Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Rock whatcha got.

So this is my "studio." Sewing table by day, our dining room table at night :] And after reading this you'll either think I'm super ghetto or super amazing- your pick. I do not have a fancy schmancy machine or a ridiculous studio- not that I wouldn't love it, but I just don't. I decided a long time ago that if I wanted to do great things, I would have so start with what I had. People who wait for everything to line up just perfect tend to miss a lot of greatness. So.... I sew on this machine, $199 at wal-mart and an amazing Christmas gift a few years back from the hubs. He could see I was dying for a creative outlet, and wow, I'm super grateful for it. It sat in the box for 6 months because I was terrified to pull it out. And one day it occurred to me that if I wanted to learn to use it, I would have to remove the styrofoam. That is where the journey began. I have since stumbled upon some amazing books, including Joelle Hoverson's Last Minute Quilted and Patchwork Gifts, and some even more amazing blogs, crazy mom quilts and film in the fridge. I studied these forward and backward till I was brave enough to venture out and make my first quilt. I've done lots of crazy things on a creative whim, but I L-O-V-E quilts. So if you're like me, and still looking for the extra cash for a new house with a giant sewing room and a long arm quilter- no worries. Big things usually start small. Rock whatcha got :]

1 comment:

  1. Oh I just love this post. This is so true. I post a lot about my Granny and she makes one quilt a week on a very old machine. It actually tore up this week and she got a new one but it is still an old machine. She is having to get used to it but she will. I cannot tell you how much I like this post. So true.