Monday, April 11, 2011
I love Select Sewing!!! Loaded all 4 boys up and headed on the dreaded journey of taking my sewing machine to get fixed or see if it was even worth fixing again. Planned ahead this time and made sure all the big boys had their DSs so their courious little fingers didn't get them into trouble with all the cool sewing machine buttons that I'm dying to play with too. Walked in and got the usual "Wow four boys, you must be busy." of course I ignored it more concerned about my machine and walking into a store with my four boys is just natural by now along with hearing those comments. I explained the problem with my machine and that it was the third time I had been in since October. He pluged it in and immediately said that it was a fuse in the mother board because none of the lights came on....really? I never even noticed that they were out, the main light came on, I guess I really don't look at that side of my machine that much. After pulling out my old ticket and reading what the past problems were he says that he should have replaced that part the last time and will do it for free if its the fuse and was pretty certian that it is!!! WHOO HOO!!! AND it would be done in a couple of DAYS!! Not weeks days! I'm so excited. Off to finally eat dinner, kids to bed and SEW!!!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
So my fil came down today to see if he could sodder my foot pedal back together. No such luck, after an hour of checking every connection he came to the conclusion that it is something internal. FABULOUS!! Back to Select Sewing I go to spend yet another $200 to get my machine fixed. If only I had a money tree where I would be able to get a whole new way better machine that also did embordery, and I could put cute little names on all my outfits. Sadly I don't have a money tree. But I do have a wonderful husband who is going to drive to Muncie to yet again borrow his mother's machine so I can get my orders done. On top of that he is so wonderful he is taking 2 of the children with him while the other one is sleeping and the big one who needs an attitude adjustment, but the question is what do I do without a sewing machine for the 2+ hours they are gone. I think I might have a panic attack. Its crazy you would think I would like the day to just sit around and do nothing...mother of 4, works full time and yet every spare minute I have I want to be sewing. So even though I wonder if God wants me to be doing this or not every time something goes wrong or I don't have any sales, I'm not complete unless I'm sewing. I'm not me.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
So tonight I had two skirts and two dresses cut out and ready to sew. Got the machine threaded, fabric sitting under the presser foot, pressure foot down, push the pedal with my foot and NOTHING!!! One of my biggest frustrations is my machine not working (it is my first baby), especially when I have a stack of orders ready to be sewn. Now mind you my machine completely broke in October and took 3-4 weeks to be fixed and cost at least $200. It broke in the same place maybe a month ago and took at least 2 weeks to be fixed but luckly still under warrenty. My hubby came running to my yells of frustration and spent the next two hours searching the internet for a solution, only to 1) become annoyed with not being able to open the thing and 2) realizing there aren't many sewing machine repair stores. Finally he finds screws hidden with plastic nobs and opens it to find (much to our relief) a small part had come unsoddered. Now at 11:45 my sewing night was completely unproductive but not a $200 repair just a purchase of a sodder iron or make a trip to Muncie to have my fil fix it. Hopefully tomorrow will be more productive and I will have all my orders sewn and ready to be mailed out on Monday.
My name is Mindy and I am starting this blog to discuss my ongoing adventure of trying to start my own business. I intend to talk about my successes and failures (hopefully not to many of those. :) ). I will share my new ideas and designs. I hope along the way to get feedback and suggestions from those of you who will find this. A little about me, I am the mother of four wonderful boys and I have been married to my husband Josh for almost 11 years. I work full time with 1 year olds at a childcare center and I love working with children, but my dream is to have a successful business so that I can continue to design children's clothing and purses. Hopefully I will be able to do this full time in the future. You can find my shop on etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/FourLoves. The items on there are always changing as I create new designs so check back often. There are lots of cute items that can be personalized for your child. Please let me know if you have an idea that I can create for you.