I'm just starting out in my new major (fashion design and merchandising) and have been frustrated over and over again by my Singer Touch 'n' Sew. This machine has top loading bobbin and tension problems to no end! After talking to my teacher, who has researched for sewing books and helped write some, she suggested a few brands that are solid....
Bernina- On the expensive side, but this machine is awesome! We use the 1008 and 1031 in the classroom and even when the thread gets the tangled, it doesn't affect the machine or your fabric and is easy to pull out. Its a basic machine but it works like a dream.
Janome- I have yet to try a Janome but they are way less expensive than the Bernina and is apparently just as good. If anyone has a Janome and/or uses it extensively, please let me know what you think of it.
I haven't heard much about sergers but please post about those too! I want to make sure I make the best investment when I finally decide to be rid of the Touch 'n' Sew and purchase a new machine.....
(JUST A WARNING: If you see a Singer Touch 'n' Sew at a yard sale or in a thrift shop, DO pass it up. This machine will cause you nothing but trouble and remorse. If there are any really good used machines you've found out there, please do post about them!)
La Cache Jewlery in Nevada City, California specializes in authentic and reproduced vintage jewelry. My fiance bought my ring there and it is absolutley georgeous! Also, shop around at antique stores, vintage rings have awesome appeal and generally they're one of a kind if not extremely rare.
First of all, may I say, I am totally addicted to this website!? Because I am. Anyway, My fiance wants to wear the tux Brandon Flowers of the Killers wears in thier "Mr Brightside" music video. The problem is I can't find a screen shot or picture from this music video ANYWHERE online. Any help?
You could make them each cute undies to wear at the wedding. Classicgirl.com has some really awesome basic blank cotton panties and you can use iron on transfers or embroidery to put some tounge in cheek designs on them. Also, making personalized photo albums for each of them along with thier own disposable camera, that way they can have thier own collection of memories from your day.
My fiance and I are a deeply religous couple, so as a part of our ceremony, to represent serving one another through our lifetimes we are going to wash each other's feet. We need to find a basin or bowl big enough to wash feet in. However, I want it to be pretty. Any ideas?
The ceremony is taking place outside, my dress is vintage 40's inspired, we're both pretty outdoorsy people (he is a whitewater raft guide). Our colors are chocolate and orange. Any ideas would be appriciated. Perhaps even an idea for the towel and wash cloth we'll use to wash and dry our feet?
I'm actually doing something similar with some mini greenhouses I found at a Pier 1 Clearance center in Sacramento. What you are looking goes by the name of "rice lights". Just pull up a search at google under rice lights and you will find a ton of sites offering them. You can also look at hobby shops that specialize in dollhouses and other mini town type stuff.