Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Merry Christmas to me!!!

Well with the downfall of my sewing machine it was finally time for me to invest in a good one (instead of just what I could get at Target). I went to the Sew & Vac to check out the machines, hoping that my budget would include an embroidery machine... well...HAH .. not even close :)

So I was bummed, I liked the machines but without embroidery they weren't special and I was tempted to get another cheap machine. Then I decided to go back and see what they had Used! I was in luck - just a tiny bit out of my budget I could get a USED Husqvarna Viking Designer 1, an older model that takes floppy, but it does embroidery and has all the features I wanted!

As of Friday, I am the proud owner of this used machine and I played with it all weekend! I really need to purchase some good embroidery patterns but it's fun to play with what it has.

I did realize however it is lacking the rolled hem foot that I have come to LOVE. I need to rectify that - of course Husqvarna has about 4 or 5 different sizes of rolled hem feet... yikes! I put them on my xmas wish list.

I can't wait to start making xmas gifts - gotta get my money's worth of this machine some how!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oh my goodness - I can't believe how long it's been since I blogged. The month is just flying by. Of course work is busy so that helps.

Anyway - I never posted a picture of the 3 halloween costumes I made. Here they are (sorry for the blocked out faces - it was easiest to show the costumes ON and I want to keep my cousins' privacy intact). So here are the costumes - Zombie, princess from Enchanged, and Jasmine:
Jasmine's costume is a couple sizes too big but she loves it and can wear it for a few years this way :)

The sewing was complete the week before Halloween. Of course my machine did not make it but.... that just means it was time for a new sewing machine for Christmas... details to come soon!