Monday, March 12, 2007

Now I have no excuse


Well, I've finally gone and done it. I purchased a new sewing machine! Winging it's way to me via UPS (I bought over the phone from my Mom's local shop after Mom did all the research and shopping for me--thanks, Mom!) is one Janome 6600, which surprises me since I assumed I would be buying a Bernina. In the end, I chose the Janome mostly because it has a longer arm, which means I can fit more quilt into it. But I think either machine would be fantastic. I mean, doesn't this just look like it's going to be fun?

Here are a few other things we're enjoying:

Bookins. Trade your books and pay just the cost of shipping. Now I won't feel guilty parting with books to save space, since someone else can enjoy them.

Peter Bjorn and John. Jump on the bandwagon! They are clearly a favorite at KCRW as well, particularly their song Young Folks.


Making finger puppets. We're making some friends for the puppets Todd brought back from Barcelona a couple of years ago. Ours are made of Paperclay (just because it was handy--other materials would work equally well, I'm sure) and are being painted with acrylic craft paints. A little Benjamin Moore for the hair, I think, since I still have brown test samples from the dog mural. We're making a family of Mr. Man, Mrs. Lady, little girl, and one pig. I'm sure they'll be joining the Little People who take the school bus to our miniature MoMA several times a day to look at "aht."


Learning to use chopsticks. This kid likes sushi so much, and with her new clothespin-style chopsticks she's got it going on! Don't worry--she doesn't actually eat the yarn; we give her the real stuff when she gets hungry. I think I'll have to make her something with that sushi-print fabric. First project for the new machine?

Hope you had a good weekend!

13 comments:

  1. Hurray for new toys! Although that machine looks scaaaary! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

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  2. Congratulations on your new purchase! I know so many people lately who have bought that Janome. It's making me wish I needed a new machine.

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  3. oh that machine looks serious! can't wait to see what you pump out on that little baby!!

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  4. Congratulations on the new machine!

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  5. congrats on the new machine. woo hoo!!

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  6. You're getting me more exited about my impending sewing machine purchase! And I secretly always wanted a pair of the clothes pin chopsticks. Our sushi place has them available for kids and I've always felt awkward about asking to use them.

    I think they are so fun!

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  7. I love the practice sushi and the "aht" - that is some savvy child you are raising there.

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  8. congratulations on your new sewing machine. I just bought a new one back in october, and I still feel very spoiled and happy about it.

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  9. congrats on the exciting new machine... so many buttons and wonderful things ahead!
    love the little finger puppets too. very cute!

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  10. First time in your blog. What lovely things! I wish I knew how to make bags like that. Your new machine looks very professional.

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  11. Congratulations on your new machine! I've been limping away on my old, cheap one for too many years.

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  12. Janome all the way I say. I have loved mine pasionately and it is the entry level model! Here's to many happy hours of sewing for you.

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  13. Anonymous12:55 AM

    I luv the chopstick! I'll have to check out Melbourne's Chinatown and hunt some down for friends with kids.

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