new sewing machineeeee

janome hd 1000 sewing machine

Just got it yesterday! My Brother (seen looking very sad on the right) only lasted me a couple of years. I don’t think I’ll ever buy a computerized sewing machine again – there are just too many things you can’t control! And I can’t say I ever used more than 2-3 of all those fancy stitches with any regularity. 😛

I’ve been sewing for almost 20 years, so if I haven’t used anything but straight, zigzag, stretch and overlocking stitches I probably won’t start now. I decided to go shopping for a metal body machine with no frills. Let’s be reasonable here!

I’m really excited about the Janome – I got the HD 1000. 😀 I watched a video of someone sewing through a yardstick with it. FOR REAL.

It was at that point that I became infatuated, because the Brother couldn’t even sew a french seam in canvas.

I haven’t got to use it much yet because of instructables work and etsy work, but I can’t wait 😀

diy bb cream

diy bb cream

Making my own BB cream is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Sure, I looked like a hot mess for a while until I figured out the right ratios, but it’s so much better than any of the store bought ones I’ve used.

I’ve been using it exclusively for over a month now, and I can’t see any reason to try anything else.

It’s light but has great coverage – and it’s never greasy, even with extra sunscreen added! The anti-chafing gel keeps my oil in control, too.


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