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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cue the Choir of Angels

Another perk to Jeff being home (aside from hanging out with him after a long week apart) is that he can watch the short man and I can get back to sewing!

I will stock my Etsy shop before the end of the summer. I will stock my Etsy shop before the end of the summer. I will stock my Etsy shop before the end of the summer. I will stock my Etsy shop before the end of the summer.

If I keep saying it, it'll magically happen, right?

I've had the darn thing set up for months now, but have been preoccupied with other projects, work, and general laziness and haven't put anything in it. I have all these grand plans to make blankets, bibs, burp cloths, nursing pads and covers, toy tote bags, sun dresses, and bucket hats. What do I have done? Um....yeah. Moving on.

This week, there was a new addition to my little sewing appliance family. I cleaned and organized all of my craft stuff in preparation. Yes, I was nesting for my new machine. Don't judge me. On Wednesday, my new Brother 1034 3/4 Lay-In Thread Serger arrived!! Here is where the choir of angels comes in.

My pretty. ::pets serger:: My other two machines are Singers (my Mom's Fashion Mate 360 and a Quilting Confidence), so this is my first Brother. Why switch brands? To be honest, the reviews for the Singer sergers were appalling. Unless you were dropping like $700, they averaged two stars with complaints of cheap manufacturing. No thank you. This one had great reviews and was said to be very newbie friendly for a reasonable price. Sold. One flick of my Amazon trigger finger and it was here in two days.

I unboxed it, put it on the table, opened the instruction manual....and almost vomited. This thing is so intimidating! There section on threading the machine is like seven pages long. Save me. I haven't attempted playing with it just yet - I'm going to try this new thing where I read the manual first instead of winging it. I'll let you know how that goes.

Before I go lock myself in a room with this novel of a manual, here's a random gem. Why is the person in the illustration wearing a house slipper? What are you trying to say Brother? I bet this manual was made by a man. What if I sew in 4 inch heels, bitches!?

(I don't, but I'm just sayin'.)


  1. Yay you're starting an etsy shop!! I hearted your shop... would you mind hearting mine back?

  2. You can do it, Momma! I favorited you so I'll be able to see when you list your stuff. I am waiting with eager anticipation!