Wednesday, December 3, 2008

5 Reasons I Shouldn't Sew

I was getting out our Christmas decorations, and realized Ry did not have a stocking. Because Kev and I already had stockings, I thought the logical solution was to make Ry a matching one. Well it's finished...and during the whole process I thought of the top 5 reasons sewing is not for me.

1. I have the attention span and the patience of a 2 yr. old
Projects that take longer than an hour in general are not for me.

2. As Kev likes to tell me, I'm not detail oriented
I like to just figure it out as I go rather than do any sort of planning. By the end I figured out the order I should have sewn things. Who needs an extra 1/2 inch of fabric for seams, hence why Ry's stocking will only fit a couple of crayons.

3. I literally laugh every time I look at the finished project

4. It's money not well spent
What a waste of $8. I'm not spending more money on buying a stocking, or trying to sew another one. Thank goodness Ry doesn't know her stocking is ugly.

5. I'll forget how bad I am and make another sorry attempt at sewing in a few weeks.

No pics. at this's pretty embarassing. The funny thing is, the whole point of making one myself was so Ry's stocking would match mine and Kev's. Looking at it now, it's nowhere even close to matching (that whole not being detail oriented). Can't wait until Kev comes home and sees it.


Christen, Doug and Dillon said...

Oh now you HAVE to post a picture! You crack me up! I love your new pic behind your header; you look adorable and Rylee is cute as ever. Kevin on the other hand...;) J/K! Miss you guys!

Christen, Doug and Dillon said...

Oh, believe me Dillon was pretty upset too. It just so happens that this picture was taken the split second before she lost it...and we didn't even make her sit on his lap! Good luck if you attempt it!

mcminncrew said...

I love it! I laughed the whole time I read your post - not at you - but because I am totally incompetent when it comes to sewing. It isn't because I don't have the desire - I just don't have the patience, talent, or mind set. Forget wearing any project I try to create. (And I live close to a mother-in-law who does so much better.) Kali once lost a button and asked me if she should call grandma to fix it - how pathetic that my kids know how untalented I am. FYI - I can sew a button on!:)

Tish said...

i hope you bring it to your moms. i can't wait to see it!

The Seven Family said...

After that fun description, we all need to see the picture. Maybe the best solution is for you to all go buy new stockings - that would be my sad/sorry fix for an attempt at sewing a stocking. At least you try!!

Harris said...

I am totally dying to see the picture too!!! That is totally something I would do. I am not "detail oriented" either. So funny.

Misner Family said...

I dont care if you dont post a picture of the stocking as long as i can see it in person. Bring it to Idaho,we cant wait to see you guys.

Kristin said...

That is hilarous Stef. I am so the same. I wish I were more crafty!

Anonymous said...

Stef, the first 3 things I made I did not even finish. You are ahead of me there. It takes time, but once you get more practice,yes practice (unfortunatly) you will LOVE it. I did not start off good or even liking to sew. The more I did the better I got. I am not even that good, I just take simple and have fun!