What Women Want for Christmas

This is my lovely sewing machine called Quilter's Choice Pro from Baby Lock. It does only straight stitches, but powerful and beautiful. And I LOVE it. Soon after I opened the shop, I was searching for one GOOD one with which I don't have to curse everytime I get to the heaviest layered part where my needle eats up the fabric and refuses to go any further. I didn't need any fancy stitches but beautiful secure straight stitches. I was going for JUKI for its strong reputation, but I didn't know where to buy it locally. The place I went to in Daly City is no longer there, but they sold Baby Lock instead. I tried it, and fell in love. It was like magic. You will know what I mean if you try it. The owner gave me a deal and this baby came home with me that day. Besides beautiful stitches it creates, I love the automatic thread cutter. This makes a big difference in your sewing life. The price wasn't easy, but a good investment. Around $900, but it was totally worth it. The price usually associates with a number of stitches and fancy functions, but in many cases, you probablly don't use them. Straight, zig zag, button holes, zipper. That's all you need. Really. I think $300 is plenty for a good new one, and there is always a good second hand. So what do you want for Christmas? Just say a sewing machine.
it's made of metal. so heavy, but a heavy machine is a good machine...
one press on the scissors button, a thread is cut. no time and a thread wasted...
my serger next to baby lock. you don't need it, if you don't sew clothes. zigzag does the job, but it's nice to see the clean cut edges that a serger creates. mine cost about $180.

# by peapodfabricssf | 2009-12-18 16:13 | Sewing/Crafting  

Sweet Kids Stuff

More new guys...









# by peapodfabricssf | 2009-12-18 10:20 | Shop/Fabrics  


Today I received 20 bolts of Dolce by Tanya Whelan. So pretty...








# by peapodfabricssf | 2009-12-18 09:08 | Shop/Fabrics  

My Reindeer

f0194450_755779.jpgMy mug of the month, a reindeer mug will serve me during the holiday season.

# by peapodfabricssf | 2009-12-13 07:15 | life  

Hello Pajama Pants

f0194450_7574821.jpgSawubona, Salaam, Zdravo, Buon Giorno, Shalom, Guten Tag, Jo Napot, Hoi, Goddag, Namaste, Hola, Bonjour, Zhivjo, Aloha, and Konnichiwa everyone!
I just wanted to say Hello :-)The new print I received shows Hello in different languages. I think it's a cool print, and pajama pants are always fun things to make with a funky print. I just replaced the top photo from my cute elf with my new pjs, but sorry it doesn't really show the true color (I wanted to retake it, but someone didn't cooperate with me). But, here they are, nice and bright.

# by peapodfabricssf | 2009-12-12 08:39 | Sewing/Crafting