Archive for February, 2009

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My Dream Serger

Feb
No Comments   Posted by gretchen |  Category:Sewing

Last fall, while at the fair, I decided to stop by a booth set up by a local sewing machine chain to check out some sergers. I had absolutely no intention of buying. Fast forward ten minutes, when this sweet old lady is giving me paperwork to finance the PFAFF Coverlock 4862! I hadn’t walked into that booth alone; I had my mom (an experienced sewer) with me. My mom suggested that I go take a walk to think it over. I hemmed and hawed all day at the fair; I even went back to “visit” the serger a few more times. But that $1200 price tag was just too much, so I went home empty handed.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago: I’m trolling ebay, and what do I see but a brand new Coverlock 4862 at a great price! I knew I couldn’t pass it up.

I now have the serger here with me, and I’m stoked to get it up and running. I’ve been wanting to work with knits, but my sewing machine (my Grandma’s Elna ST) just isn’t up to the job. I’ll be sure to post how the serger is working out!

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The Most Beautiful Laundry Hamper

Feb


I was at The Container Store the other day, and while browsing the sale section, came across this, by Umbra.  I wanted it just for the fabric alone, but I’m trying to be responsible with my purchases (and I already have too many “bargains” that just sat around until I gave them to Goodwill).  Lucky for me, I actually did need it!

Someone in this household isn’t too speedy with the putting away of the clean clothes.  And our current clean clothes receptacle is this old plastic laundry basket my boyfriend inherited from his family.  I get really tired of looking at it; then I give up and put all of his clothes away.  Luckily, this “crunch can” is bigger than the other hamper, as well as much nicer to look at.  Oh, and it can scrunch down flat, for those times when the magical clean clothes elf appears.

Umbra makes many other sizes and shapes as well, available online at containerstore.com.  Oh, and many are still on sale!

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