sew fun

you know what i hate?
when you meet someone new or fill out a survey or start a new class or make small talk with random people and they all ask the same exact question.

"what do you do for fun?"

eh... what? fun? i forgot what that was the second i read my college acceptance letter. haha. i hate it when people ask me that. every time i'm faced with the question, i awkwardly give the same answer: "haha. i hate this question..."

listen. i dont have any hobbies. i work, i go to church, i sleep, sometimes i go to the gym, and i eat. i dont play any instruments. i don't play any sports. i'm not an amazing chef. i dont particularly like to read books. i can't draw, paint, or anything like unto it.

ladies and gentlemen, i would like to consider myself a sewer. not the smelly, underground kind- just the kind that works with needles and thread. check out my latest masterpieces:

remember back in the day when i made a quilt? a few weeks ago i came to the conclusion that i need a mature quilt. mine are always pink and remind me of 12 year old girls. and they dont cover my toes anymore, which drives me absolutely crazy. although i hate to admit it, i'm getting old. pretty soon i will be a wife! so i appropriately chose a granny material and a few selections that complemented it.

the whole process took about three days. and now, i have a beautiful and warm quilt! i love it. it's the perfect size!

the sweet success of my quilt has inspired me to sew more things. i'm even in the market to buy a sewing machine of my own, instead of using my moms that was made in the 70's. i was on the lookout for a new project, and it landed on my doorstep with my name written all over it. literally.
i ordered this dress online (not the best idea considering you have to guess lengths/sizes), and when it arrived i was really bummed. it was too short for my liking, but super cute!

so i got some inspiration from this picture.
made another trip to joann's.
started sewing.

and viola! we have a new and improved dress.
quite frankly, i think it's cuter than it was before.

i'm looking forward to the next time i can answer that stupid question.


  1. imagine that. you and the mom do have something in common. it was only a matter of time girlfriend. :)

  2. I completely agree with how your dress is now cuter then it was before :) It's beyond gorgeous! I think you need to teach me a thing or too about this wonderful sewing alterations!

  3. Love them both!!! I'm so excited you sew. We're making pajama pants in YW in two weeks, you should come help us! And D.O.N.'T. buy a newer machine. The old metals ones are so far superior. enjoy your new projects.