I just wanted to pop in and thank everyone for the birthday wishes! ^u ^ I love you all, and I thank you for taking some time out of your day to just give me a simple "Happy Birthday!". It truly means a lot to me! Qu Q
Hugs all around!
Now onto business. I've been away for long periods of time now. Well, since I've shipped the last batch of plushies. I've only been popping in to clear my inbox and run along. The truth is I'm at wits end with all the work I have.
It's not so much the workload, but my sewing machine decided it would be a nice time to kinda... break on me. It's completely my fault for putting off getting pieces to repair it, but I've decided to get an upgrade (WAAAAAH, MY WALLET; IT WEEPS!) My new machine should be arriving on Thursday, if shipping goes flawlessly. I'm going to try my best to continue doing what I can without my machine, at least have everything set up to just get sewn together. I'd still very much like to have at least this batch of ponies done before the end of the month. If I pace myself, it's definitely doable. I can probably get a few more in since the piles of ponies I'm working on just need manes and tails made! But we'll see.
What's wrong with my current machine? Well, to be completely honest, I'm not sure at all. I've been spending more time trouble shooting the darn thing than working, to the point of tears (literally, I'm pathetic! QQ) I was always able to get the problem fixed.... temporarily. After a while, the problem would come back around, then I'd... trouble shoot again and again. This has been going on for the past 3 months, and I paid the price for putting it off for so long. Tonight, the issue had gotten so much worse that not even trouble shooting was giving it a temporary fix! The machine isn't worth fixing, in my opinion. Or at least worth taking to a repair shop to get it checked out since the value of the machine is probably worth about half of how much it would be to repair. x. x It was a little workhorse and a perfect starter machine for me, and I'd like it to stay that way. ^u ^ I think I was ready for something a little more... professional, or at least a little more advanced and electronic.
I may put the little one away until I have a little extra cash to get it repaired and pass it on to some one who may need it, or just use it as a back up, but that'll happen much much later.
I just don't have the heart to completely chuck it out of my life. Qo Q
As for the hiatus: TL;DR.
Sewing Machine broke. Am stressed, angry and a big crybaby! Ordered new one, now wallet is sad, but Happy End on hopefully Thursday. Don't wanna take stress or anger out on anyone that doesn't deserve it, verbally. QQ
So I'm sorry if I worried anyone! I'm still here and didn't runaway with monies, I'm just in a tight spot right now! x. x
Speaking of tight spots.... I've cleaned out our tiny bedroom and pulled out some plushies that I completely forgot about. When I have a chance, I'll be putting these guys up for sale since I have no space for them! So keep a look out for a journal! These plushies are ALL made from my OLD PATTERNS. That being said, they will be a FRACTION of the price I have my newest plushies set to. These guys also have a few defects that will also be accounted for. ^u ^ But more on that later.
Annnnnd... that's it for now! Thank you all for bearing with me, I cause too much trouble! Qo Q
But please bear with me a little longer, at least until my new machine gets here. Q ^ Q