I have a new hobby.
This past fall, I took a sewing class and while the class itself left a lot to be desired, I fell in love with the sewing. So far, I've only made pillows but because of the invisible zipper, pillows are harder than they seem.
After my class was over, I bought a sewing machine and I set aside each Thursday morning for practice.
I got fairly good at putting in invisible zippers (the tricky part is making sure that they stay invisible) but I still had problems and questions, so I did some internet research and found out that all this time there was something called an Invisible Zipper Foot I could have been using.
I know it's always a good thing to learn how to do things without using tricks and shortcuts, but in this case -- SHORTCUT HERE I COME!
I bought that zipper foot as fast as Amazon Prime would let me.
Life is so much easier with that Invisible Zipper Foot.
And I am really enjoying the sewing. I've been busy pinning ideas for more creative pillows on my pinterest board, but there are still some more things I want to learn before I start creating any original design. For instance, I want to learn how to make and attach piping and I'm interested in working with trims and tassles.
Before Christmas, I was moving along at a fast clip, but the arrival of the puppy has slowed things down for me.
Yesterday was the first day I took out my sewing things since December. Pippa Middleton was asleep in her bed for the first hour and a half. I cut out my pattern I ironed, I pinned and I sewed the first zipper pass... and then she woke up from her morning nap.
And then the view from my work area changed:
It's not so easy to sew with a pug on your lap.