All posts tagged: SewingSpace

My Space For Sewing – Revamp Phase 2

I feel a bit more comfortable writing this post as the photos I’m sharing with you aren’t of the embarrassing nature that appeared in Phase 1!  There was quite a lot to be done before my new Janome could be introduced to Gertrude and the gang (i.e. Thimberlina and my Overlocker with no name).  This included: Stash cull and tidy – TICK! Lick of paint New curtains Build 2 new tables from Ikea – TICK! Major sort out of everything into neat little, big and medium size boxes – TICK! Deal with wool stash – OMG – I must have found at least 5 WIP’s that I’d totally forgotten about, plus loads of crochet practicings.  None particularly big or important,  but just forgotten as a shinier project appeared in the distance. Make it look pretty. Make pin cushion. The list above is not conclusive or exhaustive and probably will be added to, as well as items ticked along the way, but progress has been made and that;’ what this post is about, so here we have: NICELY …

MY Space for Sewing – Revamp Phase 1

We all have a space somewhere, whether it be large, small, pretty, draughty…. it doesn’t matter because it’s OUR space and if anyone says it’s untidy we’ll have their guts for garters.  We can lay our hands on anything we want at the drop of a hat.  But, on the other hand,  we’ve all suffered at some point of the dreaded ‘sewing space envy’. Then next time we enter ours space we notice the imperfections and find it hard to get motivated. Me? Yup, I’ve suffered too.  I blame Thimberlina. Ali was so organised and tidy until Thimberlina came along with Gertrude and took over out modest 3 bedroomed semi.  Gone were the family teas where we sat down having civilised discussions at meal times.  Now replaced with TV dinners.  TV DINNERS!!! They were unheard of until Thimberlina came along.  But now the dining table was home to a sewing machine and overlocker and 12 months down the line, all THIS had happened…………… And if that wasn’t bad enough, check out the corner behind….. Things had started to get out of control. …

Too Excited To Type

I’ve a parcel on it’s way and I received a text to track it’s progress, so I did. And then I looked again….. I’ve never seen this service before! I’m amazed! I’ve bought the Horizon Memory Crafty 8200QC , here’s what it says about it on the Janome Website: FULLY COMPUTERISED MEMORISE STITCH & ALPHABET COMBINATIONS MAXIMUM SPEED CONTROLLER PROGRAMMABLE NEEDLE UP/DOWN LOCK STITCH FEATURE START / STOP BUTTON 200+ BUILT-IN STITCHES AUTO 1-STEP BUTTONHOLES ( 7 STYLES ) 9MM STITCH WIDTH AUTO NEEDLE THREADER AUTO THREAD CUTTER REMOTE THREAD CUTTER PORT With a 280mm (11”) arm space right of the needle and a total arm length of 440mm ( 17” ), this machine is ideal bigger projects and yet is equally suited to precision sewing. It has a built-in AcuFeed system for precise fabric handling and an easy change needle plate to enhance straight stitch performance. The 9mm stitch width gives added creative options whilst the host of special computerised features makes it so easy to use. Weight – 12kg Best go unlock the door……it’s …