Mess up. Laugh. Repeat.
Thursday, May 7, 2009

I may never again sew in solitude. It's way more fun when I have a friend with me.

I'm learning to sew via the power of Google, and it can be frustrating indeed.

But somehow when I was sewing with a friend today, all the little irritations just cracked me up instead of making me crazy.

Your thread is tangled up for the 15th time too? Hysterical. You have to use your seam ripper again too? Nuthin' funnier. I did quite a bit of laughing today. It's quite possible my friend is highly annoyed with me.

This particular friend has known me since we were about 8; she's hung in there with my laughing neuroses this long, so I feel pretty confident that she'll keep on tolerating me.

Danielle's creation:

And the adorable recipient:

And Lauryn's turtle shirt:

The turtle's green hair bow was very strategically placed to cover up yet another sewing mistake. I just couldn't bring myself to do it all over. Again. Nothing wrong with a hair-bow wearin' turtle. Nothing at all.


(Warning: In the near future the comments to this post will likely include include incredulous questions/snide remarks from my best friend Lisa. This is the result of the shock and awe she feels that I even own a sewing machine. Just trust that if you had known me in my early 20's, floundering around in domesticity, you might be shocked and incredulous as well.)

Blogger dwcliff had this to say:

What could be more expected than anything with hair on a shirt that Miss Lauryn wears not having a bow. She is the queen of bows!...(except of course in this picture she doesn't have one on).

May 7, 2009 at 11:08 AM 

Anonymous jonathan had this to say:

just don't attempt to make pants again...

May 7, 2009 at 4:51 PM 

Blogger Cash Clan Japan had this to say:

WHAT.THE.CRUD? Seriously, are you gonna start blogging about sewing frequently? (Was that snide enough?)

You'd better hide all that sewing crap before I get there. That's so not happening when I'm there--I don't care how funny you think it is.

May 8, 2009 at 3:15 AM 

Blogger Tina had this to say:

Carter: I want to go to Sea World with Lauryn!

May 8, 2009 at 7:39 PM 

Anonymous steph aery had this to say:

WHAT?!? I don't even know how to turn on a sewing machine. My aunt had to do my 8th grade Home Ec project because I was destroying the poor little panda bear I chose to craft. I'm very impressed with your newfound skills! Oh, let's see those pants Jonathan's talking about. :)

May 12, 2009 at 5:26 PM 

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