I have a confession.

I want to learn how to sew. Badly. I want to be able to make things. Things like this:

And this:

And this:

Also, if I could think like the person (or persons) who get all the stuff for Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids, that would be great too. And while I'm at it, I'd like to lose 60 pounds, sing opera, and go running every day.

But first, with the sewing, I'd need a sewing machine. And then I would need patience. And then I would need either Diana Brandon or Helen Louise Thompson living next door to me (or in my sewing closet) to give me constant guidance and validation. And then I would need a nanny because mommy would be too busy not sewing her hands to her latest project to make lunch or change diapers or play with blocks for the millionth time today. And somewhere in there, I'd need to get some fabric.

But then, if all those conditions are met, I could be a sewing master! The world would be a better and prettier place if I sewed. I promise.

I leave you with this, dear reader, do you have something you wish you had the time and money to do? And "taking a nap" doesn't count because everyone would do that, duh.

photos from grace violet, pottery barn kids, and heather bailey


Htr said...

Oh! Thanks for the momma shout-out - I'll let her know. Things I would learn with time and money? to decorate cakes and cookies. And woodcarving. And exercising. :)

mommyneedsanap said...

I too would like to learn to sew. I realize that stitch-witching everything does not count as sewing. Also, I'm with Htr-knowing how to decorate cakes would be awesome! Finally, I'd like to learn to arrange flowers.

P.S. That last picture you have of the little shirt and skirt is so very lovely.