Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sew Sorry

 
There is a frustrated seamstress inside me. 

I don't know how to sew. 

Despite my mother's wish that I learn to sew (she never learned and wanted better for me), I never learned to sew.

Wish I had now, but when I was a child, I thought it would be a horrendously boring way to spend a summer.

For this, I believe I have been cursed with an uncanny ability to run across the cutest sewing projects without even trying. 

And I find the cutest sewing things, too . . . spool cabinets, pretty tins for keeping thread and buttons.

I do have a pretty nice button collection . . . I have no idea why.

See?  Frustrated. 

Sew (lol! see what I did there?), anyway, I pass this easy (for you, impossible for me) project along for any of you smart people who let someone teach you to sew. 

This is the cutest lunch bag I've ever seen . . . giant alligator clip and all.

Btw, Project Runway is on tonight.  Anybody watch?  I love it.  See?  Frustrated.

7 comments:

Becky said...

Love the bag! I'm also hooked on PR, although it's on so late this season here. Such a dilema... sleep-PR-sleep-PR? Thanks for the link!

Renee' said...

Becky -- My grandfather says, "Sleep is for the dead." LOL

I, however, must admit to going to bed early the past 3 nights!

Aubrey said...

I too love the bag!! Wonder what you could use to insulate it?

Sue said...

Renee, I can't sew either, my poor grandmother tried to teach me the "love of sewing" as she was a wonderful seamtress, she made me dresses, suits, coats, bathrobes (I still have two, one made for me and one she made for Chuck, I wear both as he is always warm), blouses (one of which I still have, it's 40+ years old).

It's a chore for me to sew a button on anything, so I can certainly relate.

Sue

Renee' said...

I have a friend, now, who would kindly teach me if I asked her. But right now, I don't have the kind of lifestyle to take on such a new endeavor. :(

Julie -- I hope someone comes along and answers your question. I'm sure it won't surprise you when I say, I have no idea.

Di in Indiana said...

Sew cute! Renee', do I need to come for a visit and teach you to sew? I loved sewing for my girls when they were little. When they are little is the only time you can get away with making their clothes!

Julie, there is a material called Insul-Brite® and it is for insulating projects. What I would do (if I needed a lunch bag) is insulate it and then make a lining for it. You wouldn't need to hem the edges if you lined it.

Renee' said...

See, Di, here's the thing right now. Perhaps I'm not raising my kids right, because there is no way my family is set up for me to have a hobby that requires me to be in another room from them. I don't know how you mothers do/did it. My green hat's off to you!

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