Sunday, September 27, 2009

Way cool!

And I do mean, WAY cool!

What's that saying about the smallest things and the smallest minds?

OK So now that I am 40, there isn't much that makes me bounce around like a Labrador puppy talking like a teenage, dread-locked surfer dude, but this really is, well, waaaaaaay cool!

Look what I did!

Little Boozle 2009

When I got back into sewing 2 years ago, I took up where I left off when I was about 20. With my trusty Pfaff given to me for my 18th birthday. Sewing wovens. Full stop. End of story.

So of course in time, as I got into things and as I learnt more, I decided that I needed an overlocker! Yes, NEEDED! Long story but I ended up buying an ex-demo from Spotlight in Tasmania who posted it home to South Australia for the princely sum of less than $8 ($8 post; the OL wasn't THAT cheap!) So it was one of those spiffy ones that does the assorted hems (oooohhhhh!) but marked down heaps as it was a discontinued model and an ex-demo machine.

So it has taken me more than 18 months to get comfortable with the basics, mostly using wovens. But now that I am sewings knits, especially for my boys, it was time to explore the capacity of my machine. So after lots of fiddling, false starts, swear words, manual reading (amazing what you learn reading instructions!), taaa daaaaaaaaaa! My 1st cover hem.

Way, way cool!


Tracy said...

Yay!! Well done Tas :D

Sara said...

Definitely way cool!

I have to LOL because I just bought that knit for Will!!!

Punky's Mamma said...

You go girl! ;)

Kat said...

Tas - you are awesome!

zofia said...

Yay for you Tas!!! :D