28 January 2012

Milk Mo ... and my new toy....

Hi there! I hope you have something fun planned for your weekend.... I've been out shopping this morning and bought myself a pressie... but more of that later....

My DH and I sat up late last night! I think it was about 1am when we finally went to bed. It has been ages since we did that and wow, I forgot how productive a late night can be.  He sat at his desk, doing his thing and I sat at mine, scrapping! I did three layouts. OMG. I haven't had a good scrapping session like that since... forever! Actually, back when I first started out, my friend Sharon and I (Sharon introduced me to paper crafts - hehehe, yup, its all your fault Hun!!)  used to go to each other's houses to scrap together and we used to get though a bit then. But then I had my second baby and she and her family moved a little bit away and its just a bit too far to have scrap nights anymore :(

Anyway... I have had these photos of my eldest on my desk waiting for some attention for a couple of weeks now. 


My 'big boy' loves a good vanilla milkshake and this particular day he had his first milkshake mo. So cute. 
The papers are all MME Lost and Found 2. I love these colours.  The flowers are mostly Petaloo.

I've gone a bit nuts with the glimmer mist :o) I used "Suede" and it is really lovely. I might have to grab a few more. Last time I was at my LSS the owner was showing me the lovely chalk mist. Very nice indeed!


So that is the first of three layouts I have to share with you. All of the layers are stitched together with my Brother machine. I had a ball putting this one together. I've wanted to try this tearing and rolling idea for a bit so it feels good to have finally crossed it off my list. 

My other fun share of the day is....
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My new sewing machine!!  
Yup - I did go and buy my new Singer machine!!
Thank you to everyone who left me sweet comments - fantastic enabling ladies! I went into the store a bit uncertain and wanted to be convinced... and convinced I was. The machine is fully electronic, had auto needle threading (and yes, it actually DOES work), fantastic one step button hole, and all of the recommended settings are saved into the machine and are selected when you press the button for the stitch. 

Here are some pics... it is currently set up on my dining table as my first project will be to make a snazzy quilted dust cover for it. It did come with one, but it is pretty basic and plain... practical, lol. I should have set up my Brother next to it as the Singer is pretty big in comparison. The large work area is great for fitting bulky things through... like quilts! And my Walking foot from my Brother machine works on this new machine as well. Cheering. 


This is a good view of the drop in bobbin with the see through cover.  Easy peasy to put in. 

Here you can see how it is threaded... it has less guides to go through to thread the machine than my old machine. The thread pretty much goes from the spool, around this little tension guide and down to the needle. 


A side view of the wheel (excuse the finger prints haha)


OMG - AUTOMATIC tension! Yayayayay! This is something I wish my old machine had. 


The little compartment that holds the accessories.... It is actually really big, much bigger than what I am used to. (NB - see the cute scissors? If you like them try Scissoroo)


And finally, the cutest photo of the day... my boys in the box. Yup, as soon as the machine was out, they were in! Looks like everyone is happy hahaha.


There you go! If you have any questions about the machine, I am more than happy to answer them. I thoroughly recommend it. I learnt today that Husqvarna now own Singer. It was an extra tick for my decision to buy.  I can't wait to get into our new house so I can set up my Grandmother's Singer next to this one. Sew cute!




26 comments:

  1. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!! I'm glad that singer has been bought by huskie people!! That makes it more better!! It looks awesome, and auto tension is the bomb - so much easier!!! YAY for you, can't wait to see the quilt you make:-) I got some minki fabric yesterday to make a little sooki type blanket for missy.... Sew Sew Sew....
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  2. Good for you Kylie...glad you went for it, and very stylish indeed...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. Oh! Shoot...forgot to say fabulous layout, and how adorable are the boys in the box...lol..very cute, and look very happy.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. Oh my GOD girl, how lucky you are!!!
    I soooo wish it was mine :)
    Gorgeous LO, one of the most beautiful I have seen in a long time! Your boy looks just beautiful and the rolling of the papers is fantastic!!
    I am so impressed by your work Kylie :)
    Wishing you a fantastic weekend and I can't wait to see the other two lo's!
    Hugs to you

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE your page and that sewing machine looks like a dream to use - just hope you don't want to pop it back in it's box which seems to be a tad full - LOL.
    xXx

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  6. Oh, what a wonderful page! Especially liked the reception with a twisting paper - very interesting. And congratulations on your purchase. This sewing machine - just a dream!

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  7. Your new toy is the coolest ever!!!

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  8. WoW! It looks one Fantastic piece of machinery lol. The boys look to be having fun too!
    Enjoy!!!!!
    Chrissyxx

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  9. yay you got it !!! you are a very lucky girl it looks amazing auto tension auto threader hmmmmm yes please !!! im coming to play when i come to oz next year !!!
    hugs sara x x x

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  10. ooooops how rude i ment to say love your LO too the rolled edges are fab gorgeous pics too
    hugs sara x x x

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  11. The layout looks just great, I love those colors and what a nice idea to roll those papers like that. I love it! :o)
    And congrats to your new sewing machine, I looks awsome! :o)

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  12. Beautiful LO and sewing machine!!!!! Happy sewing :)

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  13. My congratulations! Your new purchase is great!
    Now I am thinking too about this machine.

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  14. OMG I'm so jealous of that sewing machine! I had to look on their site the other day after you posted about it and I WANT IT!!!! (stamps feet LOL) love the pic of your two in the box! and OMG your layout is unbelievably stunning! Wow I really love the way you have the pictures coming out of the curled paper edges and the colours are so gorgeous! hugs, Jane xxx

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  15. Wow! Love your new toy and the picture of your two boys in the box, so lovely!! The layout is gorgeous, as everything you do. Ivonne

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  16. It's beautiful! I am so happy for you, enjoy it!

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  17. Awww your kids are so cute. Kids and boxes! They are so funny. Love your layout and Im so pleased you got your sewing machine, I hope you have hours of fun with it. Lee x

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  18. What a lovely new purchase, I'll bet you will have lots of fun with it. That LO looks great! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Hanneke

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  19. Wow, you are one lucky girl with such a beautiful vintage looking sewing machine! It's just sooooo great! Must be giving you so much fun when you're sewing... And you lo is gorgeous hun, I love it. You have a fantastic style :-)
    Hugs across the miles, Ing

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  20. Kylie your layout is just gorgeous and so is your new machine... I can't talk right now, I am Drooling!!!!!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  21. Hi Kylie, your scrapbook page is adorable, I love it!!
    And a huge congrats on your new sewing machine it looks fantastic and I can tell you are going to have lots of fun with it. Enjoy.
    Hugs Cheryl

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  22. Kylie, I have a old vintage sewing machine in my living room that looks just like yours. (mine does not work) That is one beautiful machine. I also love your scrapbook page, your boys are really fun, I enjoy their photos you put on your blog.

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  23. OH! wow... I learned to sew on an old Singer, that my mom still has. The shape is so similar to this new electronic one! brings back memories.
    Kylie, you page is just beautiful! Hope you will make one with your boys in the box...
    Hugs.

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  24. Wow Kylie, I'm sooooo jealous!! What a beautiful machine (I'm actually drooling looking at your pictures!!). And I love your layout too! You now need to create a new one for the piccie of your gorgeous boys in the singer box!!
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

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  25. Hi Kylie,

    Pretty card and I cant wait to see your cover you made for the Singer.

    Love Kerry xxx

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  26. Ohhhh lucky you I have a 501 Singer but I am not very good on it! my mum renovated it for me... but she is the dress maker! haha! Love your card and also the lovely pictures of the boys in the box xx

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