Saturday, March 13, 2010

My New Friend Juki

I haven't blogged in a while partially because I haven't sewn forever because I've been in need of a new sewing machine. Now I'm so excited, I finally have my first brand new sewing machine, my previous machines were all used and didn't usually have an owner's manual with it, so I would have to figure things out on my own. This machine is computerized so I don't have to fuss with a lot of different things, it's the Juki HZL-E80. So far this machine is so nice. I researched different machines and for what I needed and what I was willing to pay, this was the best buy for me. I found an awesome deal on it too.

I had bought some fat quarters, with Amy Butler fabric, waiting to be used. I had just the project in mind for my first try at this wonderful sewing machine and here is what I made. It's just the size I wanted.

If you want to know where to find the pattern go here. It is a very cute and easy pattern. It only requires two fat quarters for fabric.

My second son Tanner had his ninth birthday and had a friend party too. I dread throwing friend birthday parties, but they always turn out great. We have a rule that guests DO NOT bring gifts. It sounds odd to most, but I think we get a better turn out because of it, we don't want someone not coming because they didn't buy a gift. Plus it takes a load off parents, I think.

Tanner has a book that gives him something to do when he's bored, The Encyclopedia of Immaturity, you know the child that always says he's bored, that's him. So here are a couple of things that keep him busy. His Little Man, and shrunken apple heads, Bob and Sally. Aren't they so cute? (ha ha ha)