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Friday, January 6, 2012



well, yes, but in an artful way!
Sewing isn't something I love doing.  I will, and I have, in the past.  When I was pregnant with my son, Chris, I made all my maternity clothes.  A nice friend and neighbor showed me how to sew.  I had so much fun and it saved me tons on money on maternity clothes.  Then after Chris was born, I started sewing his overalls.  I was an avid embroiderer then and I would embroider animals, etc on his bibs overalls.  I did the same when I was pregnant with my daughter and she wore girly overalls....  It was fun and I enjoyed it.  

Now that ART is my main passion, I don't sew much any more.  Just necessary mending, etc when I have to.
But my old machine stopped working a month ago and I decided it might be time to get a new machine.  And when I saw this Brother's with all those fun stitch options, my ARTISTIC JUICES STARTED FLOWING!
I can do collages and embellish with fun stitches on fabric and paper.  I use fabric in some of the collages and won't it be fun to give a hillside a fun border of decorative stitches?  And paint some image on dictionary paper then add some fun stitching to CRANK it up?     And since my business has prospered this year, I felt I could justify the cost.  Which seriously, these new fan~dangled machines are not all that expensive.  I think I paid way more for my old machine way back in 1975 then I did on this one.  Plus this one can do tons more!  
This machine has the over sized table that snaps on as you can see in the picture.  When you pull it off, it's a narrow arm that will be great for hemming pants.  Yes, I will do some traditional stuff like that.  But oh the 
POSSIBLITIES POSSIBILITIES with this new machine in my art studio!!!!  WHOOP WHOOP!  I had to learn how to 
thread this new baby, the bobbin system is unlike any I have ever seen or used, but I finally got it and was stitching merrily along this morning. I had worry dreams last night about the new machine... when I opened it up and saw how different it was, I thought OH no...can I figure this out.  I am not great at reading instructions, I am much better at visual instructions.  So I googled the how to video, and thankfully found one.. and TA_DA!!!!!

JANUARY is my special studio ART month.  When I have more time to work on ART and truly be in a blissful place.  No yard work, no holidays to busy yourself with, plus it's  cold and wintry,  a perfect time to immerse myself in projects.

I have an inspiration board here on the back of my studio door where I post ideas, images, anything that strikes my fancy.  It's a nice launching pad for my art.

Fun to have the visual candy.
or smiles..
I adore this face.

may you have an adorable day...


Tejae: Heart Shaped Art said...

How exciting!! I never sewed until a couple of years ago I picked up an old machine at goodwill. I LOVE it!! It's great for artsy projects and I even put in a zipper into my husbands jacket! congratulations! Can't wait to see what you come up with.
♥ tejae

Artist Linda Drake and Lunar Designs said...

It just opens up endless possiblities doesn't it? now I am off to check out your fun hearts!

andrea said...

Linda where do you find the time? I didn't know about your blog till this morning. What an extremly wonderful way to start the day. Thank you for sharing your endless ideas and art. You the best.

Artist Linda Drake and Lunar Designs said...

oh you are just making me blush for goodness sakes..
time.. I have no idea. I just blow thru hours and drop like a rock at the end of the day.

with a smile on my face!

thanks sweetie!