I have sewing in my genetic code. However, In my house my mother was not the one who sewed our buttons back on or even our Brownie or Girl Scout Badges.
It was my father.
My great-grandmother on my mother's side was a seamstress in New York in the Garment District. My grandmother (my father's mother) is quite an accomplished seamstress as well. My father had experience sewing on badges as a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy. And when he sewed ours on they were perfect.
Through all this I never really learned to sew until last year when I took a class with my best friend. And last weekend we continued to learn when we went to Atlanta see Dana from Made give a Mystery workshop and demonstration. The workshop was held at Whipstich, a beautiful fabric store. Which was dangerous because I fell in love with so many of their fabrics.
One fabric I loved in particular was Metro Cafe. An beautiful fabric of teacups. I knew it would make adorable napkins. So to continue my craft I decided to make napkins this weekend.
And in order to stretch myself I figured out a project to make with the scraps: a matching tea towel.