Sewing with a machine, for me, usually always means I need a plan and I need to know exactly what I'm doing even before I sit down to do it. When I do sew I mostly sew dresses for my 4-year-old daughter, Alpha, or small patchwork projects like baby quilts and sewing machine covers [shown above and below]. When cutting patterns or material pieces I usually just use the floor in front of my craft desk or my kitchen table.
Before I had my sewing desk, though, I had to pull my machine off a shelf, drag it upstairs to the kitchen table (where I might get to use it for 2 or 3 hours before I had to devote all my attention to my children or get out of the way of someone setting the table for a meal) and get to stitching there. It is so nice to have a place completely devoted to organized crafting!
I keep all my material (most of which is second or third or fifth hand) in old diaper boxes on top of my sewing desk.
All of my yarn is kept in further cardboard boxes and plastic bins in a bookshelf.
I have a few more shelving units that hold odds and ends like large plastic bags of safety eyes, ribbon, beads, etc.
Sarah showed me a pencil drawing she did of her daughter, Alpha.
Then, Alpha showed me one of the dolls her mom had crocheted for her. After seeing Alpha's photo, can't you just see her resemblance so well in Sarah's drawing of her?
In addition to Alpha's little gray kitty, there are lots of other crocheted dolls in Sarah's workspace and home.
2010 Festival of Quilts!
Sarah showed me the nifty tool she used to make the knit piping for the edges of the pillow.
Well, we at Flint Handmade think Sarah is already a master crafter...and we are excited to have one of her cutie crocheted creations for our December Second Saturday Giveaway!
Sarah provided this description of the adorable crocheted tiny teddy bear she donated:
For YOUR chance to win BigHead Ted (valued at $8), just complete steps A and B:
A) Follow Flint Handmade via the blog, Twitter, Google Reader or whatever newfangled "following application" tickles your fancy. Or, if you don't do the whole following thing, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our email list.
B) Leave us a comment in response to this blog post by 5pm on Saturday, December 18, 2010 answering the following 2 questions:
1) How do you follow us?
2) What type of Ted would you like to see Sarah make in the future? Be creative!
Please be sure to answer BOTH questions to qualify for the drawing.