Thursday, February 2, 2012

Curvy Introduction

To those of you stopping over from the Curves Class, welcome! I'm Jessica and this is my little corner where I share some of my adventures in crafting and sewing. I am SO excited to be participating in this class to get to learn some new skills and hopefully meet some new friends along the way!  I will take Rachel's queue and take this time to tell a little about myself and my sewing journey. I'm not so much a story teller as I am a babbler, so I appologize in advance, but I hope you can bare with me!

I am 27 years old, married and pregnant with our first child right now (though we DO have one furry child!).  I have only been sewing just under a year now and LOVE it.  Before I discovered sewing, I was never a very crafty type person, I always *wanted* to be crafty but just never found anything that stuck...(for instance, I've learned to crochet two separate times, each time with the intent to make my newphew a baby blanket...this started before he was born and he is now 3-1/2 with a 1-1/2 year old brother, neither of whom have crocheted blankets from their aunt...)  Now, my very dear friend has always been quite the opposite of me and is VERY crafty. We lived together during college for 2 years and I always envied her crafty projects, but it wasn't until she had a baby and sewed ALL of her baby bedding and decor last year that I even considered sewing.  When I saw what she was able to do with a sewing machine, I really felt inspired to learn to sew to be able to create things like that myself.  I was nervous to get into it at first, given my poor history with sticking to things and all, but my husband was very supportive and convinced me to give it a go.  I got my first machine, sewed up a really simple pillow, and fell in love!  Since then I've really enjoyed learning different techniques and finding inspiration all over the web through so many wonderful bloggers.  The Curves class will be my first actual sewing class..up until now I've been more "self-taught", reading books and following tutorials to figure out what works.  The only curves I've really done have been in patterns for things like purses, but I don't have much of a concept of how to apply them to "flat" pieces (does that make sense?? does in my head at least..) so I'm really excited to learn this technique to help broaden my horizons! Also, I've never made a full quilt, so this class is going to kill two birds with one stone!

Here are a few of my past projects:
Onesies 1
Appliqued onsies for my friend's baby (the one who inspired me to sew!)

Quilted Pillow
Quilted pillow, this was my first attempt at any kind of piecing, and I still love how it turned out

Hip Quiver
"Hip Quiver" hubby is in to archery, and wanted me to make this for him. I'm especially proud of this one because I had no pattern to go off of, I made my own by looking at one like this that his friend had bought

Quilted Thanksgiving wall hanging...blogged here

Exterior Blossom Handbag
Amy Butler "Blossom Bag". I am obsessed with Amy Butler patterns for some reason...see here, here and here for a few others

Well, that about sums me up.  Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to make yourself comfy and stay for a while, I'd love to meet some new friends and get to see what everyone is up to with the Curves Class! 


  1. Your first projects looks so professional! You really are a natural. The onsie is adorable and your husband must love his archery thingy. This class is going to be fun. Glad you are doing it too!

  2. I'm going to agree with Habibti - you nailed that first project right out of the gate. Thanks for sharing where you are with curves. It's helpful to hear!

  3. One word--incredible. Your sewing skills are amazing for the short time you have owned a sewing machine. Definitely craft zero to hero. Way to go :)

  4. I love that purse, it's beautiful! I am new to sewing as well (about 2 years) and previously was very uncrafty. I am looking forward to seeing your projects!

  5. I see some curves there! *S* Plus that Thxgiving hanging is great for a newbie to have done. You're gonna have a lot of fun as you move along.

  6. Your first projects are wonderful! Look forward to seeing what you create, this class is going to be fun!

  7. Jessica I had no idea you were so talented. I am very impressed. I love some of the quilting work!!!