I thought I was going to throw the sewing machine through the window yesterday. All day long fighting with the damn machine. It would go good for like ten stitches and then start getting all messed up, building up giant loops on the bottom. Then when I would finally fix that it would go well for half a second and I'd start feeling victorious and then the bottom wouldn't grab at all! Ahhhh all day long back and forth good, bad, good, bad. I don't think I was able to finish a single item but I guess I came further in design. Some of the material is so rad I can't wait to get this new line going! AHGHH!
After catching up on orders... I think, well okay-after catching up on most of the orders I think we can start working with the new (used) sewing machine. I've never used an industrial machine but it looks sweet, really sweet. No extra buttons and knobs to fidget with which is good for me cause I get distracted. The motors on these things are so wicked they have to bolt them to the side. The one I got is old but the motor is new and it hasn't a single scratch or dents and its a lovely blueish periwinkle color.
So what should I make? I'll start with some easy little zipper pouches but really I have heaps of salvaged material to work with. All colors and types of vinyl, fabric, plastic shipping material, flat inner tubes. I need to make more inner tube wallets people dig those. I'd like to try to make some shoes, thing is, we have to be able to do it quick to keep the prices low. My thinking is that high prices and sustainability/greenery are not in the same group. Not even the same universe, uh oh don't get me started on greenwashing. These people really piss me off to no end with all the effing hype about how GREEN they are because the jet they use has recycled pop bottle cushions. Give me a break!
Oh I almost forgot; if you haven't heard we are looking for a store to open around Alberta or SE 12th, something similar to those. and...
The fabulous employee of the month award is not given lightly but this one works so hard and puts up with the most difficult employer in town that she deserves all the accolades that come with such a prestigious award... Courtney Flummoxed Otter Kintz you are the new Employee of the Month!!!
Thank you Courtney for all the hard work. HELD would not be nearly as good with out you!