New Embroidery Machine

Published June 28, 2012 by kurolace

This cat arrived packed perfectly – complete with Styrofoam bumpers. 😛

Hello 🙂 …

I’m afraid I’ve been absent for a while, haven’t I? Worry not, sweetlings, I still exist! Its just that the summer heat has hit in full here… and I am busy wilting most of the day 😛

Its been a bit over a week since my 25th birthday… which was back on the 15th. I feel so old saying that… What ever happened to 20? or 17 for that matter? …. Well, besides thinking depressing thoughts about how my life isn’t nearly what I hoped it would be by 25… I did have a nice day. We didn’t make much of a big deal out of it. My mom baked a delicious pineapple-upside-down cake, and we went out to a Japanese restaurant for sushi. Seeing as I don’t really have many friends here in my hometown, I didn’t do anything besides hang out with my family.  This year I completely failed to think of gifts that people could give me, so I ended up with all monetary gifts, which was just fine by me. After a lot of consideration, I finally decided to buy an embroidery machine.

Actually its a sewing-embroidery combo machine. The Brother SE-400. It only can do small (4x4in) embroidery, but that’s fine. The larger machines are significantly more expensive (like $2,000 plus), so I figured I’d start small and see if I even like machine embroidery enough to someday invest in a larger machine. So far I haven’t had much luck with using the machine… I am completely new to machine embroidery, so I’ve run into my fair share of newbie-errors. Also, accumulating all the necessary accessories has taken some time and an additional few hundred (the machine was $300).

I’ve already indulged in buying some cool goth-y embroidery patterns … so once I finally successfully complete one, I’ll post a few pics!

I’ve also been working on some sewing projects lately, including a tiered skirt and a flannel children’s blanket (shaped like a flower). I went on a bit of a fabric buying splurge and now my room is stuffed with bags of supplies again XD … If only I could have a little studio or craft room!

“Foolish Human, this is MY sewing project”

 

Other exciting news: I’ve finally decided to open an Etsy store! It will have the same name as my blog…. and I ordered some business cards yesterday! 🙂 In the next few days I need to get my act together and photograph some of my items.

 

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2 comments on “New Embroidery Machine

  • Wow a lot of congrats to give! Firstly, happy belated bday! The big 25 – hope you’re enjoying it so far! Congrats on your new machine, by the sound of it, it will be a well used and enjoyed companion and last but not least, congrats on your store! Progress is shining upon you 🙂

    But before I get sidetracked, I was unable to post a comment on your ‘About’ page but I stopped by to say that as a subscriber to my blog I’d like to thank you so much for your support and would like to invite you to participate in my current giveaway (my latest post) – it’s open internationally and you could win £40 fashion store credit plus a cute pair of cubic zirconia earrings! The store credit is from dangerous.co.uk who specialize in goth/pinup clothes.

    Back to the post! – I’m hankering for pineapple upside-down cake now… and I love the captions you wrote for your cat, who btw has the most beautiful face!

    All the best

    Dappydolly

    • Thanks! I am getting used to the idea of being 25… lol.
      Yes the machine is getting a lot of use already… although the first week or so was a bit rocky 😛
      Hehe… everyone always comments on ZsaZsa’s face! 🙂

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