Lately I've been full of ideas and plans but short on time so I'm trying to prioritize. When I was reflecting on some of my favorite experiences/projects related to sewing and creativity Crafty Slumberland came immediately to mind. Specifically, a comment made by one of the participants after our 24 hour crafting extravaganza. I can't remember the exact quote but basically she said the weekend had made her less intimidated to just try new things. She was less worried about making mistakes and after the Slumberland she took up making jam and felt like she could pull out and use her sewing machine. I could not have been happier. It's not about making a jar of jam or sewing a tea towel but it's about feeling a sense of accomplishment and capability.
The other thing that came to my mind as a super fulfilling and fun experience was helping my friend sew a quilt for her soon-to-be-born daughter. She got that quilt done in the nick of time--hours before she headed to the hospital!
Basically, I realized I like teaching, especially in a small environment with a focus on creativity.
Last year I taught a few times at our local Beverly's Fabrics (before the local store closed) and I miss those classes. So I couldn't be more pleased to be teaching again, this time at a way more awesome location, The Nest! At the open house I polled attendees and an apron class seemed to be of interest. So that's what's first.
Learn to Sew an Apron
Saturday, September 28
1-3:30 p.m. at The Nest in Fair Oaks, CA
$30 for class plus $12 material fee for all the fabric and notions (provided material is what is shown above, striped ticking on one side, solid tan on the other side. Students may chose to bring their own fabric instead and avoid the materials fee)
Register by emailing me (Melissa) at mdhaworth at gmail dot com
Class is limited to 5 students
I'm super excited to write up the directions (and decide what cookies to make for the class members!). These are the best aprons ever so if you're local I hope you'll consider joining us to sew!
This is my sister modeling an apron that was an early prototype of the current design (aka almost the best apron ever).