But I am determined to learn, and with any handcraft you learn by doing. So I'm starting simple and hoping to take on more challenging projects in time. I have no one to teach me, so I do what any modern woman with access to technology would do. I use YouTube! YouTube is teaching me to sew, and this weekend I learned how to sew curtains with this tutorial. The curtain is for the kids' room, and I am so in love with this fabric. Isn't it just great for a childrens' room? Even though this was such a simple project I managed to botch the job. But this curtain will have to do for now, I don't think I can muster up more patience (or fight the kids off to leave me alone) to make another.
As for sewing inspiration, I have plenty. My daughters recent first birthday led to a purchase on Etsy. I wanted to get Esther something special, something she will use. I found this store on Etsy that makes the most adorable smocks, and ordered one for her. It fits perfectly, and since I also ordered the pattern I am hoping that I will be able to make more for her. The pattern is supposed to be simple, so hopefully I'll be able to pull it off. The prospect of being able to make one of a kind clothes for my kids has definitely given me the sewing bug. But for now simple is the word, I'm sticking to curtains!
I still can't really wrap my brain around my girl being a year old now, and after she hit that one year mark things started to go way fast. She is climbing everything, talking (or trying to, sounding like Flanders in the Simpsons - "doodelidoodelididdeli") and is showing just that much more of her personality. She is pretty content most of the time, this one, with a good dose of temper when needed and boxes off her bullying brother like a little kangaroo. She likes swinging and dancing and listening to music, and every time she sees an animal - she barks. All animals bark. She's scared of guitars, likes to eat paper and her shenanigans are either preceded by giggles or followed by her calling for me, just to let me know that she's climbed onto a bed or is getting into a trash can. I just love this girl to bits, can you tell? Oh, and she doesn't sleep, did I mention that? The little lady is up again, its 9 pm and she's up again....
While I'm mentioning purchases on Etsy, I just have to show you this sweet thing.