I CAN SEW!

Here’s the thing about moving:

It’s expensive and it requires a ridiculous amount of work.

But the great news is, once you get settled and into your routine, there’s a complete repression of those moving memories. Because every time I’m getting ready to move… I’m giddy excited. And then you start packing. And keep packing. And find a moving van. And forward your mail. And move the boxes. And unloaded the boxes. And change your utilities. And find a trash service. And buy curtains…

Sigh.

All of that whining aside – I have EXCELLENT news:

I am OUT of the apartment. And into the most wonderful little home! A home!

Yay!

So my evenings of late have been spent unloading boxes of junk (also, when did I accumulate so much stuff?), getting curtains and organizing.

And learning to sew.

That’s right. I said it.

This girl can now use a sewing machine – without breaking anything. Or losing any fingers.

I was inspired as my cute little house has the ugliest sink the bathroom. Maybe ever. It’s basically a basin sitting on top of plywood. That’s been painted white. And after looking at it and cringing, I thought… “I bet I could make something for that…”

Yes. I thought that.

And then I turned to Pinterest, where I found this picture:

Doesn't this look like the cutest little cottage bathroom sink?!

Doesn’t this look like the cutest little cottage bathroom sink?!

And in my brain I was like – “no really, I can make that… I just need a sewing machine and some Velcro.” So I emailed my amazing friend Emily (because she’s crafty and awesome) and asked if: 1) she had a sewing machine and 2) if I could borrow it after she gives me a mini lesson on how to use the sucker.

The crazy lady agreed.

Also, she’s insanely smart and brought pins.

So, I cut a white sheet that I already had (and don’t use because it was like $5 from Walmart and itchy) in half (length wise) and folded pleats into it and secured those with pins.

Oh... you can't see the pleats because of the cheese oozing out? Sorry. I was so excited.

Oh… you can’t see the pleats because of the cheese oozing out? Sorry. I was so excited.

And then I just sewed it. It really was that easy.

Then I cut one inch pieces of adhesive Velcro – put one side on the sink… one side on the fabric (it just stayed – I thought I was going to have to sew it on!) … and BAM! ugliest sink of all times covered right up!

Yes. I do have the girliest bathroom of all times. I think it hides the poop brown overtones... Also - ignore the "stuff" everywhere. Did I mention I just moved?!

Yes. I do have the girliest bathroom of all times. I think it hides the poop brown overtones… Also – ignore the “stuff” everywhere. Did I mention I just moved?!

Let’s just say – It’s come a long way from where we started:

Don't judge all of the tubs, I came from a bathroom with LOTS of storage to a bathroom with NO storage. Don't worry, it's all organized now!

Don’t judge all of the tubs, I came from a bathroom with LOTS of storage to a bathroom with NO storage. Don’t worry, it’s all organized now!

I still need to hem it.. and sew the two pieces together…

Because as soon as Emily left me unsupervised left, I broke the sewing machine. As in, there’s no more thread in the needle and I don’t know how to get it back in…

So maybe saying “I know how to sew” is a bit strong.

But if someone else does all of the setup work, I can absolutely just push the fabric through the machine. So, you know, whatever you’d call that.

The rest of the week/weekend will be filled with fun other home projects – so stay tuned for:

  • Hunting down and painting a desk
  • Organizing my office
  • Putting together a bedroom

And then when it’s “all together” I promise to put up photos for a mini house tour!

Yay moving!

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2 thoughts on “I CAN SEW!

  1. Did you never take home ec in middle school?? hahaha all I remember is that you’ll have to check the bobbin and if that still has thread then you pull it up, thread it through the needle, and leave a long tail. then just keep sewing!

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