Wednesday, 14 March 2012

WOYWW - Baby blue in action

As normal my desk is covered with all the thoughts inside my head.
I checked the title of WOYWW and it definately says 'Whats on your workbench Wednesday', so this week I shall stick to showing you just my workbench.  And as normal my desk is covered with all the thoughts inside my head, while the bed (behind me), is covered with all the fabric required to transform those thoughts into items.

But I am delighted to announce that the Baby Blue Singer Sewing Machine is back in action.  I received the machine through the Freecycle system, but it needed a little tlc.

I adjusted the belt to its max position the other week, but I guessed it still wasn't tight enough (I had never looked at sewing machine belt before)  Anyway, the machine beat me to it, and began slipping before I had got around to ordering a new one.

There is a great, sewing machine parts site, it changes its name depending on what sewing machine brand you are looking for, so for the life of me I can't remember the name, but anyway, the belt arrived by return of post, I fitted it and Baby Blue is back in action.

This allows me to leave Baby Blue set up for free motion embroidery, and my Pfaff set up for normal sewing.  (Please don't let me bore you with the different settings required).

This idea is great, apart from one small problem, don't tell Baby Blue but - I just haven't bonded with it yet!  It works, it does the job fine, but it just isn't the same as my Pfaff.

Anyway, this is what the new combo, produced today.  A glasses case and a business card case, (in truth that is my ironing board, not my workbench, but you can't really expect me to move all that stuff).

Sometime soon, I might finally get around to photographing the glasses cases well enough to list them.


  1. How lovely to put new life back into the old machine. I really do hope you bond with it soon and enjoy playing with it.
    A x

  2. Two lovely items. Glad your machine is working and hope you bond with it soon. :)

  3. Good luck with Baby Blue - its a bit basic but with a bit of encouragement it should be fine!! x Jo

  4. Hmmm, wonder if that sewing machine place has the stuff to fix my grandmother's machine? If you find the name please do share. I got her machine after she passed and it didn't work so well, so it's boxed up but I'd love to set it up and have it running! Love the cases have a great day!

  5. I love the glass case with the little chicken on it. It's cute.

  6. Love these makes Fabulous, Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x

  7. Don't think I will ever bond with a sewing machine!!!! It is more likely to give me a headache!

  8. Quickly watching all those lovely desks!!
    Have a happy WOYWW Wednesday :)))
    Watch mine too, I've an awesome announcement on my BLOG(click)
    Hugs Marleen ;-)

  9. Clever girl, mending your own machine. Like what you have been sewing. Regards, Anne (

  10. I just love your chicken cases, they are adorable! We won't tell baby Blue, it will be between you and a few hundred of us! lol waving hi from the warm and sunny hills of North Carolina :)

  11. Fab cases - great pics, baby blue won't mind I'm sure. Take care, enjoy snooping around the wonderful desks & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 33

  12. Wow, you are like a sewing machine mechanic, I am very impressed. I'm sure you will bond with baby blue soon.
    Gorgeous cases.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #78

  13. I love my Janome, have definitely bonded with it. Well done for fixing Baby Blue, I'm seriously impressed! I love your glasses case - I make them too but I prefer yours!! The applique makes all the difference. Hope your stuff is still selling well :)
    Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

  14. What a sweet blue sewing machine. Well done for bringing it back to life.
    Fiona xx #166

  15. The blue machine is awesome! Great little cases-love your label on the side.

  16. So true about new tools and not yet quite bonding with them (I shan't tell Baby Blue if you don't!) - I often get this with pens; they should write so nicely, but in my handwriting they often don't, so I'm always hunting for those that do...and then they run out! Have a fab week and hope to see you popping by my Pen Pot, best wishes Deb #74

  17. Maybe you should have a 'date', and bond over a glass of wine???? The resulting projects would be very interesting lol!!!

    thanks for your comments on my blog, cogs may take a while to find a home!

    hapy woyww

    Deb s#166

  18. I'm really late getting around this week,but what the hell. Love the idea that you haven't quite bonded with the baby blue yet..these things take time! The business card case is so sweet, much nicer than the plastic box that you often see in use! As for the badge...I get it...hop someone else does!!