Wednesday, 4 February 2015

What's on My Workdesk Wednesday 296? Sewing Machine!

Health Warning!  For those of you who know me well, be warned...there is a sewing machine on my desk!
As a RULE...I don't sew.

UNLESS there is an emergency.

The repair pile is hitting emergency status.  I had to sew a new (industrial) zip onto my son's Golf bag cover.  They supply a piddly thing and of course after no time at all it had derailed.  That was last nights job.  Still on my desk are his school shorts and some of my tops that need altering for various reasons.

They might or might not get done.  The golf bag was URGENT as he has a tournament on Sunday.

The rest...we will see.

There is a pile of cut sticky backed foil vying for my attention...I think it might win me over for a while!  I need to get my steampunk on, then I might have the energy to tackle the rest of the sewing pile...time will tell.

Yes that is a roll of sticky backed foil which I found in a local craft shop.  It keeps me out of mischief!
For those of you who saw my clock on the go last week, here is a link to the tutorial of how I made it.


  1. well done, Bella on attacking the hard sew repair of a zip!! and one in a golf bag no less. I dips me lid to you!!! :D

    Mm, a kind of longing looking at the metal sticky back roll there, dont know where you get them here??
    .. bad news this week my best favourite craft shop closed down while away so did not even get to specials..

    Ah well do have 'nuff to keep me well trluy busy!
    Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x no number yet!

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  2. I haven't sewn in years, and the Army movers broke the last machine I had over ten years ago! So glad you were able to fix his bag. What an amazing transformation on your clock - wow! Have a great week & God bless!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #9

  3. thank you for joining in with my sewing 'moments' mine was curtains for the DD!
    Interested about the foil, plasterers tape underneath is good I hear! Looks like the girls are taking over the DIY shops.
    Have a good week
    Christine aka Bishopsmate #73

  4. I used to sew a lot, but only seem to do repairs on my machine now. Although I have just used it to make the heart embellishment for Tim's February tag. Love how you altered the clock what a transformation!
    Hugs Lottie #78

  5. Well done you for repairing a zip. I hate that job! But I suppose it's better than having to buy a new bag.
    Your clock is amazing! Love it!

  6. Wow, well done for getting the machine out! And to do a zip too....blooming awkward things.....on a golf bag as well, that couldn't have been straightforward. Good luck with the shorts!! Lol
    And what will you do with the sticky backed foil? I didn't even know there was such a thing!
    Hugs, LLJ 26 xx

  7. Oh wow, that clock is awesome. Have fun creating with your foil!

    Thanks for the visit to my blog earlier and for the kind words.

    Happy creating and happy woyww,

    Sandy #10

  8. Hi Bella ha ha I love sewing .... But ask me to repair something ... Well that's a different thing altogether .... I'd rather do the ironing and those who know me well would laugh out loud at that.
    Hope you get to play properly soon
    Janet @18

  9. Glad I'm not the only one to be torn between what needs to be done and what I want to do! Jenny x

  10. I am not very good in sewing and I hate repairing stuff with a sewing machine.... I wonder what you are going to do with the foil. Well your altered clock is awesome!!
    Thanks for your earlier visit!
    Gabriele 23

  11. Ewww, sewing is a dirty word in my house. I have three pairs of trousers that I bought 2 years ago and they are still waiting to be shortened. I would go for the foil, much more fun :) Love your altered clock.
    Have a great week,
    Von #42

  12. Hi Bella, happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting my desk. Sewing hey, mmm, I sew buy not regularly but I would love too..seems I need another room set up just for sewing, don't think that's going to happen. Anyway just sit down and get the awful sewing jobs out of the way, you'll be really happy and back to making great art - like your gorgeous clock, WOW!! Have a great week RobynO#20

  13. Oh your clock turned out AMAZING I love the effect it has on it
    will have to check out your process on it after hopping about
    Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 14

  14. I'm with the 'sewing is swearing' group - I'd have bought a new golf bag, though I know that isn't practical!! Hope you get your other sewing chores done and get back to what you do best!! Helen 8

  15. Now that is an amazing remake of your clock. Well done on the sewing, I get mine out about once a year and feel very accomplished.
    sandra de @13

  16. Have you recovered yet? :D Having to re-sew (by hand) the toggles back on my daughters coat today was traumatic enough. I do like (badly) sewing on a machine though - just never get a chance with a toddler running around.

    Oh my word that clock is AMAZING! Is it a working one too?

    Carmen x #53

  17. A woman of many talents... hope the golf bag got done and I am off to look at how you did the clock as it is frikkin awesome looking!! LOL Sorry i am so late visiting... Annette 51

  18. Yip I hear you on the sewing.. Now I have found that one of the maids in the complex has started sewing... what a bargain and she is really reasonable. I give her all my stuff and I get it all back done. I don't have to worry about broken thread or scrunched up seams... Love it.

  19. What a wonderful transformation to your clock.
    Julie x


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