I have been most looking foward to today.  My sister-in-law just bought a machine and today we put together a tote bag from Bend the Rules Sewing which I bought her for Christmas along with a little notions kit I put together.


This is the pretty box I decoupaged (somebody needs to bring that craft back–it’s so fun) to fit all the notions:


It was nice to take a back seat and play the role of teacher for the day.  I realize that actually teaching music has forced me to do what I thought was completely unnatural for me (and was definitely at the beginning)–which is to teach and to do so more instinctively.  I still feel like as a musician, my brain is wired to perform and not as much to teach, but perhaps I could teach something else.  Who knows?!

Here is her bag.  I think it looks great, particularly because it is one of her first projects.


It’ll be perfect for my nephew to cart around his toys in.


  1. sunkissedgal1 Reply

    This was so much fun to make! Thanks so very much for your help….I can’t wait to have another sewing day!


    • Indeed it was. I’ll bring Gnomey next time so we can sew together.

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