My sister and I both took the same beginner's sewing course. We've both since become hooked; however, we don't have much time to actually sew. Still we have a great time shopping for fabric together. (Look for a great post coming up about a recent trip and a special project that I'm working on.)
Little Sister is in medical school (she wants to deliver babies!) and she's one half of the class presidency for the second year in a row (we're so proud of her!). Consequently, she is planning a formal for May. Clearly, she is not busy enough because she is planning on making her dress.
Boyfriend's friends are getting married in the new year and I recently bought fabric and a pattern for a dress that would be perfect for that occasion.
Over the winter holidays, we plan to cart our sewing machines to each other's houses (no easy task!) and at least start our projects together. We hope to finish them, but life gets in the way.
Since this is part of my time spent together list, part four is make something together; craft together. Clearly, sewing is not exactly everyone's thing. We don't celebrate Christmas, but most people do. If we did, I'm sure one of our traditions would be to make a new ornament for the tree together. I've seen so many interesting options, including photographs, paper mache (which is actually pretty easy, if messy), and other crafty homemade ornaments. It's far more special to take handprints of your baby every year and turn them into ornaments, than to buy an expensive bauble.