I am writing this post as my first formal introduction to everyone out there in the Blogosphre (especially my fellow seamstress)...not sure if I can officially carry that title since I am a semi-self taught beginner who has only sewn a few items. Two of which are from paper patterns.
My first time with a sewing machine was very memorable. I was sixteen and very impressionable. It was a warm no wait cold...or was it hot?? Anyhoo, I do remember it was during eleventh grade home economics class where I set out to make my very own PILLOW PERSON....sigh. What is it you ask, well it is a pillow with a face, arms and legs. In my defense I did say that I was very impressionable, and I wanted to have one like Donna Joe Tanner (aka DJ from Full House). This pillow person seamed like a daunting task, but I did it!!! I cut out arms and legs that I had drawn and traced on fabric. The face was done by hand embroidery stitching along a tracing I did. She had long eyelashes, brown eyes and red lips (who does not like a girl/woman with red LipStick?). I was very proud of my work. So much so that she went off to college with me, we moved into our own apartment together. We only recently parted ways when Morgan, the puppy, had a little altercation with her...chicks! Sadly to say someone had to go. In Morgie's defense she claims she was provoked.
|sample Pillow Person (Not mine! This guy looks depressed lol)|
|Morgan The Great|
|My first mini quilt with all its imperfections|