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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*)


  1. wow! that is so cool! I wish I was crafty like that. I know, I could be, but....

  2. Technically, you are so excited you could plotz

  3. Crazy shiksa, coming around here to kibitz about my crafts...

  4. glad it brought you joy, which will be shared. I did one sewing project. A friend just quilted it. a blog post is coming.

    for that matter--- welcome back.

  5. Neat! Happy New Year! Your sewing looks wonderful1

  6. Hello Mrs. M--very pretty stuff. Do you need/want fabric from Japan? Even though you don't know me...you know that we military ladies like to help. I can't sew (tragic uncrafty genes) but love fabric stores so it would give me an excuse to actually go browse through one. Drop me a note on my blog if you are interested.


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