This is the early years. Not the very beginning. I wish I had pictures of my first projects - they were so bad! Hahaha. These are from the first year. As you can see it started with my love of bags and that love has not diminished.
These are from a couple of years into sewing. I loved tutorials and patterns by this point and was happy as a clam to sew bags, bags and more bags!
I even started to feel confident enough to alter patterns or design my own bags.
Zipper pouches and wallets are still a favourite go-to gift for me.
Dolls. My first doll (top middle) has been my most loved doll and I am so honoured that she was the favoured cuddle toy for my friend's daughter. My boys' super dolls were a huge hit and are still played with regularily.
Baby presents for my babies and friend's babies. How I love to give handmade treasures.
I've tried my hand at some children's clothing and with my mom's help sewed cloth diapers that I loved!
Did I mention bags? Yup, I have sewn a LOT of bags.
Notebook covers in large and small sizes. Gifts and sold in fundraisers.
I've had the privilege and honour of teaching some beginning sewists.
I've been stretched and challenged by commissioned orders. Things I had never made before and were trusted to do and afterward so proud of finishing.
I've challenged myself with projects that I wanted the finished product of and again, through the challenge and perseverance of it I was very proud of the results.
I've started and finished (most) several mass producing kind of projects. (I still have a partial picnic blanket in my WIP bin)
I love the creative process of sewing things from a flat piece of material into a work of function and/or art. Thanks for walking this journey with me. I plan on continuing on for many years to come.