Friday, August 26

Sew Much Fun & A Little Pony

This summer I went on treasure hunts to find furniture to makeover.  I quickly learned that I need/want to sew.  Not just with a needle and thread by hand, but by machine!  I never liked the idea of using a sewing machine.  I never even had the patience to learn to use one.  I found an old sewing book from the 1960s at my local goodwill and just loved the artwork in it.  Also, I found an old pair of pinking shears still in the box!


If this old stuff doesn't inspire me to learn how to use a sewing maching, then perhaps the fact that my sweet cousin has a love of a certain toile fabric?  Well it did.  I just sat right down in the driver's seat and went for a ride! With my mom's guidance, I took several notes---ok, I resorted to capturing her on video due to my ignorance of sewing terms---a zipper foot vs. a regular foot?  Who said anything about special feet?  Are we going shopping for shoes? Count me in!  I can't even remember the other terms on the machine.  Anyway, my mom is the BEST!  She helped me sew my first project!  Here is a sneak peek of the fabric...my cousin, Boston Bee, already knows what I am up to ;) 
As for those really neat pinking shears...yeah, what are those for?  Cutting fancy paper? No, not really.  I will be using those bad boys to cut ribbons for project pony.  Remember me mentioning mini-me test riding this icky thing at the Gdub?

PROJECT PONY
First, she happily played salon and gave it a haircut.  Then, after heavy sanding, priming, painting, and more sanding...pony actually turned out pretty!

For a new mane and tail, Creative Cousin Alyssa suggested some colorful ribbons to make her very whimsical.  Fantastic idea Aly!  Lily had a blast picking out rolls and rolls of different ribbons.   
Sadly, pretty pony has been bald over the summer.  My dilemma was how to attach ribbons without them falling apart or unravel.  I bought a shining new staple/finishing nail gun and heavy duty glue sticks.  Hmmmm....what to do.  I think for now, pillows take priority over pony.  Oops!  Did I just spoil my surprise?  Drat.

Well, Gram and I came up with a nifty plan that just work out just fine.  She is happy in her new home and doesn't mind having her mane braided.

 

2 comments:

  1. You're sew clever! Hardy har, har! :) Love this song playing by the way!;). xoxoAly

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  2. p.s.- You're mom taught me how to take care of bug bites when I was little-Who knew she could've given me a quick sewing lesson! Darn it! ;)

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