As the title states, this is my first ever blog post. I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. I’ve never written before, so I’m sure this is going to take some serious practice. This post is basically to introduce myself and to state my reasons for starting this blog.
My name is Tabi, and I’m addicted to making things. My mind is always going a hundred miles a minute planning my next project. My main creative outlets are sewing, and knitting. I’ve dabbled at times in drawing, watercolors, crochet, woodworking, graphic design, and photography. I don’t claim to be a professional in any of these areas as I am completely self-taught.
I learned to sew almost 4 years ago. My daughters had just received their first American Girl dolls (we won them in a giveaway at our local Barnes & Noble), and I couldn’t bring myself to pay upwards of $30 for a doll outfit. So, I did what I do best: googled, found some .pdf patterns, and learned to sew! My first few years of sewing included sewing for dolls on a very basic Janome that was borrowed from my mother. Eventually the outfits became more and more complex (we totally have a nearly complete miniature Doctor Who costume collection 😂), and I learned many, many sewing techniques. Finally I purchased my own sewing machine and serger and moved on to sewing for myself and my family. I definitely know the basics of sewing (and am very pleased with my finished projects), but I’m a total newb when it comes to knowing what is wrong with fit and how to correct those issues.
I plan to use this blog to record details of the projects I complete. My goal is to create a functional wardrobe that is fully handmade. I am constantly wishing that I could remember all of my past makes, so this is my way of doing that going forward. Hopefully this will also push me to actually photograph my finished objects. I plan to include mainly sewing and knitting projects, but I’m sure there will be an occasional random project. I want to become a better writer and photographer, a better knitter, and a better seamstress.
Thanks for reading,