Monday, April 30


I have needed a new sewing machine for like 3 years.
I had one of those Oldies by Goodies, and then it DIED.

We were in residency, and being stingy as I am, didn't want to fork out money for a new one.
So I borrowed my neighbors whenever I needed one. 

That seems mooch-ish, doesn't it?
Well, I was ok with and my bestie was too cause it was kind of an exchange.
I drove her everywhere, and she let me use her sewing machine.
Seriously, we could be sister wives. :)

Anyways, we got a big boy job, and moved to Oregon, and I didn't have access to my neighbors sewing machine.
It was time to get a new one!

But what to get?
I feel like I have enough sewing skills and would use it enough, that I didn't want to get the "JoAnn" $100 special, BUT I am not that good, or use it enough to want some $3,000 sewing machine.

I was guided to Berninas from my friend Laura.
There are really high end Berninas, but then some pretty affordable ones.
I saved money Tyson gave me (early Christmas present) and my mom paid for the rest (early Christmas present!) and VOILA! 

Here she is.
Her name is Bernie.

And these are the sewing projects we have worked on together since we came into each others lives...

Hankie Shirt
Made with two handkerchiefs that belonged to my grandma.
Tutorial found here

And with jeggings and a smile? 

And cause they were too cute to pass up!

Car Seat Cover


Dinosaur Tail
(My mom crocheted the hat for Easter.)

Baby bedding

Blessing Dress

Swifter Cover
tutorial found here

the Door Silencer :)
Inspiration here, but why buy when you can make?

8 love notes:

Kristy said...

I'm sure you love your new sewing machine, but I sure do miss sharing mine with you!

It makes me happy to see you sewing fabulous things for Quincy! That shirt is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Then it makes me sad that we don't get to hang out everyday and let our babies roll and drool on each other.

Apparently I'm feeling a little sad and missing you today!

RaeAnn said...

Love all of your cute projects and glad that you are getting a lot of use out of Bernie!!! I should make some swiffers...they are cool.
Love ya!!!

JS said...


Kristy. I miss you too. Quincy NEEDS to know her future husband. :)

So... I will get out there as soon as I can!

HandyHoney said...

I can see that you are not just a pinner. Well done, well done.

Jenny said...

your craftiness always astounds me!! everything looks great!

jon said...

I don't understand the door silencer. Wouldn't it also be a keep the door from latching-er?

Shari said...

I LOVE my Bernina, too! I inherited Jon's grandma's, so it's about 30 years old, but it still works GREAT. I sent it to be stored at my parent's house when we were preparing to move to Moscow. I can't tell you how much I miss it!

Sally said...

The hankie shirt is too awesome. It looks you will keep Bernie very busy!