Finally took the plunge and bought the cute little sewing machine I’ve been talking about for a few months!
Almost buying a $100 throw pillow (with tax & s&h) was the last straw that got me to buy it! Now I have a goal to learn to sew some pillows! And I have a million other overly ambitious ideas.
I’m proud to announce that I put it together myself, learned to thread the bobbin, and thread the machine tonight. That took me a good hour and a half of reading the manual and watching awesome YouTube videos. The only problem is that I eventually broke the needle. I kept jamming the machine. So I’ll try again tomorrow after I can get a new needle!!
By the way, I really have NO prior skills so it should be interesting. Kevin could probably learn twice as fast, but I’m trying not to ask him for help. I’m just seriously not good at that type of thing. For example: I struggle folding brown paper grocery bags. That’s not an exaggeration. I sometimes get frustrated and just smash them. I guess it’s also time to sew reusable grocery bags…
After CrossFit this morning, I made these awesome Coconut Flour Biscuits 2.0 from the Paleo Comfort Foods blog. They are a lot more like “normal” biscuits than other coconut flour biscuits I’ve made, but I still used two biscuits per sandwich.
We also checked out the Weekend Music Series free concert @ Denver Central Library. Helen Gillet, an avant-garde cellist was performing, and it was a lot of fun! She was a great performer and just had a ton of energy! It looked exhausting!!!!! Her music reminded me just a little bit of Regina Spektor. While I was there, I took the opportunity to check out a bunch of sewing books (that are way above my skill level).
On our way back to our car, we walked by the Colorado Ballet rehearsal space, and there was totally a dancer sitting outside. I mean, he was sitting talking on his phone with his toes pointed! In some kind of special socks!! I choked and didn’t manage to snap a pic. I considered asking Kevin to walk past again, but it was pretty cold out.
Headed over to Jo-Ann Fabric for some of the basics like thread and scissors! It’s kind of scary in there!!! Just tons of crafty ladies in their element, and I’m all like… do I need a thimble??
Can you tell what type of fabric I gravitate towards? Haha. I actually have a hard time finding fabric that appeals to me in Jo-Ann’s/Hobby Lobby/Michael’s because I prefer either the more vintage or specific designers. I may not craft, but I’ve seen a lot of crafts online!!
Kevin got the last laugh by taking me to Home Depot. We’re hoping to put wood floors in the bedrooms sometime soon!! No more carpet!!!! So we checked that out, and he had to pick up some painting supplies for odd & end jobs.
Do you sew? Or do any type of crafts? Wish me luck trying again tomorrow!