My birthday is right around the corner! April 15th to be exact. Let's just get to the point, it's time for an upgrade, people. First of all, I firmly believe that you do not need top of the line stuff to create amazing things. I have been happy with my machine for a few years now, but I've really just outgrown it. I will admit that working in a sewing machine store does have influence. (Singer 7462) When I look back at all the things I've done with this little beast, I am amazed she's still kicking. I do try to keep her in tip top shape, but she has her limits. Boy, does she have her limits.
On the other hand, I think I need the camera more than the machine, but its a tough choice. In the blogging world, pictures are everything. As a sewing blogger, I want to show details and colors that only a better camera will give me. I have a 6 year old Olympus Stylus 710 (now worth a whopping $40 bucks on Amazon!) that has served me well. However, when I looked up the camera specs for my iPhone 3Gs (totally rocking a vintage iPhone) they are the same! What, what? In fact, I think the phone is a bit better.
If I were to get a new sewing machine, I would get a Janome MC6600. Seriously, this has a built in walking foot! Not to mention, I am totally in love with Janome machines these days. They run so smooth! (not a paid advertisement, but hey I wouldn't mind it if was) I thought about higher end models, but this one really seems to be just enough of an upgrade, with a little growing room, but not so much that I get overwhelmed by extras I may never use.
If I were to get a new camera, I would get either the Nikon D3200 or the Canon Rebel. With a new camera, my pictures will look so much crisper AND I'll be able to make some video tutorials! Man.... why can't I have both?
I am open to suggestions, anyone got any?