I have been getting into sewing a lot recently, that is dress and bag-making rather than bear-making, and I got a new toy, isn’t it pretty?
Well, okay, maybe not pretty, but shiny anyway :o) I have plans to introduce it to the Bitty Baby clothes tomorrow night. Well, just as soon as I’ve read the very large instruction manual – it even came with a DVD for crying out loud! I’m wondering just how easy it will be to thread a 4 threaded beastie too…
Anywho, onto my discovery – that degree in maths and computer science was not a complete waste in my creative endeavours. This is my work table right now:
How many things from my high school maths classes can you spot on there, between the other tools, gadgets and gizmos? Then there’s the several hours I’ve spent playing with pattern pieces on Visio, working out the perfect dimensions for my new super-secret project, eyeing up rulers, calculating seam allowances, working out the best way to get all the pieces together, and then arranging and rearranging on digital pieces of material to get the optimum layout so that I can actually get 2 sets of the super-secret projects out of my limited pieces of material. Now I just have to put it into practice…
Fear not, the bears have not been abandoned, I’m just branching out :oD
Hm, branching out – like a tree? LT what is that secret you are keeping? Wonder if the Clan or Jack could be bribed with honey & peanut butter?
Oh Clan, oh Jack…I want to talk to you…
Heaps of Hugs
LT, does beastie have a name?
Oh I love secrets…..I'll be waiting for the new….whatever.
The Olde Bagg
Wow, Katie. That is some contraption. I struggle with one thread…It looks like hours of fun!
Hmm, what's it worth Prudence? ;o) I think I might call it Big Brother's Little Brother, as both my sewing machine and overlocker are Brothers :oD
I will share the super secret project in a few weeks…
I wish you lots of luck threading that new toy of yours. I think they are handy devices though I don't have one myself. I do believe the threading of it is the hardest part but you are so smart that I'm sure it will be nothing – nothing at all – to you. I look forward to seeing lots of pretty things from your brothers! (Now that does sound a bit weird!)
I have left an award for you on my blog and so now, tag…..you're it. Hugs