October 15, 2015

I Feel Productive Today

I already handed the first batch of headbands that I made. The residents loved them. I'm glad.  I planned to make more. Just a simple keepsake.  It is fun to share a little bit of ourselves to others, without expecting anything in return.

The other day, I was wearing one of the headbands I made for myself when one of the residents asked where did I get my headband.  I said, I made it.  She was amazed to learn that I can make them.  So, I ended up telling her I am going to make one for her.

Headband From Scratch

Tonight, I made another batch of headbands. Hope the residents would like it as the others.  I felt so accomplished by doing this.

 I am excited to bring these tomorrow.  =)

Time check - 12:15 AM
October 16, 2015

October 11, 2015

Brother CS-6000i

I have an old sewing machine and I can say that I learned so many things from it.  It was not a good quality machine but tolerable since it is for a beginner like me. But, I want a better machine that can help me work flawlessly.  I think I am getting better, haha...

Unfortunately, I did not have money for a better machine so I put up with my old one, for a couple of  months.  I started saving money just to buy me a new one.  For the meantime, I kept using my old toy because I am still learning from it. It was alright.  What matters was I am having fun.  I get irritated at times, especially if the thread jams. Oh, the fun... but I survived. Haha...

Singer 1507

Singer 1507, my husband bought this for me as a birthday gift.  I was 40 then but I did not use this until I was 42.  Anyways, I am not going to throw my Singer away.  I am keeping it as a back-up.  I can still use it for small projects. 

In September, I bought a new machine, yay! I was looking for another singer and I already had something in mind.  I saved money for it. I always go to JoAnn Fabric Store, and that's where I saw "My" dream machine.  It was on sale that time so I was like, "I am buying you!"  but... my husband told me to check it online for it might be cheaper.  So, online I went.  The prices are almost the same.  As I was browsing, a machine caught my attention.  It was so pretty and it has all five stars. All reviews were positive.  There were negative ones but I never count on those.  I go for the positive one and the stars.  The price was also reasonable.  As soon as it arrived, I tested it and I was in love with how smooth it is and all the features was all I was looking for. 

Brother CS-6000i

So here, the Singer sewing machine I was eyeing for was worth $300 + and Brother CS-6000i I got it for $147.00 on Amazon.  I saved a ton with my Brother, haha... I am sewing, and sewing, and sewing, and sewing.  I only stop if I have to go to work.  I am still learning the machine, though, but I love it already.  It's worth the wait,doesn't it?

I will tell about the features of my new toy next time.  This woman needs to go to bed because I am gonna be working on the floor tomorrow.  Have a good night everyone. =)

October 9, 2015

DIY Seat Belt Cover

I do not like my seat belt touching and rubbing my skin, especially my neck.  It irritates me a lot.  I planned to buy a seat belt online but it is too expensive just for a pair. So, I thought "Maybe I can make one for myself."  It was my first attempt and I can say that I am pleased. 

Purrst Seat Belt Cover

Here's what really excites me.  My co-worker saw my seat belt cover and she wanted one for herself.  I was skeptical at first.  To be honest, the one I made was just for myself and though I liked it, it is not perfect, yet.  Anyways, I still tried my best.  So, tonight... I've decided to sew. 

Seat Belt Cover For Dog Lovers

Here it is.  I think I did a pretty good job. What do you think?  My co-worker is paying me for these. I am happy. Hehehe...

I do not have any tutorials, yet, for I am not an expert sewer.  I will try sharing ideas in the future. So, help me God. =)