Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Learnin' some new skills

Well, its been a busy week around here. I have been sewing as much as possible, but that is proving more and more difficult with Madison getting more active. He likes to move, sing and watch his Your baby can read videos. I do get lucky sometimes and he will take a nice long nap and then its sewing time!

I have been working on the blog and teaching myself how to edit and customize it. So you should be seeing more changes as I learn more html editing skills. There is so much information available on the subject, and trying to sort through it all makes my head spin.

This week in my sewing, I concentrated on diaper clutches and learning to applique better. The clutches came out good after some tweaking of the pattern. The appliques were fun to experiment with and I am working on sketching out some more this week. I need to work on sketching patterns and ideas, as well as, planning my theme/direction. The only problem is that I have very rudimentary skills in drawing. Just one more thing to work on and teach myself to get better at!

Here are a few of the things I have been working on. Apart from learning new sewing and computer skills, I am also determined to learn how to photgraph my creations. With a little help and advice from my sister over at Robin's Eye Photography, I have been honing my skills.

Here are some of the things I made this week:



  1. It's wonderful that you are taking the "bull by the horns" and teaching yourself so much. I am the same way - nothing will stop me from trying. Once you get into it, the html really isn't to difficult and it opens a whole new world of blogging. I am elbow deep in teaching myself some new stuff in Illustrator and I love it! But then I always was the weird kid that liked school. ;)

  2. Hi Erin it's nice to meet you ! Those bags are looking so good . I'll be back , thankyou .