Mr. M gave me a sewing maching for Christmas. I'm so excited I can hardly stand myself.
I had a sewing machine-- it used to be my mom's, worked perfectly well, but weighed about a thousand pounds. I really wanted to love using it, but I didn't. Because I've been teaching myself to sew, starting from scratch on a non-intuitive machine (even though it was sturdy and faithful and cool) was tricky. I started sewing by hand when I was still a single-digit, so I just avoided the behemoth and did things the slow way.
My new machine is wonderful, and I'm so excited by how easy it's been to use.
So, I made a little makeup brush pouch for a girlfriend. It's not perfect, but it's functional and it was fun to make. For a first machine project, it's not too shabby!
(Meanwhile, yes, there are other posts coming, and someday I may also reply to email, too. *sigh*)
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