Wednesday, 16 January 2013

WOYWW 189

Hello on this bright and frosty morning – just how I like the winter to be even though the sun is showing up my grubby windows!

So it’s Wednesday and time to reveal my workdesk to the world. I have two photos for you … the first to show off my sparkling new sewing machine got for me by my lovely mum at Lidl for a bargain £69.99. Beside it you can just see my first attempt at machining as I have finished Sophia’s cushion ready to post to her. Thank you for all your good wishes last week for her spottiness – she is well and back at school.

16.01.1316.01.13 2The second photo is my desk as it was before the sewing machine took root. I pinned a tutorial for making these cute little baskets and had a go at making one – easy to do and a good use of my 6x6 scraps box. I will make them for Easter and fill with little eggs. You can also see my ATG gun waiting to be sorted with the pot of Vaseline hovering behind it. THE ATG gun squeaks like a cage of budgies which is fine for home use but a bit too attention seeking at crops. LOL If anyone knows where the tutorial is please leave me a link – I can’t find it now!

OK, time to do some desk hopping at Julia’s What’s on your Workdesk Wednesday. See you there.

Sue x

ETA after much searching of Google I have found the squeaky ATG remedy … here.

42 comments:

Shazsilverwolf said...

Glad to hear that Sopia is back to normal.Love that basket, I will have to bookmark that tutorial, its something that will be useful, I know. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx#65

Suzy said...

Oooh Sue I do lurve your red and white sewing machine - very funky. Cant wait to see your projects you make with it and that little basket is just too cut, it will be gorgeous all filled up for Easter

Christine said...

Love your sewing machine - looking forward to seeing lots of fancy stitching especially on your LO's!

The basket is super cute. Will have to check out the tutorial.

I do remember your annoying squeaky ATG! lol

Glad to hear Sophia is better & back at school x

susibee said...

The basket looks fab, it could be used for all sorts of occasions. The sewing machine looks pretty fab too!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

That sewing machine is for art than tool! Lovely. As is the fab basket. Off to check out the tut now......

Like I need one more crafty project to add to my list. LOL!

Happy WOYWW

MA (1)

My name is Cindy said...

Glad to hear DD is better. Lucky you with a new sewing machine. I have promised myself a new one when I have a bigger craft room as I have no room to keep it out and know it will just sit under the desk unless it is primed and ready to go. Not that I can sew mind you!! That little basket tut is adorable - that is going in the mix for one of my easter kids classes - looks real easy and sooo professional! Thanks for the link. Cindy #74

Robin Spitzer said...

Love the color of your sewing machine! I bookmarked your tutorial, it will come in handy for Easter!

Have a wonderful week,

Robin #109

Sharon said...

Love the look of the new sewing machine, and will have to take a look at the tutorial. x

Sharon#105

Hammers said...

Is this your first machine? I love my sewing machine - upgraded to something fancy a couple of years ago and I can't live without him now...I also use it for making cards - which is so much fun. Thanks for the ATG tip, mine squeaks too! Cx

Claire said...

good ole lidl - they have some great bargains! can't wait to see what you make with it :)
and thanks for stopping by!
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 2

Krisha said...

Love the tutorial, even printed it off. I will make these for the G-girls for Easter. Thanks so much!! What a lovely machine you got, love the red and white!!
Krisha #122

voodoo vixen said...

Wow, love your funky looking sewing machine and the little basket, will have to have a go at making one of those! Can't help with the ATG, mine have never squeaked... maybe you need to give it a clean as some of the glue has got on the mechanism? Annette #3

lisa said...

Glad to hear Spohie is all well again. They soon recover thankfully don't they!!
That looks like a very fine sewing machine, I love the colour. Hope you have lots of fun exploring all it does.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #70

House of Bears said...

We're here for our weekly visit to smiley pot, oops, I mean to you!! Happy new sewing machine, it's something we often think about buying, it's the thought that counts, isn't it?

Hugs from the frozen bears. :)

Sue said...

Gotta Love lidl!! :)Adorable basket .

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That machine is awesome, so retro!! I hope that you have a lot of fun with it....I started off like that two years ago and look at me now!! The basket is cute too, I'm going to show my teacher friend, it'll be fab fir Easter!!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xx

Jennie Hart said...

The sewing machine looks fab and so does that basket. I am glad the ATG is being fixed before our retreat :D xxx

My simple life said...

love the sewing machine, and such a cute basket!

Buttons said...

Now that sewing machine looks like a great one - hope it works really well for you. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #29

SueH said...

