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Old 01-25-2013, 04:47 PM   #2521
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Very cute and a clever Valentine-but-can-wear-anytime shirt. Who doesn't love McQueen?


THe dresses look great. And getting a 3-year-old to model is no small feat, believe me, I have two of them. I have been doing tons of samples for my etsy shop and "borrowing" my friends kids, most of whom are in the 2-3 age range. My friend is a portrait photographer so she is doing sessions with them for free for me. I get sample photos, she gets to build a portfolio, and the parents get free shirts. But it is exhausting! I did my own mini photoshoot with my own kids with some Mickey shirts I made them. They were thrilled I got their Mickey Ear hats down from the high shelf (out of their destructive reach.) and they got to wear them.


(I think this one they are planning their park strategy for next time.)


But my favorite, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE despite it not showing their shirts at all:


And a Question for any of you PE770 Owners: I got mine last summer, around July-August. I love it. While I am hoping to upgrade to something with a bigger hoop sometime it is meeting my needs for now. But I have a recent/weird issue that I am not sure what to do. It used to alert me and stop stitching when the bobbin ran out, actually right BEFORE the bobbin ran out, generally with a few inches left. Now for the past couple weeks it happily keeps stitching for a LONG TIME, often finishing a step, satin stitching a couple of inches with no bobbin thread. I feel like I have to constantly watch it. Any thoughts? We do have a nearby Brother dealer, but as I mentioned here before it is run by a crotchety old dude who is way down on the PE770 and did a lot less helping and a lot more trying to upsell/belittling my choice in machine so I don't want to take it there unless I need to. For the record I am using the same bobbin thread I have always used: thread art, and wind my own bobbins. I did order pre-wound just because I am sick of winding them since I can't seem to remember to do it until they are needed. Figured I would try them. They aren't here yet to test.
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OMG Jen!!! All of them are adorable! That last pic is precious! And I love your chevron background!

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Sorry I already broke the rules! I really was just trying to share the pic! Here is a shirt I made for my son for our upcoming Valentine's Day trip.
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I got all 3 dresses done for the contest. Here is the last one and all 3 together. You can almost see her face in the last twirly one. She didn't like standing still for pictures, hence the miserable look in the pics. LOL, guess that happens with a 3 yr old model. twirling is more fun !

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The look on her face is adorable....

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But my favorite, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE despite it not showing their shirts at all:



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Those photo's came out great.

In regards to you PE770 question.... IDK that has never happened to me before
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Wow, I just checked online to see what prices are like for the PE770. They are under $600. I'll have to see how much my taxes are going to be this year. It would be nice to add an embroidery machine to my collection.
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I haven't been here in a while because the holidays and then I had a little health thing, which is being corrected by the fabulous chiropractor recommended by my mom and my sister and who is a dear friend's chiropractor as well.

Anyway with the back/neck issues I've been reducing my sewing. I'm starting to gradually sew again, but nothing to share yet.

Love all the dresses and the Lightning Heart.
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I think it's been so quiet since most people have migrated from here to FB. And yes Flora, I think you and I may be the only ones who don't FB! I think Diane is the only one who FB's and still sticks around here regularly. I miss seeing all the others great stuff and keeping up with them, but I can certainly understand not wanting to post in both places. I guess FB is easier for most

I've been quiet b/c I haven't been sewing. I started jeans for dd, but didn't get them done yet since ds was sick and home from school. His being sick was not the problem, rather we have a sibling policy at our school where if one child has a fever the sibling must stay home (very good policy IMO b/c often you can be a carrier without symptoms for 24 hours). So dd thinks I'm her best friend now and we have played lots of Wii Go Vacation for the past couple of days which cuts into my free time.

Kids are back to school today but I'm catching up on what I got behind on. DD's jeans won't get finished until the weekend

I find that I can read through the post and see the photos easier on FB. I think it's the scrolling through the same photos and quotes to get to a new photo and quote on here makes me dizzy. I do come on here and see what is new at least once a week even though I don't always comment.

