So yesterday I actually pulled it out of the box and made sure I wasn't going to injure myself with it - boys may get excited by things like miter saws and robot vacuums, but I'm pretty excited about this kind of machine.
|Successfully threaded and ready for action!|
|Yeah, I know, it's not that exciting, but it's exciting for me|
Project #1 - crib skirt. I'm going to use the fancy new machine to serge the edges and then flip under for hemming with the other cool machine, use a TBD combination of these guys (imagine me, buying excessive amounts of fabric and bringing home options instead of just committing...):
...onto a solid grey background. Undecided on whether to throw in a box pleat on the front skirt or not. Let's see how it turns out. And if the entire thing turns out nothing like what I have pictured in my head, then we'll throw down $60 at Pottery Barn Kids for the animal alphabet version and I'll have a lovely pile of scraps. Actually...it would save a lot of time to just spring for that whole set and be done with it...hmmmm. We'll see how today goes.
Off to go sew! You know, AND watch the Olympics. Oh, and one more nursery update - we're paying a qualified professional to install crown molding in this particular room where the ceiling slopes onto the wall at a funky angle and we almost lost our minds trying to figure out how to work all the angles. Worth every penny, should be done in a couple of weeks. When the magical carpenter man also comes to install the new built-in bar and wine fridge for the kitchen/breakfast nook area...yay!