Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sewing Camp 2011

Auriana's First Creation

I was thrilled when my friend Julie (the cat herder.......I mean owner/manager of the Alley Cat Collective) told me about the sewing camp that a fellow crafter would be teaching. 

Auriana loves to create and I feel like I never have time to teach her everything she would like to learn. Sewing also happens to be one of those things that I'm not fantastic at. It requires so much attention to detail and in the past I've gotten bored with the project before I could complete it. Auriana is the complete opposite of me in this respect. She has such patience and she's very particular. 

This makes Auriana and sewing a GREAT fit!
I'm enchanted by the pocket detail.

I saw an example of the project they were doing and jumped at it. What could be cuter than an owl backpack/hobo bag?

An owl bag made with vintage fabric by my daughter of course! ;o)
What a sweet handle!

I am in awe of my daughter's mad skills. I can't believe that she made this bag. It is so perfectly done. So professional. That class was SO worth the $50 tuition. And Auri picked up skills that she's already put to use here at home. She is completely comfortable with my sewing machine. She is making her own patterns and appliqueing without assistance. She is prepared to conquer the world of sewing, and I have no doubt that she will. 

She's already talked one of the ladies at church into giving her some patterns.
I enjoy my daughter for so many reasons.

She's a wonderful friend. 
She's helpful and kind.
She's thoughtful and considerate.
She's goofy and funny.
She's creative and always willing to learn something new.

This bag is more to me than the product of a fun week of sewing.

It is a beginning.

And if this is the beginning, I can't wait to see the end.

Ready to tag along on Adventures.


Bamboo said...

Very nice job! I especially like the strap, lining, and detailed pocket. The fabric is eye-catching and lively :).

umbrellalady said...

What a great bag! I think her journey through sewing is going to be a very happy one.

Bending Birches said...

how beautiful!!!