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11  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Can anyone identify this machine? on: September 02, 2008 04:22:09 PM
I might just go ahead and drive it down to my local sewing machine repair place. If it needs parts (my dad mentioned it might need a new belt...?) then they might be able to point me in the right direction, or they might even recognize the thing.

Thank you for your responses, now I'm even more determined to learn all I can about my nameless relic. ^_^ I'm still hesitant to fire it up since it's probably been sitting for decades. I'm vaguely aware that sewing machines need to be oiled from time to time, and it seems like it might damage it if I ran it without oiling it first. Which I have absolutely no idea how to do. (Obviously I've been hand-sewing my whole life, this machine thing is completely new to me.)
12  Arizona / Arizona: South / Re: tucson? on: September 01, 2008 07:47:58 PM
I'm in Tucson too, and as it happens I'm also in the market for some new social connections. I'd love to chat with some local crafters and/or attend some meetups. ^_^

SAS is definately the best cloth place I've found in town. JoAnne's is good too, but I like the...I dunno, randomness....of SAS. Digging through the tables full of cloth is like a treasure hunt, I get so excited when I find something really unique. Cheesy Unfortunately, too many trips there has resulted in my own little mountain of cloth. It will take me years to use it all, haha.
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Why mothers are awesome on: September 01, 2008 06:10:20 PM
This is one of my favorite skirts ever. I adore it. Your mother is very talented! ^_^
14  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Can anyone identify this machine? on: September 01, 2008 05:15:01 PM
I recently inherited a sewing machine from my grandmother, but I have no information about it, other than the fact that it's old. It says "General" on the side, so it's a GE machine, and it says "Deluxe Zigzag". Unfortunately, web searches of every combination of those words yeilds nothing helpful. It had an instruction manual, but I sat down to read it and realized it's for a different, newer machine. I have a feeling I'm going to need to get it repaired, it's been sitting for quite some time and I haven't been brave enough to turn it on yet. It'll at least need to be oiled, and I'm going to need instructions for that.

So, does anyone know what this dinosaur is?

Ginormous image here...http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/9540/dscn2373bm0.jpg

I can take more pictures if needed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'd hate to have to lug it into my local sewing place, it's shockingly heavy.
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Craft your own full and flirty (NO Sew) tee-shirt skirt on: August 31, 2008 06:53:10 PM
I made one last night.  Grin Thanks for the great idea! It's my new fave around-the-house skirt, it's so comfortable. It's also my very first clothing reconstruction.

16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My shirt transformed into a dress... on: August 31, 2008 06:45:11 PM
Ooh I love it! The ribbon and the ruffles really make it girly, and I love the way the halter part criss-crosses. I hope you don't mind if I attempt something like this someday. ^_^

Oh, and you're adorable in the first dress photo.
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: granny nightie --> cute summery shirt. =D on: August 25, 2008 04:15:34 AM
Ooh I love this! I recently came across an old granny-style nightie (like seriously old-school, it has long sleeves and reaches the floor), and just last night was contemplating what to do with it. I think you just inspired me! ^_^
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: I am the co-op fairy... (a t-shirt recon) on: August 25, 2008 03:43:58 AM
Yay, another dreadhead crafter! ^_^

Very, very adorable shirt. I love it. <3
19  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Just a little ragdoll on: May 05, 2008 01:15:33 AM
Lol yeah, she does look like Mrs. Lovett! Wierdly enough though, the doll itself has been completed for quite some time, much before Sweeny Todd was released. However, quoting the resemblance is a great compliment, since Sweeny Todd was AWESOME. So thank you so much everyone!! <3
20  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Just a little ragdoll on: April 24, 2008 02:37:49 PM
I made her several months ago, maybe a year, but only just now finished her hair. It was handsewn on piece by piece, my first doll hair job. She's only 6 inches tall (not counting her crazy pigtails).



3-layered skirt!

Thanks for looking. ^_^

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