Wednesday, 6 February 2013

WOYWW 192

Wednesday’s come round so quickly and here you are again to have a nosey at my workdesk.

My regular visitors will know I recently acquired a sewing machine (named Albert as mum’s machine is Victoria lol) and I’ve been trying my hand at some sewing – something I’ve not really tried before. So far I’ve made half a dozen cushion covers and some new kitchen curtains. I’ve also had a go at making a tote bag big enough to take a 12”x12” box comfortably so I can use it for crops. For my first attempt I upcycled the old kitchen curtains! Here you go, my desk in all its glory …

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And don’t worry, smiley pot fans, he’s here, behind the bag ..

 

 

 

Right, time for a bit of noseying around some interesting workdesks at Julia’s blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/. See you there?

Sue x

ETA While you are here why not check out the CCW challenges here and here?

31 comments:

susibee said...

You have been very busy with your new sewing machine and your bag looks fab and I'm glad you've managed to sew on some signature buttons Lol!

Gibby Frogett said...

Happy WOYWW - love that you have given a name to your machine..he he.. and what a lot you have made already... thanks for sharing..happy crafting snd sewing..Gill x #50

Maria said...

aww your sewing machine looks lovely and light and compact - mine is a monster by comparison (and I dont know how to use mine either!)

Twiglet said...

Good name for your machine (my dad's name!!) I love the bag - great way to recycle. x Jo

scrappystickyinkymess said...

So where are these curtains you speak of? We want to see them :)

Happy WOYWW

MA (3)

Francesca said...

I one for naming things too, Luigi for the floor mop, Capt slog for the tv remote goes back to Star Trek. Nice and tidy desk, happy sewing. Francesca #108

Krisha said...

Well, I see Albert has been busy. Your tote bag is great, love the color patches (up-cycle ?)
Krisha #137

Ria Gall said...

wow for someone new to sewing you sure have made a lot already and your 12x12 bag looks fabby
Happy WOYWW
Ria #75

Angelfish said...

You'll definitely be needing to visit Sew La La if you plan to put your machine through its paces :o)
Thanks for stopping by today.

Christine said...

Love your tote! You clever lady :D x

MaggieC said...

That is a very swish sewing machine. Mine is a very elderly Singer machine that was my mother's bought just at the end of the Second world War. Not sure if I could cope with anything more complicated. Thank you for your lovely comments on my lighthouse card. Have a good week sewing or doing whatever yo fancy doing. xx Maggie #20

House of Bears said...

Were you thinking of certain bears lodging a formal complaint if poor smiley pot was hidden from view? We keep contemplating a sewing machine but our fat paws would never be able to thread the needle.

Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

lisa said...

It looks like Albert has been having a good work out there, what a great way of upcycling your old curtains, they make a great bag.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #54

Karen said...

Fab sewing machine :) what make is it Sue (sorry I cannot read it even with my glasses on. Nice to see "smiley" keeping things shipshape for you :) xx

Lisa said...

Your totebage is beautiful. For someone new to sewing, you got game! Love the colors of your sewing machine. Mine is plain ole' white and boring. Thanks for poppin' in to my blog. LisaDV #117

SueH said...

Well, you have been busy Sue and for someone who doesn’t do sewing, you’ve done a remarkable job with that tote.

Thanks for stopping by this week.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 88
x

Tamika said...

Thanks for stopping by Minnie! That's a nice sewing machine and I like your tote with the primary colored buttons on front! I just realized I've been bumped up to #126 and everywhere I've gone today I've said @125? Oh well it happens sometimes I guess.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Albert is rather devilishly handsome....and he does a mean job of sewing too!! It all looks great, we want to see the curtains though! Well done you for diving right in...we seamstresses have to stick together, lol (with or without zip experience!!)
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

Neet said...

Well, for a non sewer you have made good use of Albert (far ore than I made of mine months ago). Hope this inspires me to get mine out when I return home.
Thanks for the visit to my blog and happy WOYWW.
Hugs, Neet xx

Andrea said...

looks like Albert is going to be a popular chum love the bag the colours are fab good luck with future projects sounds like there will be no stopping you now..hope you have a fab week Andrea#77

okienurse said...

I love that sewing machine. The two tone red color is making me smile! I need to dig out my machine and make something too! See what you started! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my desk this week. Love getting those comments! Vickie #32

fairy thoughts said...

It looks like the sewers (or sewist if you are in the usa)amongst us are taking over WOYWW at the moment I dont think JO realises what she has started. Albert seems ( sorry for the pun) to be doing a grand job. I still have my instruction at the ready when I dont know which button to press.
have a good week
janet #38

Nan G said...

The new bag turned out great for being new to sewing! Cool machine! Happy WOYWW! Nan 28

Neesie said...

Well I'm seriously impressed because to me you are definitely a sewing genious. Now I can't even sew a button on!
I love the names of the machines.

I'm away to feed Hamish because seriously that poor hamster works so hard I feel shattered just watching him. ;D
Have fun with WOYWW and thanks for popping over to my place earlier.
Neesie ♥ #7

Neesie said...

Ooops I fear I may have overfed him a wee bitee! :$
Neesie ♥ #7

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, well done, Sue!! The tote is so bright and cheerful with that fun pattern and buttons!!

Thanks for coming by to visit me earlier! Have a wonderful week!! Darnell #47

Lindsay Coleman said...

Wow, love the bag. You have been busy xx

Shazsilverwolf said...

My sewing machine has come out of his retirement this week to do a Quilt for Jozarty, hope you are going to enjoy yours.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #74

Eliza said...

You need to post a picture of the kitchen curtain, looks like you are having some fun.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza

BJ said...

Well done on all the sewing projects. Thanks for popping by my desk - Happy WOYWW BJ #9

April Story said...

Cute smiley face mug. I love the colors of your sewing machine.
April #133