Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Who taught you how to sew, or do any other craft you do? My mom taught me how to sew when I was little. My sister and I spent ours making Barbie clothes using only the wheel on the machine because the pedal was too dangerous.

A few years later, when I was actually allowed to use the pedal, my mom and I made a fantastic outfit for me together, I wish I had a proper picture of it. I'm still happy she taught me how to sew!

When I started sewing Blythe dresses I figured it'd be easy. If I could sew Barbie clothes when I was 8, surely I would be able to make little Blythe outfits now
too? I guess I didn't count in the fact that maybe I had lower standards back then! Or maybe sewing tiny clothes is easier with tiny fingers?


  1. what a sweet, sweet picture. my mom TRIED to teach me to sew, but i was never interested. now, after all of my "failed" projects, i wish i would have paid better attention!!

    i love your blog!!

  2. Hehe, I got so excited when I found that picture!

    I'm glad I did pay attention, I'd hate having to learn to sew now! I wish I paid more attention when she tried to get me to knit and crochet too!

    I like your blog a lot too, and your hair! (Mine was pink for a while, I miss it!)

  3. Sweet blog! You are admirable person!

  4. I used to make my Barbie's clothes when I was younger and I agree that making Blythe clothes is a lot more difficult! I recently had a complete sewing disaster with Aoife!

  5. my mom teached me too. :) and yeah, even i've seen that pic before, it still amuses me, it's so cute! :)

  6. Cute pic!! I found your blog thru my neighbor PrincessPickleJuice!! I just taught my daughter to sew, she is 10. I was 10 when my mom taught me! I just got her the Hello Kitty sewing machine!
    Goin' to check out th erest of your blog and etsy!!

  7. This is too precious. I love that you made clothes for your Barbies. If I had know how to I would have.

    Take care and visit my blog anytime,


  8. My grandmother taught me to sew. She had a alteration/craft store when I was a kid and I spent a lot of time there "helping" with the customers. The best project we did together was making my wedding dress 8 years ago. I will never forget those special moments.

  9. Love the picture! My grandmother and greatmother taught me to sew MANY years ago. I just recently blogged about it!


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