Friday, August 6, 2010

A "Serge" of Adrenaline...

The merger of paper and fabric is about as hot a fantasy as I can muster.

Our friends at Sew, Mama, Sew just announced a giveaway of the AMAZING Husqvarna Viking s21 Serger. I'm not usually one to enter blog giveaways, but this one I can not resist. I NEED this serger! I have had so many ideas revolving around the marriage of my favorite fabrics and papers, but in order to make them come to life in an affordable-to-the-public fashion, I need a serger. The truth is seam finishing is just too complicated and time consuming to do on my little Singer sewing machine. This machine could inspire an entirely new revenue stream for me! Just think... letterpressed and sewn invitations, book covers, personal goods...

One letterpress project I completed recently for clients Angela and Brian of San Diego made use of the sewing machine. I was quite pleased with the outcome - so clean, semi-formal, yet maintaining that hand-crafted feel:

And then there were the baby shower invitations I put together for a good friend of mine:

And to think, this is only the BEGINNING! I think it is obvious how much farther one could take this concept with a dream serger like the HV s21. Keeping my fingers crossed, and DREAMING of all the fun serging in my future! Please, oh, please - this mama needs to sew!