I'm so glad some of you took my advice and made some money selling your Loopy stash. Isn't that fun? I'm not sure why that fabric is in such high demand right now but I seems to be an Australian thing. I'm curious.
Anyway, I've been wanting to show off my new machine for awhile now! I bought a 20-ish year old industrial Juki from a dress shop in Phoenix (God bless Craigslist!). It's a DDL 5550. She was asking 395.00, we offered 300.00 and got it for 350.00. Yay! It's fast. Scary fast. But it was exactly what we needed to crank out our Christmas orders and has made life much easier around here. Check out the 1/2 horsepower motor. This thing weighs a ton and it took a lot of effort to get it upstairs and settled into it's place. It's not going anywhere. The machine part tips back on a hinge but I don't do without Joey here to help since my friend Karen LePage had an accident with her industrial machine (story here but it's not for folks who are squeamish).
I love this side bobbin winder so much. I just pop the bobbin in and it winds it while I'm sewing. So efficient!
So this is my new Hipster Haberdasher factory set up. My regular machine is for putting buttons on the laptop cases and the Juki does the rest.
I got a 1/4" foot for it and decided to try a scrappy block with it. I was in such a hurry I put some strips together in the wrong order. Duh.
It's going to take some adjusting since the first block on my new machine was a little off from the others and the second block came up significantly goofy compared to my previous blocks done on my other machine. I can make this block work with some stretching and tweaking but I definitely need to make some adjustments before trying again.
I hope you're having a great week. We are in the middle of The Great Uncluttering here in our home so it's been extremely messy and ugly but we are now in the process of tidying up and it's really feeling much more clean and sparce. We still have a ways to go but are so glad we went from "Where do we put this?" to "Why are we keeping this?". We should have asked ourselves that question in the first place.
Crafty folks are good at making messes but it's really hard to feel inspired if you live in a mess too long. Onward and upward!