I read Carrie's post a few months ago about how she created a little Lego Bernina (it looks a lot like the Activa line) and got inspired to make one myself! If you haven't yet found Carrie's creative blog, Suchity Such, go over RIGHT NOW and check it out! Carrie blogs about things she's sewing, crafting, making with Lego's, and other things that inspire her.
First, I visited my local Lego store over at Woodfield Mall, where the super friendly staff helped me pick out pieces that looked like they would help build a Lego Bernina. (Did you know you can buy individual lego pieces by the container in stores? So cool!) There were some specialty pieces that weren't available as single pieced in the store, but the staff pointed me to the "Pick a piece" option of buying individual pieces through Lego.com.
Well, my Lego.com order finally arrived this week! So I set to work building my own Lego Bernina. My machine looks a little different than Carrie's, but believe it or not it was difficult to build this just from looking at a few pictures.
I added the "handle" on top of the machine for a spot of color, along with a little bobbin winder. It's just so cute, a Bernina that fits in the palm of your hand!
This project made me remember loving the Legos when I was a kid - and got me wondering where my Legos ended up after the move. Now I need to track them down and add my brand new stash to my collection. Or maybe I need to leave them out so I can keep on playing!