This happened to me, but in blog land. You know how I am slowly dipping my feet in the world of crafting and creating. Girl, I will never own an Etsy shop but I do know that I can decorate my house and accessorize myself using various awesome tutorials I have found.
I have been hunting easy projects for my sewing machine. Yes, I said "my". I own a sewing machine that was given to me by my mom in hopes that I would use it for simple things around the house. It has been sitting in my closet for the past few months, untouched. When I found Dorian's blog, I dug it out of the closet.
Meet Dorian, the girl behind "Busily Spinning Momma." She will knock your socks off with what she can do creatively. She has inspired me to bust out the Singer and get busy.
|She is gorgeous.|
Here's the neat thing about Dorian: she's self taught. When I asked her how she learned to sew, this is what she told me:
I learned to sew basically by myself and have been sewing about a year, but really got into it in the last 6 months or so. My MIL gave me some AMAZING books Singer Series, they're like encyclopedias of sewing! Anyway, I used them to learn. I also asked my FIL a lot of questions, since he has some tailoring experience. Other than that, it was me and Ol' Bess (my "Brother" machine) and a whole lot of frustration and seam ripping! I hope to take a course this summer :)
Isn't that cool? Imagine how awesome she'll be after she takes her course this summer!
When you go to Dorian's site, I want you to check out her tutorials page and you must read her about me page. She is such a cool girl Then, I need for you to go to the right side of the page where is says "Friends" and I need for you to click the 'Follow' button. Trust me, you won't regret it.
Here are the first tutorials I am hoping to complete thanks to Dorian in the upcoming weeks:
For those of you who think you lack inspiration (much like yours truly), then read what she told me when I asked where she got her inspiration:
Everywhere. Colours, people, nature, photography, other blogs, life. I'll be honest, sometimes I lie down and literally dream things up :)
I like to do a lot of knock-offs, because I truly believe that just because a product is crazy over-priced that doesn't mean we shouldn't be able to make it for ourselves! MIND YOU...I do NOT condone selling knock-offs for a profit, they're just fun and stylish and EASY to make. I get my inspirations from sites like Anthropoolgie, J Crew, Mod CLoth, Shabby Apple and more.
For the stuff that is born in my lil' ol' noggin, it usually comes from desire or need of an item.I will then look at the fabric I have and some how, an idea is born. : )
Ms. Dorian, you are indeed awesome.
Grab your button!