Just went through the last 10 pages and saw a lot of cute clothes
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Wow, I just checked online to see what prices are like for the PE770. They are under $600. I'll have to see how much my taxes are going to be this year. It would be nice to add an embroidery machine to my collection.
I just purchased one tonight. I am so excited!!!
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I just purchased one tonight. I am so excited!!!
Where did you purchase it from? Did you buy any extras (thread, hoops, etc)? How long til you get it?

It's so exciting getting something new.

I really should be spending any extra money on improvements on the house. Still need to finish the upstairs bathroom. Good news, I no longer have a toilet in my living room. I gave it to my mom and dad since I didn't really care for the height of the toilet (same one was installed in the daycare). Couldn't return it since the cat destroyed the box it was in.
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I find that I can read through the post and see the photos easier on FB. I think it's the scrolling through the same photos and quotes to get to a new photo and quote on here makes me dizzy. I do come on here and see what is new at least once a week even though I don't always comment.

Just went through the last 10 pages and saw a lot of cute clothes
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Hi Sheila! I have the same problem... It does seem much easier and sorted out on FB.

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I just purchased one tonight. I am so excited!!!
Congrats!

Well, some of you may know that I am going to be an Auntie for the very first official time... Josh's brother (who was married a couple years ago) and his wife are expecting their very first baby! We are soooo excited - you wouldn't even belive it - since the girls are the only grandchildren on both sides of the family - they are soooo excited to have their very first, first cousin. The only sad part is that they live in The Netherlands - so we won't be able to see them very often. But we are still excited!

Anyways... I was a bit nervous about making baby items for them - some people enjoy recieving them, and some don't. Before I learned to sew - I was of the latter opinon. Shame on me.

Because my time is so limited - I didn't want to sit here and spend oodles of time on making cute little baby items, if I was just going to send them over and not have them used... So, Marianne suggested that I just ask my SIL... And I did. Her response was "we would be so honored"... Awwww... My girls were teasing me that I was probably sewing stuff for the baby before she replied (I was - LOL)... So, anyways - I am just ELATED beyond belief that not only do I get to make little teeny tiny baby clothes - but they would be honored to have me do so. I just LOVE my SIL... She is so sweet!

Anyways... Sorry for the long story... This is the project I started and finished yesterday, and I had to show you all - not Disney related, but still cute! Little teeny-tiny "Poofy Pants" made from Carla C's pattern on YMCT... The pockets were my own addition. This pattern is fully reversible - and true to Carla's reputation - it was very easy and the pattern was very descriptive.





Thanks for letting me share... for those of you that saw these on FB - sorry, and for those of you that saw these on my PTR - sorry.

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Hi Sheila! I have the same problem... It does seem much easier and sorted out on FB.



Congrats!

Well, some of you may know that I am going to be an Auntie for the very first official time... Josh's brother (who was married a couple years ago) and his wife are expecting their very first baby! We are soooo excited - you wouldn't even belive it - since the girls are the only grandchildren on both sides of the family - they are soooo excited to have their very first, first cousin. The only sad part is that they live in The Netherlands - so we won't be able to see them very often. But we are still excited!

Anyways... I was a bit nervous about making baby items for them - some people enjoy recieving them, and some don't. Before I learned to sew - I was of the latter opinon. Shame on me.

Because my time is so limited - I didn't want to sit here and spend oodles of time on making cute little baby items, if I was just going to send them over and not have them used... So, Marianne suggested that I just ask my SIL... And I did. Her response was "we would be so honored"... Awwww... My girls were teasing me that I was probably sewing stuff for the baby before she replied (I was - LOL)... So, anyways - I am just ELATED beyond belief that not only do I get to make little teeny tiny baby clothes - but they would be honored to have me do so. I just LOVE my SIL... She is so sweet!

