This Means War

Sunday, February 5, 2012

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!

11 comments:

kittykill said...

You can do it!!!!! GOOOOO LIME!

Brenda said...

You can do it!!! You rock! Good luck friend.

Nancy said...

Wahoo! I'm so glad I have a PIC to complete this challenge with. LOL. Strength in numbers, right? But you know, it's a war worth winning, so you go!! Can't wait to see how your projects turn out!

spidermom said...

yeah! conquer that beast!

Leslie Andersen said...

I have the Innovis 40 too!! I applaud you as you work to increase your sewing skills and knowledge--this sounds like a great way to do it.

CraftyLikeLindy said...

I can't wait to see what you do with that machine. I am sure it will be fabulous!
I don't know how to sew either. I always just wing it and am too intimidated to try anything to complex. Maybe I should try this book out too....

Kira - oopsicraftmypants.com said...

I have confidence in you, Lime! You are #1! I'm sure there are amazing sewed things coming from you in the near future!

Angie said...

No doubt you will be victorious. Can't wait to see what you'll soon be accomplishing!

Jensters said...

I need to take a leaf out of your book....WTG

Tania said...

YOU GO - er - SEW - GIRL! (And while you're at it, Nikki Mallalieu has got to be the Queen of Technique)...

CraftyLikeLindy said...

I just ordered this book and am going to take this sewing journey too! Thanks for sharing it.

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