Have you seen the January kit from Birds of a Feather? It is amazing! It includes papers from Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 collection and Jenni Bowlin's Family Tree collection. The colors in this kit are so rich and beautiful. Here's a picture of what in included:
Over at Back Porch Memories, the January kits will be revealed very soon. I am working on member layouts this month which are only available to kit subscribers, but look for sneak peeks on the 10th of the month. I am so glad that I got to work with both the Solo and the Medley kit this month because I love them both!
I am adding a new hobby to my ever growing list and going to try my hand at sewing. My parents gave me this awesome sewing machine for Christmas, and I can't wait to play with it!
My old sewing machine did two stitches, so this one is much more intimidating! It also does embroidery! So I have been spending the last week studying the users manual and buying patterns, fabric, and all of the other things I need to start doing some serious sewing. Hancock Fabrics had these thread spool holders on sale for $14.99 this week. I bought two - one for regular thread and one for embroidery thread.I am going to start with an apron pattern. I plan on making matching ones for me and my daughter. Here is the fabric I am going to use for that. The white and black damask will be the main body of the apron, and the pink will be used to accent it.
After a bit more practice, I am going to try my hand at making a dress. I found a pattern and some fabric that I fell in love with. I really hope I can get good enough to do this. How cute will this be next spring/summer with some strappy dark brown sandals?
We hit the local flea market today, and I scored some really cool artwork for my craft room. I love these dressform and corset pictures! They are going to hang on the wall on the sewing side of my room. They were less than $5 each!
And these are going in my craft room on the scrappy side. I just love the vintage feel of them. They were less than $3 each!
I will leave you with a picture of the beautiful sunset we had tonight. What a gorgeous end to the first day of the year! Happy New Year everyone!