12 July 2010

ladies of the society! I give you our tea flavor organizer.

Let's post another one of these gems shall we? I've got some free evenings this week since Thomas will be camping with scouts, then photographing with a friend, then drumming with the band...etc. so I'm hoping these super crafty profiles will get me all geared up to get some sewing done before our trip! I've got a bunch of new babies to meet and I sure would like to give them something handmade before I smoother them with kisses. Woot!

1. Name: Sheila Rich

(image stolen from her facebook -heh heh)

2. Favorite type of sewing project: Easy ones. ha! but really, home decor or accessories- like toys, hair accessories, etc. I'm not that talented for a lot of "fashion" sewing projects

3. City you currently reside in: Kaaawa, HI

4. Hometown: Honolulu, HI

5. Family stats: One girl who is almost 2 , and one boy on the way (June 26 to be exact)... (yeah, that's how behind I am in posting these. She had her precious baby boy already and he is so cute!)

(stole this picture from her blog. ps- has anyone ever looked so good after just giving birth? my goodness woman.)

6. Machine you sew with: Nothing special. It gets the job done. I got it as a Christmas gift a few years ago. The brand is Brother.

7. Picture of the project you are currently working on: sorry, I don't have one. I need to start one.

8. Picture of a finished project you are happy with: (Even REALLY happy with. We'll take that too.) I don't have too many. This is the latest- a quiet book for my daughter.

I'll always be really happy with my first "fashion" sewing project: a pillowcase dress for our little girl, even though the hem is crooked along with other flaws- it makes me happy when she wears it. I can't find a photo for it right now though.

9. Do you have an etsy site? yes, nothing to do with sewing though. What is it? Party Accessories Picture examples:

10. What fabric are you currently drooling over?: anything from this page

11. Sewing project you would most like to attempt but are admittedly frightened of or just need to learn more about: making a nice swimming suit.

12. Favorite online crafty blog that you draw a lot of inspiration from: thelongthread.com, purlbee.com, made (dana-made-it.com/ ), blog.craftzine.com, and sewmamasew, amongst others.

13. What sewing purchase are you saving your precious pennies for?: anything from here again

14. Online tutorial you plan to attempt: this lovely clutch

15. When and how did you learn to sew?: I am still learning but it started by watching my mother while growing up and picking it up from there -nowadays I usually have her guiding me on the phone as I go through a project. ha! I thought it was so old fashioned and uncool to sew or to wear something homemade when I was younger, but now I wish I would have paid more attention when she made things. I guess I started really sewing about 4 years ago when I got married. I was inspired to make some window curtains to replace the old ones we were given in good 'ol TVA.

16. Your biggest sewing disaster story: I'm not sure about the biggest, but the most reoccurring story is: getting the fabric, the pattern and everything cut out... then having it just sit there unstitched and unfinished. I think I have three girls dresses all cut out and ready to go. I just get intimidated.

17. Favorite sewing book: Don't have any, but ones I would like are: Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts, Heather Ross'- Weekend Sewing,

18. Sewing hero you look up to: my mother

19. Anything else that would be interesting or funny or lame or sa-weeeeet to share with all your society pals: umm... whenever I sit down to sew (or start any other project) I like to have a stash of M&M's and almonds in a bowl kept nearby. They keep me happy.

20. If you could nominate yourself for an officer in this most prestigious society- what would your title be?: hhmmm, maybe the TEA-FLAVOR-ORGANIZER as part of this "My Cup of Tea Sewing Society". bahaa.


jen said...

I'm dying to try a swimsuit too!

sheila said...

wow. I feel so special.
thanks steph.
oh, and this months flavor is lemon. but skip the tea part and make it ice cold lemonade!!

Robbie said...

I like the bowl of snacks nearby. That would help calm the soul when having to undo a seam or fix some other mistake!