Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sewing 4 A Cause- Formerly Staying Active Post- Feb 09

A year ago I posted a "Staying active during downtime post when I was having a very slow period in my shop. I am updating it cause well, I'm too sick to take new photos

This is our sewing machine my daughter and I received as a gift from my Aunt last year.
It's a great machine..a bit complicated though..Auntie bought one for a more intermediate level of sewing and didn't know I never learned how to use one before. I am a more proficient hand sew. But my teenage daughter breezes through this machine as if she were sewing for I am learning from her LOL! It was a pain to get the bobbin to stop slipping out, causing the stitch to "skip" but it's all fixed now.

These are  pcitures from the earlier post, Of course, I know you don't EVER position your hands that way while sewing lol! I did finish this jean pocket wristlet I was working on....the bottom  one was the zipper close pillow I finished too. My daughter stole it from me tee hee;-) When I open my new shop SwanRiverStone, you will see alot of the new sewn creations I've made.

I wished The EtsyLabs was closer so I could have lugged this heavy sucker over to Craft Night when Bagsforthepeople was there. But I have learned the basics at least to get me started and invested in some sewing books and videos as visual aids.

I have a bag of materials I opened up and started making drawstring and strapped bags with. I want so much to have a bag making party to donate the repurposed bags to Haiti. I have the women and children in mind for their sanitary supplies, baby needs, bottled water, medical supples..etc.  I don't know how long it's going to take but I won't finish until every scrap is made into something.

If you live in the New York City area and would like to help me- email me at i'll bring my machine too. Thanks

Be Well,



Evie's Tool Emporium said...

Enjoy your new sewing machine! My mom bought me one as a house warming gift when I bought my home! I love it! A very thoughtful gift no doubt! Have fun!

Nyblaque said...

it is so fun!! i love all the wonderful possibilities I am looking forward to making:)

Thanks Evie

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

Congratulations with your new machine, enjoy it! I cant wait to see all your new makes Sarah x :)

Anonymous said...

looks like you're staying super busy!

TheresaJ said...

Hi Ny -- looks like you've been steppin' outside of the box a little bit lately too, as have I. The cards are wonderful, and I can't wait to see the purse when it's finished.

On another note, you've been tagged. Stop by my blog for details. It's something a bit different from the usual tag game and involves your archived photos. Let's see what you pull out from the past.

Check out the post below and see how I've been steppin' outside of the box. It's great to stretch our creative wings a bit now and then! :)

Nyblaque said...

thanks guys for all the great comments

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