Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Getting In Touch With My Inner Seamstress And My Janome Jem Gold Plus Trim And Stitch

I have failed to mention that something very special happened to me a few weeks ago.

My sewing machine quit working.

Special huh?
Well this gave me a reason to start on the fantastic hunt for a new one. After searching, asking, getting frustrated and so much more, I settled on this one.
To say that I have fallen in love is an understatement. I'm not sure if I love it so much because it just does what I ask it to do, or for the fact that it's a new machine and my old one was probably considered an antique.

This is a Janome Jem Gold Plus Trim and Stitch, which means it has a simple little attachment so that you can make it do light serging. Cool huh.

Anyway, this has opened new windows for me as an acclaimed seamstress. I plan on going places with my talent now!
Just kidding, but I have managed to whip some things up so far.

One of my nieces had a very special birthday and I wanted to make her something. Not sure that it's special, but now she knows I'm still alive and I think of her:-)
I'm not sure if this little dress is coming or going. Originally I made it for my newest niece, but it didn't quite turn out as I had hoped. We'll see...
Making flowers is snap now and I'm having fun putting them on everything! (I'm trying to avoid embellishing my boys clothes with them so far)

Now I just need to clean up the huge mess that I tend to make whenever I sew.

Scratch that, tornado sirens going off again. *sigh* Living in Texas is never boring!


Sarah said...

Ummm....SO hoping the little bag goes to your etsy shop!

Lolly Jane said...

just wanted to swing by and say we're lovin your blog! xo

Alisha said...

That little bag is super cute! yeah, I thought of you today when the sirens were going off. thought about running up the street to have some company :)

Jane of All Trades said...

How fun for you! Nothing like getting a new toy. I've recently purchased a new laptop and camera. It's been fun "playing" with them. Unfortunately, my laptop had issues and I had to take it back and am now "patiently" waiting for another one. (Should be here Sat.) Anyway, looking forward to seeing more of what you "whip up" with your new machine.

The Misty Journey said...

I love my Janome!!! Had it for years and it is a sweet machine, even if mine is old now and doesn't have your fancy attachment or look like yours, I have LOVED this machine!!! The roses look so cool. I will have to learn how to make those. :)