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!