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?? sorry...it 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:
Appliqued onsies for my friend's baby (the one who inspired me to sew!)
Quilted pillow, this was my first attempt at any kind of piecing, and I still love how it turned out
"Hip Quiver"..my 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
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!