August 28, 2010


So I just have to say, I am lovin' Home Ec!
How about you? Have you started yet?

I finished my first project {finally!} this past
week while visiting my momma in Oklahoma:


What do you think?
Not too bad for my very first sewing experience, huh?

The pin cushion was a little tedious,
{not sure I'd want to make another one}, but
seeing it all come together in the end was fun.
And now I can say I know how to make a pin cushion!

Mom, thank you for taking the time to teach
me the ins and outs of my new sewing machine
and for helping me pick out all of my sewing supplies.
I would probably still be trying to figure out how to
thread a bobbin if I were here trying to figure
out all of this stuff by myself.
I loved every minute of our time together! Muah!

I am so excited to get started on my next project!
Here's a little sneak peak of the fabrics I picked out for it:


In fact, I think I might get off this
computer right now and get started on it!

Hope you all are having a great weekend so far!



emily b said...

Hey Classmate!
I love your pincushion - great job! It must feel great to finally get that first project out of the way.

The fabrics in your sneak peek are fabulous! I can't wait to see what you make with them.

Thanks for checking out my blog...I've added yours to my blog roll, too! See you in class, emily

Linda P. said...

Oh, your first project is beautiful, Libby! Love that bling on it, too. Oh, I'm glad your mom could help you with the ins and outs. The little bit of very basic sewing (tote bag, gift bags) I have done in the past couple of years, I have done while visiting my parents so that my mother can help me! I love that you gave us a sneak peek at the fabrics of your next project. I just love those fabrics. Can't wait to see what you make!

Amanda said...

You. Make. Me. Swoon. I LOVE all you do!!

Happy belated birthday sweet Noah!~


JJ Blandford said...

I'm inspired! I bought a machine last year but between 70 hour work weeks and having a baby, I didn't accomplish much with it! :) You are really making me think about getting it out again. It's fun! I love seeing your project and I love the fabric. I could spend WAY to much money on fabric. Anyway...thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

i'm proud of you! if you need any tips or anything or want to bounce ideas, just let me know! you'll be a fabric whore before you know it! : )

David and Christine said...

Libby, thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog I really appreciate it. I have to tell you your pin cushion turned out absolutely beautiful it's hard to believe that this is your first sewing project!

Mary said...

Libby that looks so cute! You did an amazing job! (not that I am some sewing expert) I can't wait to see your next project with that fabric you chose. :)

Have fun :)

P.S. I am so bummed I couldn't do this class. I hope they do another!

Oh, My Darling said...

Wow, your home-ec project is gorgeous!!!

Also, I just wanted to thank you for your kind comment on my spread the love post, I greatly appreciate it!

Mandy said...

What a gorgeous pin cushion! It's adorable! I can't wait to see what you do next -- you're totally inspiring me to get off my bum and do a cute project!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Dena said...

So cute! I could use a new pin cushion. Maybe I'll do that project next. I've completed two so far, but I don't know how much time I'll have to do any more in the next three weeks. Happy sewing!

hiyaluv said...

oh my gosh. gorgeous:) i want to take online home ec class! i need some time though:) how much time does it take? is it a large commitment?

Anonymous said...

Libby you are lovely! Thank you for the comment on my blog. Fall is indeed wonderful and I'm glad to know you've also blogged on the subject! As for the Home Ec class, I plan on (finally) starting this week! Eeek! I'm so excited! Your pin cushion is magical! Well done! I'm hoping to have photos up this coming week of mine as well! Here is to a great start!

xo - S

Dena said...

This seems like a stupid question, but can you think me to that project? I've looked through all the ones posted and I CANNOT find it for the life of me!

Kasey said...

You did such an excellent job on your first project! That is a very cute pin cushion indeed! :) I love all of the material that you chose to use on it. I can't wait to see your upcoming projects! Keep up the good work.

Lindsay (aka Linz) said...

Your pincushion is so stylish! Like a little "diva-sewer's" pincushion. :) Great job!

Ruthanne said...

This was *literally* your first sewing experience? Ever?


It's gorgeous!