I like silver I was asked to make a crown from holiday garland. I still haven't figured out how to shoot silver without blowing it out or making it look dull.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
This job was 1 week ago. Make dirty mice. The only way the shade could be matched to the original was mixing acrylic and dumping it on a baby blanket. I had to blast through the dried paint with my industrial machine. Huge plastic pilled lumps.
The stuffing needed to match I had an old stuffed doll I gutted. I saw the same doll on ebay going for 50.00 it didn't sell. I did feel bad about hacking it apart but I needed the discolored foam more.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I am obsessed with sewing machines, I love industrial machines. I can talk for hours about my machines. My mechanic Dave was on my Christmas card list. I like to sew leather, neoprene, inner tubes, Naugahyde, Velcro and cardboard. My Juki 563 is a monster. I've owned 4 walking foot machines before this and this is the one.
I also own a Bernina 217. Dave called and said there's a machine for sale it will change your life. I was skeptical. Dave is a hustler and it seemed like a drug deal. Bring cash.
I figured he was about to be evicted and we drove to the machine. A security guard met us at the gate of a huge mansion and led us to a guest house. Before he opened the door he said "cash only". The machine was everything ran smooth like a watch, perfect stitches and a drawer filled with pressure feet. I was escorted to my bank and emptied my savings account. I love that machine.
The brother serger was another one of those deals. The price dropped by 100.00 every hour by 4 pm it was a steal.
Last year I worked as set as a tailor on a weight loss show. I dusted the lint off my Hobby portable. It took at least 10 minutes to adjust the tension. After altering a ruffled dress with an invisible zipper and none of the threads caught it was time to bury the machine.
I bought a Pfaff 2023. Nothing fancy but solid. After several jobs designing lingerie I got frustrated by the lack of stitches. I traded in my 2023 for a 2170. It's fantastic. The stitches are so great I forget it's a sewing machine.