Wednesday, January 19, 2011

a Wednesday Saga

NotOnTheHighStreet have asked me to send some samples so they can photograph them for an up-coming catalogue (which is super exciting!) so this morning I was in the workshop nice and early to start machining this little lot ::

14 Alphabet boxes ... all to be delivered tomorrow for the photo shoot on Friday...
all was going well...

....7 were done when.... BANG! CLUNK! 'nooooooooooooo!'

my much-mended-often -breaking machine got stuck. I had to take the needle out to remove the sewing .... I phoned John (who is the fixer of often-breaking machine) and he has declared it dead. He can fix it no more.
what to do???
well I bit the bullet.... and went to my local sewing machine shop (literally 1 minute away from my house!)
And this little beauty is my new stitching machine!

(isn't it nice how the machine matches my pincushion!!)
I quickly had a little test sew, then cracked on and finished my 7 other boxes!
I have to say that this machine is amazing....I went for a basic model because all I do is sew straight stitch, forwards & backwards...no fancy stitches needed here!
and the boxes?
all done and posted...here they are ::

there are a few gadgets on the new machine that I already don't know how I've ever sewn without them....I'll take some photos and show you another day!

15 comments:

chari said...

Son preciosos, me encantan, y siento lo de tu máquina de coser antigua y enhorabuena por la nueva. Como siempre me gusta muchísimo tus trabajos, enhorabuena guapa.

Muchos besitos preciosa. Ito34

nicollie said...

Whoei! Congratulations on your new machine! :D And also on the photo shoot! :)

Susan Entwistle said...

I think that subliminally you chose that machine because it matched your pincushion :). Very cute 'boxes'. Congrats on the new machine. Have lots of fun.

Cole's Corner said...

Your new machine looks awesome! Very cute, too.

Carmen said...

Double congratulations indeedy! Wow and WOW!

Anna said...

Congratulations Sarah!!! :D

Sheila said...

Your lil' boxes are really cute, and your new sewing machine is cool, I bought my first one a month ago, but is smaller, anyway is very heplful!
Very nice work, as always. Kises

TONE LILENG said...

Some times you have to spend money to earn money ... and it sounds as if your new sewing machine already is doing good in your studio. And the color palette is a perfect match for your work. Have a happy and creative day - your boxes will look great on the photoshoot :)

RUBRIEK said...

Wow... I like these. It's very2 inspirate me. Bagus sekali!!

Bechamela said...

your new machine is really pretty!!!

smeeta said...

nice sewing machine...the boxes are really cute!!

quiltdude said...

oooh nice new sewing machine, what a lovely treat (even though you really needed it)
Loving the boxes xxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

ooh what a fab silver lining to a big grey cloud :-)

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Kathryn H said...

So happy to hear you'll be selling things on notonthehighstreet - I love that website, and I love the things you create!

Keep up the good work! x