You know that feeling when you get an idea in your head and you think it's got huge potential but you don't know the first thing about how you should handle it? Well that's me. Uh, let me rephrase that. That's been me for the past oh...9 months or so. I've been carrying around this feeling for much too long. So today I've come to the conclusion that you just do it AFRAID.
So in the process of doing this 'thing' afraid,
Especially if you're a sewer!
I've had this urge to purchase a sewing machine. Mind you, I really don't know how to sew. Okay, so the last time I touched a sewing machine was back in sixth grade in my Home Ec. class when we made a pair of shorts and matching top. So to help me out, I got the new book by Anna Maria Horner called, 'Seams to Me - 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing'.
So where does that leave me? With way too many sewing machines to pick from. Here's what I do know: I don't see myself sewing garments, but more like handbags, blankets,... maybe quilts. I'd like to stay under $400. I've heard Singer isn't made the way it used to be - and more and more, I've noticed Janome being a top pick. Especially the Janome ThreadBanger12.
So if you have a sewing machine brand you really like or one you'd recommend, please leave me a comment and share!
On a side note, today I handed over my interview questions to the blog, Heart Handmade. On February 9th, Marichelle will be featuring me and my art and I will also be able to show you something new that I've been working on - the 'something' that has been taking my time away from Elegant Journey. I'll be sure to give you a reminder to head on over to check it out when it's posted.