Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Library Time!

So after following some pretty inspirational crafters on Twitter, I got the idea to go check out some crafting and sewing technique books from the library. I am sure you are asking the question, "Why didn't you think of that on your own?" Wellp, people I am the type of girl that impulsively purchases things when the urge attacks, which thankfully I am not only working on but improving on. Hence this situation... I was looking for a particular book Bend the Rules Sewing and was this close to buying it (me holding two fingers very close together)but then thought better of it. My new favorite crafter, Maggie Whitney, taught herself to sew by taking out a whole slew of books from the library and it was like a lightbulb! Why didn't I think of that?! Of course, the library!! Ha, I am a moron sometimes.... and what a great way to save some sweet moola, support my public library and find out if a book would be worth buying.

I am not a complete beginner as I know how to thread a bobbin and sew curtains but when it comes to more complex techniques and jazzy jazz, I am still a newbie. I am so completely determined to step up my game, it is a little crazy.

Boyfriend's Mom is setting up her sewing room for when we visit over 4th of July weekend. She has been crafting for ages and I am sure she has some nuggets of wisdom to share with me. Maybe I'll hit up my Aunt too... she has been a quilter for years and used to make such beautiful pieces.... since one of my new ideas is "Weaving" and then "quliting" (Ill have to explain in another blog) perhaps I can get some basics from her on the quilting front.

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