We Love Our Brothers

 

Do you sew? One of the best companies for sewing machines is Brother, and guess who has them? Here’s a hint. It’s DealDash.

Do you or your wife, mother, daughter, Grandmother, or even your husband, brother, or friend enjoy sewing? Sewing is a hobby for many people now, but 100 years ago it was a necessity. And do you know what company has been around for 100 (108, actually) years? Brother! The Brother company was started in 1908 when the Yasui Sewing Machine Co. was established in Nagoya, Japan. In 1954, Brother International Corporation (US) was established as their first overseas sales affiliate.

I consider myself a fairly advanced sewist – I have been sewing since I was 15 years old, and I am 36 now. I have owned a few different brands of sewing machine, but time and again I come back to Brother when I decide to upgrade my machine.

DealDash has a lovely selection of Brother brand sewing machines up for auction. DealDash even has one of my all-time favorite Brother machines – the Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine. I had a Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine for 10 years, and I gave it away to a friend while it was still in perfect working order so I could upgrade. If you get the Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine from DealDash you will have a sewing machine that is easy to use and amazingly durable. You can check out this awesome machine at this link here.

 

 

Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing MachineBrother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

Another favorite of mine is the Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine SE 400. I have another much higher priced embroidery machine made by Singer, but this compact SE 400 is so easy and quick to use I find myself using this one more than my higher end machine. DealDash has the Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine SE 400 at this link here if you would like to check it out.

DealDash has even more sewing and embroidery machines available for auction.  You can find both regular sewing machine and embroidery machines on DealDash at this link.

 

Thanks for reading, and I hope that I inspired you to either get out your machine and start sewing, or get a new machine from DealDash! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

Great Christmas Gift Series: Shopping for Crafters

 

Welcome to DealDash’s “Great Christmas Gifts.” series –  If you’re a person who struggles every year trying to think of gifts to get your family and friends, this series is for YOU!

Today we will be talking about crafters. For the uninformed, a crafter is someone who does any sort of craft, including sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, crochet, papercrafting, or even newer types of crafting such as using a 3-D printer. Think about the people in your life such as your wife, mother, daughter, Grandmother, or even your husband, brother, or friend. Do any of these people talk about the crafty side of life? If so, I have some great suggestions of what you might want to get them for Christmas.

Knitting Machine Set for Kids

If you’re trying to think about what to get a crafty child you might want to think about getting them a knitting machine. Knitting machines are very cool, you can produce a knit item very quickly without too much effort involved. Basically, you thread the yarn (which is included with the particular machine that is up for auction on DealDash) through a circle of hooks, turn the crank, and knit material is produced! It’s super easy to make a scarf, and when you get more comfortable with the machine you can even make hats and sweaters! If you’d like to check out the knitting machine for kids (age 6+) on DealDash check out this link.

Singer Electronic 100-Stitch Stylist Sewing MachineBrother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

If you’re looking for a present for an older crafter, say age 13+, you really can’t go wrong with a sewing machine! Even crafters who are more into knitting or scrapbooking could probably still use a sewing machine. For example, they might need to sew together pieces of knit fiber or even sew together paper for making scrapbook layouts. Sewing machines are awesome! Some non-crafters might say that I’m nuts, but I have no less than 3 sewing machines set up at one time, sometimes even more. If you are looking for something even more advanced than a regular sewing machine you might look into embroidery machine. An embroidery machine can be extremely useful if the person you are giving a gift to enjoys quilting or making personalized items. You can find both regular sewing machine and embroidery machines on DealDash at this link.

Brother ScanNCut Home and Hobby Cutting Machine

The last item that I am going to suggest for the crafty person in your life is a cutting machine. There are a few different brands of this type of machine, but they all do very similar things. These cutting machines can do a lot of different things, they of course can cut paper to make scrapbooking layouts, but they can do so much more! They can cut out stencils, vinyl stickers, t-shirt transfers, and even fabric. It’s very easy to design a project and cut it out in one sitting, it’s great for people who like instant gratification. These machines tend to be rather expensive, so my advice would be to check them out on DealDash. You can find one at this link here.

 

Thanks for reading, and I hope that I gave you some good ideas that you can put into practice for your holiday shopping. As a crafter myself, I would be overjoyed to receive any of these gifts for Christmas this year. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

Great Christmas Gift Series: Dyson Vacuum Cleaner

Welcome to DealDash’s “Great Christmas Gifts.” series –  If you’re a person who struggles every year trying to think of gifts to get your family and friends, this series is for YOU!

 

If you’re wondering what to get your wife, mother, or even grandmother this year for Christmas I would recommend a Dyson vacuum, from personal experience. Dyson vacuums are some of the most awesomely powerful vacuums out there, and they can cut your housework time in half!

You might be thinking “My wife would kill me if I gave her a vacuum for a Christmas present!” I wholeheartedly disagree, as the recipient of a Dyson Vacuum for my Christmas gift last year, it made me extremely happy. Not only is the Dyson vacuum a great workhorse that sames me time it’s also a beautiful purple and silver color. You might not think that the color of a household chore machine might matter, but I know that I am just a little bit happier when I use my purple Dyson than any other boring black vacuum that I have owned before.

The actual Dyson company was started in 1993, but you might be surprised to know that James Dyson has been working on his vacuum designs since 1979! James Dyson’s vacuums were so well received that by 2009, Dyson began creating other air-powered technologies, such as the AirBlade hand drier (my favorite hand dryer, the only one that ever actually DRIES my hands), the Air Multiplier bladeless fan and Dyson Hot, the bladeless fan heater.

Since I think that a Dyson vacuum would be a great gift for just about anyone who cleans their house on a regular basis, you might be interested to know that there are a few different kinds of Dyson vacuums, and luckily for you they available pretty frequently on DealDash.

Dyson DC41 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum

The Dyson vacuum that I am most familiar with is the Dyson DC41 Animal. The DC41 Animal is a Dyson Ball upright vacuum cleaner for all-around dirt and pet hair removal. The machine’s cleaner head has an active base plate, which self-adjusts automatically for optimal contact with all floor types. Which means that I can vacuum my hardwood floor kitchen and then transition to the family room which has a huge rug covering almost all of the floor without stopping to adjust the pile setting like on a regular vacuum since the cleaner head adjusts automatically.

Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum

The other popular Dyson model that I have some experience with is the Dyson V6 Cordless vacuum. The Dyson V6 cordless vacuum gives you Dyson suction power without the hassle of a cord. Its motorized cleaner head cleans all floor types. My friend received this vacuum for her birthday and she loves it! It’s a great cleaner like a regular Dyson but you can easily carry it up and down the stairs to clean everywhere without lugging a vacuum.

If you’re interested in either of the vacuums or any other Dysons or Dyson accessories check out this link here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!