Thursday, September 13, 2007

On sewing small sock animals from once stinky socks

Hard. Hardest thing ever for me. I do not sew. Flashback to 1983 where I sat in my 4H (yes, I am an Appalachian beauty) leaders home and watched her basically take over and sew my buttericks pattern pretty plus jam and tee set. I cried and said I couldn't. She could. I placed third in my category at fair. I walked that blue Hawaiian print cotton suit down that runway like a supermodel. I smiled and said that it was so much fun to sew.

My gran sews and has pretty much done all of my basic mending and fixing over the years. I have been enabled to never learn. So anyhoo, I keep seeing these wicked crafty bitches all over the blogosphere and I am in amazement...I am in awe. I wanna be crafty. I am artistic. I need to learn fiber arts. I wanna knit while on public transport. I wanna be a hooker. Sew- Finn and I made this cat today. Her name is LALA and I love her. She is shabby and a mess I am sure- but we are proud of her. I basically needed a drink when I was finished, but I feel good. I am going to buy that Bend the Rules book and hole up this winter. I might even cross stitch subversively.

One other thing. I think this is bad ass:


vincent said...

Hey, you should be damn proud. I have worked in a sewing factory and all. Sienna and I made sock puppets and I can tell you- they sure didn't end up nice like this!!! So, give yourself a pat on the back. Good job.

Amy Turn Sharp said...

Thanks sweets- I tried so hard! It was fun to play with Finn. This has been one of the most creative times for a long time- this summer...How's yr blog?

pinkmydear said...

I think she's great! What a fun project that you'll both remember for years. PS. I can help teach you to knit/crochet. I'm thinking of starting to hold a regular, weekly Stitch n Bitch (or Church of Craft or whatever) at a coffee shop or somewhere this winter. You're invited.


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