Anyways... Sorry for the long story... This is the project I started and finished yesterday, and I had to show you all - not Disney related, but still cute! Little teeny-tiny "Poofy Pants" made from Carla C's pattern on YMCT... The pockets were my own addition. This pattern is fully reversible - and true to Carla's reputation - it was very easy and the pattern was very descriptive.





Thanks for letting me share... for those of you that saw these on FB - sorry, and for those of you that saw these on my PTR - sorry.

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Those are adorable. I love that they are reversible. And the pockets are soooo cute. I too fell into the latter category with the sewn baby gifts, but mostly because my mom insisted on making EVERYTHING which didn't make sense to me. She wanted to make waterproof mattress pads (of which we needed several what with 2 babies and all.) and the materials alone at Joann's were going to make them about $40 EACH. The made-in-China ones were $8 each, already made, at Target. And since they were, you know, to be peed on for years why waste good time and money. I would have loved those little pants, though, too cute. She did make their halloween costumes when they were one and they were adorable.
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Hi everyone,
I've posted here a few times but I mostly lurk. I'm having a problem with my embroidery machine and I'm hoping someone will have experience with this. I have the Brother SE400, and at first it worked great. Lately though, when I embroider or applique something, the first few stitches won't lock. Then the very beginning, maybe the first 10-20 stitches or so, will unravel. I've tried changing thread, changing the needle, switching out the bobbin, and adjusting tension and it still keeps doing it! It's very frustrating especially since I didn't have this problem at first. I have no idea what the cause could be! Anyone know anything about this?
Thanks!
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Anyways... I was a bit nervous about making baby items for them - some people enjoy recieving them, and some don't. Before I learned to sew - I was of the latter opinon. Shame on me.

Because my time is so limited - I didn't want to sit here and spend oodles of time on making cute little baby items, if I was just going to send them over and not have them used... So, Marianne suggested that I just ask my SIL... And I did. Her response was "we would be so honored"... Awwww... My girls were teasing me that I was probably sewing stuff for the baby before she replied (I was - LOL)... So, anyways - I am just ELATED beyond belief that not only do I get to make little teeny tiny baby clothes - but they would be honored to have me do so. I just LOVE my SIL... She is so sweet!

Anyways... Sorry for the long story... This is the project I started and finished yesterday, and I had to show you all - not Disney related, but still cute! Little teeny-tiny "Poofy Pants" made from Carla C's pattern on YMCT... The pockets were my own addition. This pattern is fully reversible - and true to Carla's reputation - it was very easy and the pattern was very descriptive.





Thanks for letting me share... for those of you that saw these on FB - sorry, and for those of you that saw these on my PTR - sorry.

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I don't think I ever said congratulations.

Those pants are adorable. Love the pocket that you added too


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I've posted here a few times but I mostly lurk. I'm having a problem with my embroidery machine and I'm hoping someone will have experience with this. I have the Brother SE400, and at first it worked great. Lately though, when I embroider or applique something, the first few stitches won't lock. Then the very beginning, maybe the first 10-20 stitches or so, will unravel. I've tried changing thread, changing the needle, switching out the bobbin, and adjusting tension and it still keeps doing it! It's very frustrating especially since I didn't have this problem at first. I have no idea what the cause could be! Anyone know anything about this?
Thanks!
Sorry that is happening but I don't have any idea on how to fix it. Maybe someone else will.
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Sorry I already broke the rules! I really was just trying to share the pic! Here is a shirt I made for my son for our upcoming Valentine's Day trip.
Hope this works & I don't get another infraction!

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Sorry it's huge! No idea how to resize on photobucket mobile.
Nice job! Big pictures are great , it's easier to see

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I got all 3 dresses done for the contest. Here is the last one and all 3 together. You can almost see her face in the last twirly one. She didn't like standing still for pictures, hence the miserable look in the pics. LOL, guess that happens with a 3 yr old model. twirling is more fun !







