Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Verdict

Well we took the sewing machines (mine and mom’s) to the repair place in Palm Desert.  Seems their tech comes in only on Thursdays, now why don’t they say that in their advertisement?  Anyway, mom’s machine needs a tune up, about $89.00 and mom said it was way overdue for a servicing.  Mine, however, is TERMINAL.  It was a good 32 year run, old machine, but you are not important enough to me to spend upwards of $200.00 to repair you.  I would rather put that money towards a newer better machine.  As Carl would say, the ole singer would make a good anchor at this point.

The shop, of course had some awesome new machines, Bernina’s they were.  So mom and I get a demo of their highest end machine, it embroiders, it threads itself, it’s totally computerized with windows properties, has a gazillion stitches, and it even cuts the fabric..The Bernina 830

Ok, its fabulous, I covet, but not $12,000 worth!

Another nice model is the Artista 730 at about $8,000, aw drop in the bucket.

In reality, I am looking to spend less than $1,000 but would like a machine that does some embroidery, sewing and good for quilting..I am thinking I can find a nice machine for that..

I am going to look at the Baby Lock machines…they intrigue me..another option is craigslist..I don’t mind a used machine if its in great shape!

Ok so that is the story of the machines, I shall have a running machine by Friday of this week, I hope..I have aprons and a couple other project lined up waiting to go!

Friday, October 29, 2010


#^$*(%# that’s what I said.  #@^&^^&*!  Ok so my oldie sewing machine, the fabulous Singer Stylist from 1978 conked out on me a couple months ago..something wrong with the needle and feed..I just kept breaking needles trying to fix it and those thangs don’t grow on trees, so needs to get to a repair mom lives close by and brought HER machine over, a newer Singer that have been using..until today.  I was humming along sewing ric rac onto the skirt of a Christmas themed apron, and bam.  it just slowed down and would not start up again…Carl took it apart, oiled it, etc..I have no idea what is wrong except now I have broken two machines.  Will take them both to a repair shop tomorrow morning and see which is cheaper to fix.  I can’t spend much 1) due to low finances here and 2) I plan to buy a snazzy machine probably after the first of the year sometime.  So looking for some prayer for both these fine machines that one of them gets up and running.  Oh me, oh my.

Here are a couple of machines I have been coveting

Ellure Plus

Baby Lock Ellure Plus



Baby Lock Esante


or a Bernina

Ok so I am dreaming..I can dream big..Truth be known, right now I just want one of my machines to work!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Just finished a Halloween apron and it’s too darn cute if I do say so myself!!  I am done now with Halloween and will be concentrating on Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas..If you need a cute apron let me know..if you have fabric, let me know, for a small fee I will sew it into a masterpiece!




Thursday, October 14, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Ok, I know, I know, its a TAD too early…I saw a post on my face book page, a gal was in Kohl’s and they were playing Christmas music.  Oh puhleeze..can we at least wait until Halloween is done and gone?  Like that poster, I cannot wrap my mind around Christmas just yet, however..its not too soon to start thinking about decor and holiday cooking, just too soon to be playing Christmas music in the stores.

I am going to be concentrating on Christmas and Fall aprons now..I finished an adorable Halloween apron, a sweet Thanksgiving-type fall apron, and a Christmas apron.  For sale, the half aprons are $25.95 plus shipping, and the full aprons are @28.95 plus shipping.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed crafting them!

half apron


full apron


half apron


I have some great fabrics ready to be sewn into are a few for half aprons:

fall AND Thanksgiving

fall AND thanksgiving AGAIN!


Feel like a Diva?  This is pure fun!


How about a drive ‘out west’ on Route 66?



Holy Moly, who does not love Maxine????


I have all these fabrics IN STOCK ready to sew for you…I can also get more so let me know what suits your fancy for yourself or perhaps a gift for that special gal..I would love to work with you on fabric and trims!

Contact me here on my blog and I will get back to you as soon as I can…



Monday, October 11, 2010


Here are a few more aprons I have made..I can make full sized aprons also, any fabric..I am amazed how many beautiful fabrics are available ‘out there’!  Whimsical, floral, animals, occupations, you name it..I dream in Technicolor, Technicolor fabric that is!

Thanks for looking..If you are interested in these or need something custom made I am offering the half aprons at $24.95 and full aprons for $28.95


My sis Cindy is a BEAUTIFUL model, don’t you agree?

fall apron


*dog not included, lol*

And some fabrics, ahhh..

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these are just a few of the fabrics I have for aprons!  Thanks for looking!  And don’t forget my October Mary Kay Cosmetics special! - 10% off all purchases, plus I will donate another 10% of your purchase to the American Cancer Society to help fight Breast Cancer since this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Here is a LINK to my online website.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My New Design Blog!

I thought it was wise to start a blog for selling my handcrafted aprons and also get the word out about my Mary Kay Cosmetics business.

From time to time I will be posting new and exciting aprons and Mary Kay Cosmetics that are available for purchase, also ideas for gift giving for holidays, birthdays, and any day!

Right now I am running a special ~ 10% off all purchases, plus I will donate another 10% of your purchase to the American Cancer Society to help fight Breast Cancer since this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  All purchases of Mary Kay Cosmetics are 100% guaranteed, I am not happy if you are not happy..Check my catalog at Mary Kay Catalog and it’s a great time to stock up and also holiday gifts!

If there is anything in particular you would like to see, if  you have a custom apron idea for me, just let me know.  I am glad to work with you whenever I am able to!

First, some aprons for sale!  These are priced at 24.99 plus shipping, approximately 4.50 priority mail.


BOO!  Halloween tricks or treats!

Sweet Alice in Wonderland themed half apron! 


Sweeeeet Senoritas!