Vintage sewing machines

Vintage sewing machines

A few weeks ago, I lucked into links for an auction of several vintage sewing machines and sergers. I won the auction for this 100 year old Singer powerhouse, which means that I can once again sew leather with ease.

Sing

My Husqvarna would sew leather, but since I use it approximately 40 hours a week already, I feel better about having an alternative for anything that might put added stress on it. I was also lucky enough to snag this Pegasus overlock from the 1960s. Finally! A working overlock. That’s been on my list ever since my former studio mate moved to Florida and took hers with her.

pegasus

So say hello to my two newest friends!

Goodbye STUFF!

Goodbye STUFF!

For Lent (I’m not Catholic, I just think it’s an interesting exercise) I’m giving up stuff.

Something leaves my house every day, whether it’s giving it away to a friend, donating it, sending it back where it belongs, recycling it or trashing it. So far two IKEA bags of clothes and household items have gone to donation, a pile of books to a little free library, and three garbage bags of fabric scraps to the trash.

So much more to go. Where did all this STUFF come from?

Aphrodite Cosplay for SMITE

Aphrodite Cosplay for SMITE

I’m guilty, like a lot of people I know, of letting the ease of Facebook kill my daily blogging. My apologies to everyone (including myself) for that, and here’s to trying to write real entries again that are more than a couple of sentences!

First, to catch up on some projects I really enjoyed. I’ve made two costumes in the last year for the same video game character, Aphrodite from the SMITE series. This is the first one, based on the original character skin. The model is Angie Starr. This was a super fun project to work on, and this spring Angie and I re-visited the character based on a new Legendary skin for the SMITE championship tournament. I’ll post those photos tomorrow.

Aphrodite v 1.0

Aphrodite v 1.0

Aphrodite v 1.0

Aphrodite v 1.0

Aphrodite v 1.0

Aphrodite v 1.0

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Aphrodite v 1.0

Aphrodite v 1.0

Aphrodite v 1.0

Aphrodite v 1.0

Kitten Update!

Our current tenant is moving out, so I was looking back thru this poor neglected blog for photos we took of the studio apartment when we first finished it. I realized I’d never updated the Baby Jessie story, so here goes…

We had her for about a week when we realized Baby Jessie just didn’t fit. Once she started eating again, she was the funniest cat, and would squirm along the floor like a worm. So, we re-named her Noodle. She even got her own Facebook Page.

Thanks to the generosity of a lot of people, we got her nursed back to health and spayed, and a dear friend decided she would make a perfect friend for her lonely boy kitty.

So off Noodle went, to live in a fancy highrise.

And she even has a boyfriend.

and has learned to love the food lady:

So, a very happy ending for everyone involved.