I know, this sounds like an odd title for a doggie blog, right? But I'm so excited - I've fallen in love with my sewing machine again!
When I was younger I dreamt that I would be a fashion designer and learned to sew at a fairly early age. My grandmother sewed (still does, actually), my mother sewed and I loved it too. I went to college as a fashion merchandising major and LOVED all of my classes that dealt with "construction" - actually sewing and creating garments. Instead of design I went into retail, and away went my sewing machine (and any time I would have spent on it).
Fast forward to a few years later, and my creative side kept calling to me. Ever get that sickened feeling when you see someone doing something you wish you could be doing? I felt that way any time I walked back into a craft/fabric store. Along comes my idea for my "Little Black Dog Boutique"! The textile side (collars, leashes, bedding and clothes) was going to join my treats, eventually, but I'll be honest - it's been about 10 years since I used my sewing machine in college! I even bought a machine several years ago, but it stayed in it's box, being carried around from place to place until I had the nerve to start sewing again. Threading my machine was actually intimidating. But........
Have fun and be creative today!