My Birthday: New Camera or Sewing Machine?

Monday, March 25, 2013

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?


Julianne Siadek said...

I would... get a new sewing machine. I actually love vintage machines, as they are easier to repair yourself. The cameras in the iPhone 4s and 5 are great, about 100x better than the 3. Maybe you're eligible for a phone upgrade, and then you can use that until your next birthday, and get the camera then.

Tessa Gonzales said...

One of the pros of working in a sewing machine shop is that I get to work with vintage machines almost all day. Many are really great, but I was surprised how many are at their time limit. There are some with plastic gears that were once a high end machines, and the gears are so old now they are crumbling. I still have my eyes out for an old Featherweight to fall into my lap! (It wouldn't hurt, they are really light.)

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El Stoltzfus said...

Oh my. Surely you pick a new sewing machine. A few months ago I bought a Babylock Ellegeo and it has transported me to new heights of deliciousness.

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