In my head i'm a sewer. In my head I can whip up a tote bag, alter the clothes I buy in the charity shop and make a dresses out of bed sheets. I buy things from the charity shop with the intention of making alterations and I have a large fabric stash. The reality, however, is a little different, I have never really got on board with sewing. Yes, I did make a tote bag....once! but it took me all day (and i'm including the evening in that day). Yes, I have altered a skirt.... once....with some success but I never did it again.
Each new year I make it my mission to learn to sew but I just never quite get round to it, always prioritising my knitting over my sewing. If i'm honest I think the sewing machine pedal intimidates me. I'm a very nervous driver and sitting in front of my sewing machine feels too much like sitting behind the steering wheel. The pedal is just too similar to the accelerator!
I was very pleased to receive this lovely gift from my friend Debbie as it provided the perfect opportunity to get back behind the wheel. I was in need of a very basic sewing project to get me in the mood. I'm hoping to put my best foot forward with sewing, following the little introduction of this lovely owl family to our home.