|It runs like a dream!|
Well, look what's on my workbench today (well dining table actually). Yes, Whats on your workbench Wednesday has come rushing round, just when I borrowed an overlocker.
I'll try and keep this brief:
Remember I burnt out baby blues foot pedal?
Well, when my heart beat had slowed (about 2 days later), I took the pedal to pieces and realised that although it was very simple inside I would never trust it again. I couldn't decide what to do, so visited Helen Sutcliffe of Eleanor's Attic for advice. (Just over 12 months ago, Helen was a one man band making bags for 6 shops, now she supplies around 100 shops and owns one herself!).
|introducing ...Boring Brown.|
Well the motor didn't fit, but the Singer used the same motor. I decided to cannibalise baby blue instead (shame, but much simplier process).
So out of the flames a new boring brown machine has risen.
Anyway, back to the overlocker. I decided I needed an overlocker and I have been trawling ebay for weeks now. But I couldn't settle on my budget because, well, actually I have never used one before.
Eventually, yesterday morning I phoned Helen and asked if she had one I could borrow. And so here it is. But not only did she say I could borrow it (and no rush to return it), but she also told me of one for sale (from another friend). So I now have a local overlocker waiting for me to go and try out.
|oh and for the papercrafters: this is what an overlocker does.|