Thursday, January 26, 2012

colorful life....

Sometimes I love Craigslist. Sometimes I don't - it's gotten weird and there are a lot of crazies on there. But this week I loved it since I posted my basic Singer sewing machine up on my local arts and crafts sale board and had it sold that day! I wanted to sell it since I just didn't like using it that much - I kept having issues with the tension and just ended up not using it because I always felt like it was a pain to use. And also because I saw, read the reviews, and ended up buying this the day before I sold my old one:


A new, computerized sewing machine. Love it. So much easier and fun to use. And I love the newer technology - push a button and it knows what you want to do and what weight fabric you are working with. I've already hemmed a few pairs of pants that I've been needing to get hemmed (story of my life...I am so short!). It's not a high end machine by any means - there are much fancier and sturdier machines out there...but it's a better machine than the very basic one I had was. And it was on sale and not too bad at all after I sold the other one.


It's a nice addition to my studio - which I recently cleaned up. Still needs some organizing though. I have a lot of art, craft, and sewing stuff in there! 


Besides just hemming pants, I wanted a new project to do with my new machine. Even though I had a horrible migraine all day yesterday....I went out to Jo-Ann's and got some fabric and started cutting out some of it tonight. Love these bright, cheery colors - guess I wanted some happy while I was feeling so horrible yesterday! I'll show you the project when I get it finished....maybe....as long as I do actually finish it and as long as it turns out decent.


6 comments:

  1. I love Craigslist (minus the crazies). In fact, I probably would have bought your machine if we were in the same city. When I get back to the States, I'm teaching myself to use a seeing machine, I've decided. Any tips??

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  2. Love the fabric!

    http://bobbisharpphotography.blogspot.com/

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  3. Fabulous new machine! Love your colorful paintings ... one day I'd like to make some space to dabble in painting :) Fun shots!

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  4. I love your paintings, too. Sewing is one of those things I wish I had more time for.

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  5. Oh my goodness! I am so excited for you : ) I hope you have a wonderful time sewing up a storm!

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  6. Sounds like a great machine! Hope you have lots of fun with it!

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