Well, that’s a beast of a machine Sue and what a bargain! Mine only comes out on high days and holidays and then I have to sweep 4 ins. of dust off of it before I can attempt anything……just as well I’m not into machining big time, isn’t it!
As for you squeaky tape gun, WD40, I use it on everything.
Thanks for dropping by this week.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @79
x

MrsC.x said...

cute basket and what a bargain on your sewing machine!
Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}
craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

okienurse said...

congratulations on the new sewing machine it is awesome! Love the basket and look forward to seeing them filled with candies. Funny thing! My Stormy cat jumped up on the desk while on your site and saw the hamster and we spent a good 10 minutes playing before I left a comment...I love it when she gets so engrossed in something on the screen I can't move on! Thanks for popping by my desk and leaving a comment! It means a lot to me! Have a great week. Vickie #43

Ria Gall said...

thank you for showing how to make the little baskets I will be having a go at these.
Ria #114

JoZart said...

There are lots of tutorials on Youtube for ATGs so you should be able to sort it. I squirt any squeak with the wondrous WD40... never fails to cure everything but my creaking knees.
I love the card basket you made.. .do you have a pattern for it? I'd love to make it for Easter.
Love Jo x

Sarah said...

Hi sue - loving the new machine .. what a bargain & such a lovely colour! The little baskets are very cute! Sarah x

Pam said...

Fab bargain on the sewing maching, happy sewing. Hugs Pam x

MaggieC said...

I have followed Shaz's lead and bookmarked that tutorial for those basket. By the way, the half price sale at Clarity is only available to Clarity Club members. I joined last year and have really found it excellent. Have a good week. xx Maggie #37

BJ said...

Oh cutie baskets, best go print the tutorial too. Julia mentioned the offer for the pink ATG gun, I was tempted but I have bought so much lately, I wasn't sure I could warrent it. Wasn't quite so reserved witht he chronology range though. Thanks for visiting me BJ#55

Lindsay Coleman said...

Love the sewing machine, its so you as well, what a great find. Glad Sophia is all better, she's going to love the cushion so much.

The basket is fab, I'm going to mark those for a future making occasion

xxxxx

sandee said...

Little basket is adorable, happy machining with big red there, and I'm so glad your young 'un is feeling better! ♥ waving hi from the soggy laden hills of North Carolina ☺

shirley clark said...

Love your little basket.

April Story said...

Congrats on the new sewing machine. And if you find that tutorial - please share - I want to make one of those cute baskets.
April #141

Eliza said...

Now that is a snazzy looking machine. Sorry to hear about squeeky ATG I will try and find my directions, just gotta remember where I put them LOL


Happy WOYWW
Eliza

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely machine - tht flash of colour is frightfully smart! I solved the ATG loading thing at a crop - I asked Mary Anne to help me and was so embarrassed to need the help that I've not forgotten how!!

Gibby Frogett said...

Great workspace and sewing machine, love the colour. Thank you for your lovely comments and welcome on my first WOYWW. Can see this could be very addictive.. Gill x

fairy thoughts said...

what a bargain with the machine ... look forward to seeing what you make with it
janet

Caro said...

What a funky sewing machine! I just love that little basket and will have to try one myself at some point. Thanks for sharing. Happy 'Belated' WOYWW. Caro #63

Neet said...

Hope the Vaseline worked! What a great bargain that sewing machine is, looks good! Thanks for the Pinterest - just started on there so off to see how you did those baskets.
Hugs Neet 7 xx

Nan G said...

Sweet looking machine! It'd be more decoration than function in my house. :D Darling basket. a late Happy WOYWW! Nan 113

Lori said...

Love the little basket. I went and pinned the tutorial for Easter. Squeaky ATG?? Hmm. I may have to go use mine. Mine either doesn't squeak or I am not very observant. LOL

Sorry I am 2 days late getting to your blog. I have been battling a nasty flu bug.
Lori #84

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for all the great links, Sue! That little basket is so stinkin' cute!! BTW, can't remember if I asked b/4: do you know where your happy face mug can be bought? Little twink Henry is going through a phase where he LOVES anything with a happy face. I think it's so cute, better than loving frownie faces!! My email is on my profile page if you know. Thanks!

Thank you, too, for coming by the Playhouse and leaving your sweet anniversary wishes! I'm sorry I'm so late getting around WOYWW. I took some time off to celebrate with Mister and am still going through all our wonderful greetings.

Have a super weekend! Have a blast with the new shiny sewing machine!! Hugs, Darnell #64

Nicky said...

Love the little baskets and your new sewing machine - I am not sharing a desk as away from home looking after my friends cattery but enjoying having a good look around everyone else's desk