftable, and I'm actually going to make a new shower curtain because we need one and it looks *easy*. 

Anywho I wanted to make a gift for one of my good friends, so I made her a cat-themed portable reuseable grocery bag. Very forgiving project, found here!

I'm quite pleased; I think it's cute, although that's largely because of the fabric. But now I want to make more, mooooore.... but now I must go on to zippers, scary scary zippers. 

 Those little faces! I can't even.

Those little faces! I can't even.

 Showing the lining

Showing the lining

 Wrapped up!

Wrapped up!

Emily Glezen