On instagram and facebook, Thursdays have become this kind of looking back at your life sort of thing. My feeds become flooded with old pictures of times past and while I haven’t gotten into that aspect of it myself, I figured I would start my own version of it on the blog.
I started this blog when my daughter was born as an out (she is now pushing way too close to 8 years old). It was a way to record my thoughts and struggles as I transitioned to a stay at home mom. Soon after I started it, I began to pick up sewing again and everything happening in the world of sewing in my life truly blossomed via this blog. It really is a record of how far I’ve come with my knowledge and skills…and yet how far I still have to go. To that end, I thought it would be fun to try and start a regular repost on Thursdays from the archives.
I’m sharing this watermelon girl because she holds a special place in my heart. She was the first thing I ever embroidered that I totally loved and didn’t want to let go. And she was the first thing I ever sold on etsy. So in tribute, this is from the archives – February 2008
I am starting a stash of these with hopes of selling them, either by word of mouth or by opening an Etsy shop. I’m not sure yet.
Here is the latest; I call her Melon Girl. She turned out really great and I had a lot of fun sewing her.