Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Night

I'm sitting at my computer and reading through my blogs that I follow and realized I really should be posting on my own blog. 
My mother made the whole family dinner tonight-pumpkin waffles with buttermilk cream syrup, egg casserole and hash browns.  There were 25 of us at her house and it was so much fun.  My brother and his family are moving to Ft. Collins, CO and my nephew is preparing to go on his mission to New York so we needed a get together before everyone scatters.  You're probably wondering what this has to do with my "Sassy Stylz" blog.  Well, after dinner we were all sitting around talking about Pinterest.  I LOVE pinterest so I was pinning things from the blogs I follow and I came across one that was talking about her early start in sewing.  That got me thinking......
I started sewing when I was 5 yrs old.  My best friend, GeriDee had an older sister who was having a birthday party for her doll.  Don't ask me why, probably because we didn't have anything else to do.  When I asked my mom if I could buy her doll a birthday present, she just laughed and said no but I could make her something out of her sewing scraps.  I used my doll as a model and cut out two pieces for pants and hand sewed them together.  I remember GeriDee's sister saying "Maybe you can have your mom sew them on the sewing machine so they will stay together".  That was the start.  I made doll clothes for my baby doll and my Barbie.  To me they were very chic but I'm sure to everyone they were childish but I have been sewing ever since.  I wish I had some pictures of the clothes I made.  I do still have my doll (her name is Patty) and I still make clothes for her. I made the dress she is wearing in the picture from an old pillowcase because I loved the fabric.  It brings back such good memories.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Ok, I have GOT to start posting.  I have a new enthusiasm for sewing.  I have been teaching this cute little 5 year old girl how to sew.  She has been designing and stitching on her own for a couple of years.  I taught her how to hand sew and she made herself a skirt.  I'll have to get a picture of it and post it.  Adorable.  She had a little toy sewing machine but her mom decided she was ready for a real machine and I offered to teach her.  She brought it to school today and I showed her how to cut out a skirt from a pattern.  She was in heaven!  I had trouble with her machine so I might go looking for one just a little more advanced.  She has a Singer Pixie Plus.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I'm looking at a Janome Mini.