My hope was that I would follow in her footsteps and be a natural.
In fact, I tried to make a skirt and it looked like a small tube top of sorts.
Last week I got an itch to sew.
So I decided to make a tube.
That's right, a tube. Aim high, right?
I went in search of the perfect fabric, and came home with this:
There's a story behind it.
Several months ago I visited a sweet little antique store in downtown Forest Grove. I had been looking for a new lamp (I 'needed' one. Last time I 'needed' a lamp, I came home with this) and stumbled upon an amber colored swag lamp. I loved everything about it, except for the heaviness of the chain. Which was okay, because it was priced at $48. Too much.
Several weeks later I learned the store was going out of business and dropped in on the closing sale. I picked up a few things here, here, and here.
The swag lamp had a new price tag...$5. For that price, I was willing to overlook the heavy chain. I knew it was a must-have.
And that is when my love for retro went too far:
Today a friend said it reminded him of his grandma's house.
And he didn't mean it in a 'cool vintage-y' kind of way.
I think I'll retire my sewing machine for a while.
ps: anyone in 'need' of a swag lamp?