After the holidays and the mess I made sewing, the Craft room needed some serious energy alignment. I worked my fingers sore for the month of December. Like many people our finances were extremely tight, especially after having to take an unexpected trip to Arizona. SO, I drug out the sewing machine, went to JoAnne's and got all crafty for the females in the family.
Cheyenne, my 16 year old granddaughter LOVES arm warmers. She had a pair with her the entire time she spent with us over the summer. Jimmy gave her crap and teased her relentlessly over her wearing things on her arms in 100 degree temperatures. I had no idea if I could successfully re produce these crazy things. But I gave it a shot and came up with 2 pair of arm warmers. They were a little more challenging than I at first thought they would be, but I persevered and even though I feel I can be more successful with a surging machine, I am ecstatic over the way they turned out.
When she unwrapped the box they were in, she immediately put on the black ones. She said she was going to wear them to school and tell her teachers her Mother F*@#$%^# Grandmother made them for her. I was over the moon knowing she really DID like them! And in reality, they weren't as difficult as I thought they would be. You know how you psych yourself up to fail before you even begin? I do that a LOT. But I made these with no pattern, no written guidance and just from looking at the pair Cheyenne had over the summer. I don't think these left her arms the entire time they were here. She had them on the day the left to go back to Maryland too!
Next up were bags for Mylia, Cheyenne and Tanya's Tarot cards. I have this envelope type bag I keep my cards in, and after carefully looking it over, I figured I'd be able to duplicate it without too much confusion on my part. I took my bag apart, and measured and drew a pattern. I have to say, this was one of the easiest things I have ever made. I gave each girl a black one, and then Mylia got a green one, Tanya a purple one and Cheyenne got the blue one. I kept the extra green and purple one and made an additional black one for myself. I LOVE these!
It felt great to get back into sewing and crafting. There are so many ideas running around in my mind for things I can do, and I can't wait to put some of them to motion. I've set up an Etsy store, and while it's empty at this time, I know I can do this. When I have some things available to add to the store, I'll post a link and you can check me out, LOL! I look forward to the rest of the year and the many opportunities I have been given.