Here is the costume that just about killed me making! Well, not really, but man it was an adventure.
First thing, I had to learn to use the sewing machine my dear mother bought me last year for Christmas. Yes, I got it for Christmas and then waited until October to use it. I will share with you my biggest fear: I was afraid I would LOVE using it. Am I silly? I know I am, but here’s the deal…I knit, I crochet, I paint yarn, I (poorly try to) spin yarn. I do too many things. Not really, but I tend to lose focus easily! So, if you throw one more thing, that I like to do in the mix, then I would never be able to sleep. There is just not enough hours in the day and really, how productive is sleeping anyway?
So, I put off learning to use my sewing machine. And then the very first thing I sew is this incredibly thick bear fur. You know that wasn’t easy!!! After I realized you didn’t have to go full speed with the peddle it got a LOT easier! Haha! But, I did it, after countless hours of focused attention, the costume was done. I swore if the thread broke and I had to re thread the needle I would throw my sewing machine out the window. Yet, the thread broke at least 5 more times since I swore and I still sat there and sewed. So, you would think after all the birth pains of creating this darn costume I would swear off sewing forever. But NO! The process was a pain, yes, but the outcome…soooo cool! There you have it, I am no longer a sleeper. I knit, crochet, crocheter, paint yarn, try to spin, and SEW! Really?