Sunday, August 18, 2013

I was bored. So I bought a sewing machine!

I have all-in-all been enjoying my summer holiday here in Tokyo! But, recently it only has consisted of sitting in my room trying to do something meaningful (fail), do something creative (kinda not fail) and staying out of the gross weather(success). The only times I've been going out is when I have work, and when I have to buy food, I'm that done with Japan summer heat. Seriously, fuck this weather.

So I have tried to do as I mentioned, some creative! And since I haven't had a sewing machine since I got here, I've picked up drawing again. I've bought pencils, colouring pencils, drawing ink and a new sketch book. I'll see if I can scan the photos some day, I'm not sure where I can find a scanner around here! I'm really happy with what I've created! I'm also doing a small piece that I'll submit to The Hawkeye Initiative Tumblr page, if only I could find the original photo first! Haha.

After a while I started getting a bit tired or drawing, I wanted to sew something new. But, after I made the Kumamon skirt by hand earlier I just.. can't get myself to start a bigger project without a proper machine. So, I went on Amazon and bought one!
It came in only two days. TWO DAYS. I love the Japanese postal service, it's amazing.

Here's my new baby: 

Spankin' new Singer Tradition SN-520! :)

I don't really have machine thread, so I couldn't start sewing stuff today. It was already halfway through the day, so I couldn't be bothered with going out that late. But I wanted to try it out, and had a go with it with thread made for hand sewing (it's a bit more sturdy and stiffer), it went pretty well! The machine argued a bit since the thread was wrong, but after a while it gave up and did as I said! Good boy.
I still haven't thought of a name for it yet, I'm not sure I should even give it a name since I probably will leave it here when I go back to Norway.

So since I couldn't make anything today, I decided to clean my room. It's now clutter-free and mostly nice smelling! :P I also counted all my cash savings and made a budget for the rest of my stay. I feel so accomplished! Woohoo!

Hope you all had a great weekend :)  

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