I had such a good day today :o)
A couple of younger girls from Church came over, and we played around with making some jewelry, and headbands, using this tutorial I did for Ucreate. I was so proud of them, they did such wonderful work! And they were so sweet. They kept saying over and over how "amazing" I was when I helped them with their projects(Yes! I fooled them!). Don't worry, the ego trip has ended by now.
I was teaching one of the girls how to sew a little bit, and I realized how much I take for granted the simple basics of sewing. Things that are habit for me, having been brought up by a quilter, are totally new to other people and take great effort (and sometimes frustration) to master. I do get emails fairly often about sewing advice, and I was just wondering; do you think it would be helpful if I had a section on the blog with tutorials for different sewing methods/tricks? Don't misunderstand me-I am by no means an expert sewer! And I would probably be learning a few new things as I teach them, but I thought it might be something that would make the projects a little bit more doable for some of you. What do you think, would that be helpful?
I'd love it if you left a comment or emailed me with the kinds of things you'd like to learn (it could be anything-threading a needle even!). I probably won't have them up right away, but I'd love to get started on it if you think it would be a good idea!
And in case you were curious, here are some photos of the girls' projects:
I helped one of the girls make this silver and pearl necklace for her mom....but secretly I wanted to keep it! :o)
Some very elegant headwear!
And Carolyn designed these necklaces all by herself! I love the duo-tone leaves :o)