Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Craft Addiction

There were so many times when I wish I don't have to work and can stay at home and craft 24/7.
I wish that whatever thing I make will be able to sell off like hotcakes.
I wish that my inspiration will be never-ending.
I wilsh taht I can craft whatever crazy ideas that I can come out with.
I wish that everyone will be able to appreciate my crafts like a piece of diamond.

And yesterday, I took half a day off, so that the sewing machine guy can come and do a demo on the machine. This is the first proper sewing machine that I've bought. The previous toy sewing machine (battery operated) one didn't work that well. I chanced upon this machine during a promotion period and get 10% + $50 off (for trading in the toy machine).

I had initially looked at the $299 machine, which was probably the cheapest available there and most suited to my skills. However, that company is very smart! They employed promoter girls are used to be seamstress. These pple made so many miniatures of bags, pouches, clothes... etc. All of them are so nice! Not only that, they purposely embellish these works with lots of cool stitches which are available in the more advanced machines. The promoter lady even told me that I do not need to pay to go to sewing school to learn sewing. She said that I can bring any pattern to her and she can teach me on the spot! Doesn't that sound cool?

I was tempted big time. I ended up paying $900+ to get a very advance machine.

As soon as I've made the payment, I started to waiver. I started to wonder if I will make full use of the machine. I was afraid that the machine will become a white elephant. The more I think about it, the more guilty I felt. It went to the extent that I wanted to get a refund for the machine before it was delivered. Though I had wanted to do that, my work schedule was so busy that I forgotten about all the regrets. The machine was delivered one day. It looked cool. And so I thought, why don't I try it out? At least I have something to keep me more occupied nowadays.

It took me some time to get the guy to come and do a demo. I really felt very relieved after the demo was done. I instantly tried it on my own and I can remember what I learnt earlier! The machine was so easy to operate and I was so "wow-ed" by all the features that it has.

Now I can say that I've made a right purchase! I'm happy.

In the meantime, look out for more works soon!

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