Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Scrimping

     Before I get to the sewing post, I have to tell a quick story about the word "scrimp". Last summer, a colleague and I attended some training sessions in Baton Rouge. One of the words that kept appearing in our manual was the word "scrimp". I insisted that they must have had a typo because scrimp isn't even a word (unless you count the mispronunciation of "shrimp"). We giggled a lot that day! Come to find out, it IS a word. . . that lots of people use. We looked it up in the dictionary. According to Merriam-Webster: "Synonyms: pinch, save, economize, skimp, spare".
     So. . . . here's how I scrimped last week for my sewing project. I used leftover fabric (from SB's curtains) and leftover ribbon (from a birthday gift I made for a friend). I already had the onesie since we got a bunch of plain white ones before we knew that Sara Beth was a girl. I used this website for the step-by-step instructions and ended up with an adorable little onesie dress. Thanks to my mom-in-law for the extra guidance! It wasn't very hard, so I'll probably end up making one for every occasion. This sewing hobby is getting to be really fun!

Oh. . . and this is what Sara Beth and Opa were up to while I was sewing.

3 comments:

Carol said...

You are doing really well with your sewing! It is fun when you have a little one to sew for!

Brandi and Adam Hart said...

Thanks Carol! I wish it were summer again so we could spend a day in the country sewing with you.

Mrs. Jonell said...

We didn't 'scrimp' on cuteness in THIS family!! :o)

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