December 9, 2008

Why I Don't Sew, By M

There is a very simple answer to that...
when it comes to sewing I'd make a better
taxidermist than a seamstress!

Now, I know that on our blogs we like to
show the cute things we have made,
particularly where our talents truly lie...
Well, I thought I'd mix it up a bit and go
against the grain show you what I can't do...
Bee & Kae are great seamstresses...our grand
mother & great grandmother were phenomenal...
I, on the other hand, am a mutant...that gene
passed me right by...and how!

So, I now humble myself in the sight of the
blogosphere and give you a few laughs to relieve
the holiday stress that is already building...
(you'll need a tissue...tears will ensue!)

No, a 3 year old did not make these...

Wide ankles, anyone???
And, really, how hard can it be to make
the corners rounded...mine all have bunions
and other various and sundry foot ailments!

This was when the bobbin thingie kept unraveling
and thread just came spitting out of every hole on
the solution would have been to
throw it out the window...alas, it was Bee's machine!

There you go...and this is why I am heavily into the
glue gun and the glitter...and not the Gingers!!!!! :)


  1. I think they are absolutely adorable. They have character. Don't be so hard on yourself. I am glad you shared them with us!!
    Hugs, Terrie

  2. I'm pretty sure these are my sewing projects that somehow you got pictures of! Lately, I can't even bake without a mishap - too much on my mind! Thanks for the light-hearted post.

  3. Oh, you're worrying over nothing!!! The wide ankles are great becuase then you can fit more "Stuff" into the stockings!!! LOL. I think they look great M!

  4. Oh, you are being to hard on yourself! I think they look more than fine...they are pretty! The colors are pretty, the lace and sparkle are pretty!

    You are not alone on feeling like the sewing genetic fairy skipped over you! I have a KICK BUTT sewing machine (so I'm told), that I have never even cracked open! I'm told it will practically make dinner for me. I don't even know what kind it is! Or where it is!

    I'm with you, glue is my friend!

  5. I thought they were all lovely in their own little crooked way. :) Adorable! Thanks for sharing them. xxoo

  6. Uh huh! You are fishing for compliments because those stockings are darling!!!

  7. You're too funny...your stockings are adorable

  8. Well, you're nuts, girl! Those stockings are DARLING! If you would like to see ridiculous,
    somethime I'll post something I sewed - then you'll have somethng to laugh at! My lack of skills as a seamstress is a big disappointment because in my mind I can just SEE all kinds of wonderful things to make! I can see it, I just can't DO it! Hmmm...maybe I should be a designer, not a seamstress! Display those darling stockings with pride!!
    Merry Christmas...Kathy

  9. BUT I love each and everyone of them!!!

  10. Okay, I have to admit your post really made me laugh...but only your words. I love your stockings! I don't care if a mutant made them either. They're beautiful!

  11. i love them! But just so we are clear, they are for show and not to wear right?

  12. Brilliant! Now I feel better because I thought I was the only one in blogland who couldn't sew (only by hand, not on a machine anyway!). I still think your stockings are super cute though sweetie!Thanks for the chuckle too....heheheheeee! Wishing you a terrific day!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  13. I think that you did a very good job on your stockings. They are very pretty!
    Hugs,Lee Laurie

  14. I think the stockings look really cute! Don't be so hard on yourself!

  15. Wide ankles make it easier to get the big things in them.

    They turned out really well.


  16. You shouldn't be so hard on yourself, if i was attempting those i don't think they would've looked half as good!

    Victoria xx

  17. M I DON'T SEE ONE THING WRONG WITH THESE...THEY LOOK GREAT! LOVE THE FABRIC, LOVE HOW THEY LOOK AND I LOVE YOUR HEADER WITH THE PINK CHRISTMAS BALLS.....WOWEE KAZOWEE! Everything looks marvelicious to me! I sew alot...and I have sewn (sewed?) through my fingers twice! Had to go to the doctor only once have the needle removed that broke off! Youch! Sewing is fun and a little painful at best...but I'd say those stocking are beautiful! And worth it!

  18. M, I think they are nicely done. Really. You have an eye for a very nice look and should stay with sewing until you are more comfortable with it. I believe you could make wonderful things.


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