Now, to decide what contest I want to do next and pick a pattern and fabric for it. then to wait for the contest to start. I think I'll do the RTW rip-off contest thing. I want to make this dress I think....

http://www.flannelsfashion.com/produ...ine-dress.aspx

yes, I am ambitious to try to rip off a Valentino when I haven't even been sewing a year.
They all look great and I just love the look on her face. Those are the kind of pictures you can use when she gets older, kinda like naked baby pics. Hope you do great in the contest.

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How exciting!! I got one for Christmas and I love it

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Well, some of you may know that I am going to be an Auntie for the very first official time... Josh's brother (who was married a couple years ago) and his wife are expecting their very first baby! We are soooo excited - you wouldn't even belive it - since the girls are the only grandchildren on both sides of the family - they are soooo excited to have their very first, first cousin. The only sad part is that they live in The Netherlands - so we won't be able to see them very often. But we are still excited!

Anyways... I was a bit nervous about making baby items for them - some people enjoy recieving them, and some don't. Before I learned to sew - I was of the latter opinon. Shame on me.

Because my time is so limited - I didn't want to sit here and spend oodles of time on making cute little baby items, if I was just going to send them over and not have them used... So, Marianne suggested that I just ask my SIL... And I did. Her response was "we would be so honored"... Awwww... My girls were teasing me that I was probably sewing stuff for the baby before she replied (I was - LOL)... So, anyways - I am just ELATED beyond belief that not only do I get to make little teeny tiny baby clothes - but they would be honored to have me do so. I just LOVE my SIL... She is so sweet!

Anyways... Sorry for the long story... This is the project I started and finished yesterday, and I had to show you all - not Disney related, but still cute! Little teeny-tiny "Poofy Pants" made from Carla C's pattern on YMCT... The pockets were my own addition. This pattern is fully reversible - and true to Carla's reputation - it was very easy and the pattern was very descriptive.





Thanks for letting me share... for those of you that saw these on FB - sorry, and for those of you that saw these on my PTR - sorry.

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I've posted here a few times but I mostly lurk. I'm having a problem with my embroidery machine and I'm hoping someone will have experience with this. I have the Brother SE400, and at first it worked great. Lately though, when I embroider or applique something, the first few stitches won't lock. Then the very beginning, maybe the first 10-20 stitches or so, will unravel. I've tried changing thread, changing the needle, switching out the bobbin, and adjusting tension and it still keeps doing it! It's very frustrating especially since I didn't have this problem at first. I have no idea what the cause could be! Anyone know anything about this?
Thanks!
I have not had that problem. Have you cleaned it out, maybe there is a stray thread or something getting in the way.
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I've posted here a few times but I mostly lurk. I'm having a problem with my embroidery machine and I'm hoping someone will have experience with this. I have the Brother SE400, and at first it worked great. Lately though, when I embroider or applique something, the first few stitches won't lock. Then the very beginning, maybe the first 10-20 stitches or so, will unravel. I've tried changing thread, changing the needle, switching out the bobbin, and adjusting tension and it still keeps doing it! It's very frustrating especially since I didn't have this problem at first. I have no idea what the cause could be! Anyone know anything about this?
Thanks!
I have the exact same problem. I just clean the bobbin area super well and then it's OK again for awhile, but then the problem comes back. I'm wondering if something should be oiled

ETA my machine is getting close to two years old and I've never had it in for a cleaning. It needs to go in, but I can't afford to take it in right now. Also scared it will come back in worse shape -- that happened to Nini once (at least I think it was Nini).
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I haven't been around this week. I am not feeling the greatest. Being pregnant at 41 is hard and we have a school bus strike going on so I am the taxi for 3 hours a day back and forth to school then activities.

I love the Cars shirt it is just so adorable.

D love those pants I am definately getting that pattern.
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Thanks for all the compliments! You guys are great! I can't wait to show more!

I went through all 169 pages, you ladies are talented!
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