Thursday, July 09, 2009

Mom's Sewing

I have a couple of Mom's sewing projects to share with you. She's very proud of herself. There are a few flaws on both her projects, but for her first projects, they aren't bad.
This first one is a pillow. Mom says it's not that exciting of a project, but it was a good confidence building project for her first project.

This was her second project. Mom hates white everything and this house has white walls and white curtains. Mom is an artist and all the white is driving her crazy. Right now Mom and Dad can't afford to paint the house, plus Mom isn't ready to start choosing paint colors yet. It takes her forever to choose paint colors! So, the reason she decided to start learning to sew was to make custom curtains for the house. She wanted unique curtains. She found a pattern for these cool valances. The patterns said it was a "Sewing for Dummies" pattern. Mom says it must be for smart dummies because she kept getting confused. She'll be ready for the next one though. This one is hanging in our laundry room. Mom says the first one goes in the room that has a plant hanging in front of the window to cover up the "mistakes."
She really likes the curvy shape of the valance so she will be doing all the other valences this same way. She's taking a break for a few days and then her and Dad will go choose more fabric and hopefully soon I'll have another room to share with you. Mom says it probably wasn't a great idea to use print fabrics for her first 2 projects. Mom usually doesn't do things the easy way though. That's probably why the "Sewing For Dummies" pattern was confusing to her!!!
Maybe if Mom gets really good at this, she'll be able to start a sewing business. If she does that, she's going to get a new sewing machine though. The one she uses now is her Mom's old one that is older than my aunt and Mom is just a few years older than it. A couple of you asked about what kind of machine it is and really all she knows about it is it's a Brother with a BUNCH of missing pieces (my aunt had it for the past few years and lost a bunch of the pieces - luckily it wasn't any of the important pieces.
the air conditioner just turned on again so I'm going to go lay in front of a vent now. I now remember why I don't like the month of July. Sometimes I think the thermometer telling us what the temperature outside is, is going to say the same thing as the one that tells Mom what the temperature in the oven is!


The OP Pack said...

That's a whole lot better than we could do - love the loopy loop look.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I love the fabrikh!

I think she certainly has pawsibilities!

Of khourse, she'll need lots of help from woo!



Hi Kaos,

Mommy crys every time she sees new pictures of Joanie but it you compare the first pictures you can see how much better she is.

Mommy just loves the fabric in the pillows and the valances are very pretty.


The Army of Four said...

Those look GREAT! You must have helped her.
Moms all need help.

Lorenza said...

Your Mom will be a sewing master in no time!
Good job!
Kisses and hugs

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow, the projects are so cool! Your Mom is good at sewing, Kaos! My Mom can't even use a needle and thread properly...=P Hope you have a great weekend!


Petra said...

It's fun to work on projects and then enjoy them; your mom is doing a great job. I think the pillow looks like a perfect place to YOU to relax, Kaos!

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

What an excellent job your Mum did. She is very clever.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your mom did a great job, Kaos! We love the pretty curtains!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch