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machine envy

Monday, May 11th, 2009

I’ve had a bit of machine envy recently.  Whilst buying needles at Frank Nutt I saw the new, all singing all dancing Bernina 830.  Just a mere £6,500 buys you this very expensive toy.  It has an electronic switch to lift the sewing foot up and down and a really long arm.  No manual lifting of levers here or squashing fabric under the arm.

To be fair I wouldn’t really want one as if I was going to spend that kind of money on a sewing machine I’d be better off with an industrial one.

It does make me think who would buy these type of machines - they’re not made for professionals and they’re quite expensive for hobbyists. I also have a bit of a problem with the automated aspect of these computerised machines.  Is it really you embroidering that picture if you set a machine to do it?

Whilst on the subject of machine envy I went charity shopping on Friday and went past a drycleaners and alteration shop in Harborne.  They had miniature machines as a window display.  They are really beautiful and they actually work

I have my own miniature sewing machine which actually works.  It was a birthday present a couple of years ago and it has pride of place on our record shelves.  I think I want to decorate my studio with more of these.  They’re slightly more affordable than the Bernina 830 and probably more of an inspiration.

photos uploaded

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

As promised photos of new cushions are up on website.  You can have a look at them here.

There is still a bit of technical jiggery pokery to do but you can see most of the items which were on sale at Mid Century Modern.

Hope that you like them and that the kittens kept you entertained while you waited.

A big thank you to Penny who shot all the work.

new photos coming soon

Monday, March 30th, 2009

As the title suggests there will be some photos of all the products on sale at Mid Century Modern up by the end of the week.

Without boring you all it takes a little bit of time to do, so please bear with me while I upload the images.

While you wait - here are some cute kittens playing

more boxes

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

So have spent the last 2 days embroidering my display boxes.  It was a slow start but after just 2 days all of the embroidery is complete.  I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of Gillian and Olga - a very big thank you ladies.

Here’s a sneaky peek at what they look like

display cabinet, Light House, Wolverhampton

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

I’ve had a busy day with a trip to Wolverhampton to install purses and brooches in a display cabinet at Light House.  It’s part of the Plot scheme which supports creative people with all kinds of helpful stuff including marketing, business advice, training and exhibition space.

I’m really pleased with how things look - you can take a look yourself below.  Also a big thank you to Kate Spragg for all her help.

All of the items are for sale and will be on display until Christmas