This is her, my crafty nemesis. The evil Brother Innov-is 40 that has been destroying all of my recent projects along with every ounce of my sewing confidence. But I'm no longer going to roll over and let her win, I'm going to war!
My battle plan was inspired by one of my new blog pals, Nancy from N. Fallon Design Studio. She is working her way through the book 1-2-3 Sew to learn new skills and strengthen those she already has. I decided to order the book and do the same!
A few years ago, on a total whim, I purchased my sewing machine. I had never sewn before but after a few youtube videos, and a few frustrated tears, I had the monster threaded and humming along. I was fearless and willing to try anything. I was making everything from handbags to quilts and loving every minute of it.
At some point I had a Wile E Coyote cliff falling moment where I looked down and realized I was dangling in mid air thinking, "what am I doing?? I don't know how to sew!" From then on, every project I tried intimidated me and every project I tried wound up in the garbage.
I'm fighting back by going through the fundamentals and learning the techniques I never took the time to understand before, starting with Chapter 1 - Dining and Dishes.
I'm arming myself for this battle of the sewing basics and I will not be defeated. I've got all the weapons I need; support from my blog friends, determination and of course, my trusty seam ripper.
Crafty universe, BRING IT ON!