Betcha didn't know I was expecting, huh? Hehe. I definitely wasn't expecting this lovely piece of machinery--but the very same day that I was out buying furniture without my husband's consent, he was doing the same for me.
Sharon and I both celebrated our birthdays a few weeks ago (our birthdays are one day and a few years apart) and this was my gift from James. And I am in LOVE.
James researched sewing machines to death (he researches everything for days/weeks/months and sometimes years before purchasing, I kid you not) and after being disappointed in the selection of "new" machines in his price range, he started to dig a little deeper. Then he learned about the Singer 401A. If you are looking for a great machine, consider the research DONE and start perusing Craigslist for a Singer 401A.
I could go on and on about the machine, but I'll just show her to you instead. Oh, and we had one of our best ever Craigslist experiences with this purchase. It was memorable and it makes the machine even more special to both of us.
My husband thinks of everything. He found a machine with a cabinet so it would be convenient to use in my mini-office space in my bedroom. (We have an office but I make it too messy, so I've been banished to a small corner of my bedroom. I kid, I kid... Sort of.) The sewing machine cabinet fits perfectly into my little office corner where James mounted a monitor to the wall so I don't have to continually lift it on and off everytime I want to sew.
The table that folds out hovers right above our nightstand so we don't have to move any furniture. It's practically perfect in every way! I just fold out the table and pop the machine out, and Voila! There's my crafting space!
See how easy the transition is?
I may not be one of those lucky ladies with a room devoted to crafting, but I am pretty excited about my new crafty space!
Check back tomorrow to see what I've been making!