I’ll be all domesticated and stuff

I ordered a sewing machine. :-o

It will (should) arrive tomorrow, but I have no fabric or anything yet.  Picked out a pattern for a dress for my daughter but, since I’ve never used a sewing machine in my life, I’m probably setting my sights pretty high.  It seems like a simple pattern, but knowing my luck it may not be.

So um, maybe I’ll find a pillowcase pattern somewhere and make her that first, instead.  Start easy and work up to the dress. LOL

I also plan on using it to make keychain fobs out of cotton (or polypropylene) webbing and ribbon. I decided I am going to try my daughter’s school’s Spring Carnival again this year and need something simple that might sell (hopefully?) so I at least make some money, since my jewelry and bows went over SO well last year (sarcasm).  Anyway those should be pretty easy as it is just stitching straight lines to secure the ribbon onto the webbing.  We’ll see though.   I have to figure out how to use the thing first.  I’m a ‘by the seat of my pants’ learner, I am.  Figure it out as I go, free tutorial searchin’, video how-to watchin’ kinda gal.  Hopefully by this time next week I haven’t tried to pitch it out my workroom window. :D

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