Project 2: Lessons learnedJanuary 14, 2011
This morning I finally had a chance to get photos with the baby in the wraps I made for her this week. Many thanks to Heather for suggesting the baby k’tan because it was super easy to sew up using fabric I already had on hand, and as you can see from the photos above it holds her much more securely. The ring sling, on the other hand, is like baby sleep magic. She fell asleep in it not 15 minutes after the above photo was taken. I can see how the ring sling will be more useful as she gets old enough to sit on my hip. For now I am happy enough to use it for nap time.
What did I learn this week?
– Sewing is fun, but I can see how very far I would need to go to be any good at it. There is a whole world of knowledge out there that I have barely glimpsed in my couple of sewing projects. This seems like the sort of skill that would be best started at an early age, like playing an instrument or speaking a foreign language.
– Fabric stores are like a foreign country to me. I should probably visit them more often just to get an idea of the sorts of items that are out there. I’ve paid decent money for things like baby blankets for gifts, but this week I saw the exact same fabric on a quick walk through the fabric store. I could have made personalized gifts for less money!
– Sewing with friends is more fun than sewing alone.
– This blog could easily become about 50 sewing projects (or 50 woodworking projects). There is so much to learn and do! I’ll try not to do that to myself or to you because I’m most interested in having a wide variety of experiences, but the temptation is still there.
We’ll have one more sewing project next week but I’ll also get to pull out the hot glue gun. This one could get tricky!