Friday, November 7, 2008

Photostory Friday - Sewing Apnea!

PhotoStory Friday
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My grandmother was a seamstress and my mother has picked up quite a bit from her so I'm hoping the sewing gene is in me too. I've never learnt how to sew and my mother didn't do much of it when we were growing up in the house but I really enjoy it. I make up my own techniques as I go along and end up with less than perfect creations but I always find it so fulfilling. The main problem is that I hold my breath whenever I step on the sewing machine pedal and I always end up with a headache after awhile!

I don't have a sewing machine in Palembang so I'm hoping to make use of my mother's one while I'm here. This is what I made for my mother.

Its a type of tote that closes up without zips or buttons. Not quite perfect but I'll be making another one for myself so at least I'll know where the pitfalls are.

15 comments:

John said...

Funny title!
Think how much better you would be if you didn't pass out every few minutes!

fiona said...

what a fun bag!
you could always pop over and use my sewing machine. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for making your first bag!

mommaof4wife2r said...

here's your blue ribbon for sewing...and now that you made ur first bag, there will be many more to come. you'll be at the store and think, i can totally do that!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

That is cute! I too come from a family of seamstresses and have yet to learn! I want to so bad, and I have a machine, but I don't even know how to thread it!

Lorina said...

I want one!! I really love to sew.. well somedays anyway. I am going to have to make one of these. Fun fun!

Indrani said...

Wow! You are creative! Your mom will be really happy. :)

Killlashandra said...

I've often wished the sewing gene hides inside of me too. Finding the time to sew is probably more of the problem. ;)

Your tote looks great. I like the idea of no zips and buttons. Cute fabric too.

Mike said...

Start cranking them out. You've found a second career. You need a name for your company now. Sticking with the 'A' theme, how about "Always Amanda"?

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Wow, VERY cool. Now THAT is some talent Amanda!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

I'd say you have the sewing gene. That's pretty cool. :) Too funny about holding your breath.

Chris said...

I'd say the gene definitely passed on to you.

Bilbo said...

That looks like a great bag! My maternal grandmother and my mother were, and my sister and Agnes are superb seamstresses. Agnes has made many of her ball gowns, in addition to many of her clothes, shirts for me, quilts, baby clothes, and all sorts of stuff. As for me, I can usually sew buttons back on without attaching them to my finger instead of the fabric.

Jennifer H said...

Love the bag. My sewing skills are limited to straight lines!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It looks a super bag. Well done.