Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WOYWW June 16th

I thought I'd show what's on my sometime other workdesk AKA the dining table.  As you can see it gets as messy as my craft desk.  I've got a few things on the desk that need altering slightly.  The rubber gloves are there 'cos I've been doing a bit of free machine embroidery and as you have to move the fabric yourself it makes it easier to grip and move the fabric round.  The fabric piece is for a project we are working on at the cloth doll group I'm a member of.   My free mahcine embroidery skills are sadly lacking.  I keep practising but when I do something like circles a few go fine then the machine just cuts right across one of the circles - I'm sure it does it on it's own!  And I get a few angles in the stitching and when did you see circles with angles! but heyho.  I've just done a kind of random stitch on mine but even that has anlges when it was supposed to be nice curves!   So now if you want to show us what's on your desk pop over to Akela Julia's then dive in, it's just for fun :-)
Have decided to post my tag for Linda's countdown here ;-)  I've used some lovely green felt with a  bit of free machine embroidery round the edge (as I said above doing circles is not my forte :-/ so if you're experienced don't look too closely hehe) the number 2 is free machined too and I made the flowers out of the rainbow organza.  Just to say in my defence here though I made the mistake of doing free machine embroidery on a small surface - not easy!
It's a glorious day here, hope it is where you are ;-)

55 comments:

Sid said...

Wish that machine was on my desk, fab stuff !!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am not even sure my machine is capable of free motion stitching, and if it is, it doesn't have a foot for it.

I am impressed by the TIP to use rubber gloves for moving the fabric. I hope everyone coming to your blog will think it's well worth the price of admission!

Linby said...

oh Anne you would laugh if you saw my ancient sewing machine-no electronics for me! Love the tag and the stitching. Lovely day here too.
Linbyx

kayc said...

I should really get my sewing machine out. It's gathering dust. Lovely tag! Kathleen x

Chrissie said...

Great tag and I love the colour scheme. No 'production lines' on your desk LOL!

Bee said...

loving all your sewing Anne and what's wrong with a few angles - personally I am an angle fan especially as I can't draw a circle or a straight line freehand, but I am a dab hand at angles.

xx

She said...

Oh Anne, I just love that Tag - very stroke-able! Love S x

Candace said...

Another desk with a sewing machine on. Last week it was all cats, now the sewing machines are multiplying

Enjoy your day Hugs Can x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, hows you today my dear? Anne, you and me are so alike, I have two desks too, lol! My dining room table is where I normally stamp up and colour in. My sewing machine must come out of its dark cupboard and come and play soon, thanks for inspiring me.

I love your tag, the colours are so bright and beautiful, I want to stroke it! hugs Heidi xx

Sue said...

Hi Anne,
great tag & flowers, i treated myself to a sweing machine but not used it yet!! i know it will have a hissy fit on me when i do! lol. have good day, sue,x

angelwhispers said...

Love the stitching it looks fab, you'd worry if you saw mine this is gorgeous!!

Love the tag with the flowers colours are beautiful!! Chanelle xx

Cheryl said...

oh really love your tag hun the colurs are just gorjus,great machine too bles you for poping over to my blog hun,hugs cheryl xxx

Yours Artfully said...

I'm wishing that sewing machine was on my desk too, I'm on a bit of a fabric kisk at the moment. Perhaps I'll ask for one for my birthday in a few months time!!!

Just love the idea of a non-paper tag for Linda's countdown......very nice!

Lin

Lulabelle said...

Love your free stitching piece!
Your tag is lovely, great colours, very pretty!

Lothian Crafts said...

Love your tag and fab stitching always makes me want to get my sewing machine out when I see lovely stitching.
Elaine

Nicci said...

Wow, is it Wednesday already?! Haha, love that tag too. Wish I could sew! xx

Jingle said...

Oh, these are just lovely! And in response to your question on my blog...I will share my dolls for sure when they are finished! One is planned to be done for a post on the 26th and the other will just be done when I get her done! LOL! I will be sure to post her, though!

Twiglet said...

Hehehe - I think Wipso and I are infecting you all with sewing machinitis!!!! Thats the second one I have seen today. Love the free machining - that little tag is beautiful.

Angie said...

Have not WOYWWed this week but had to pop by a few friends over the next few days

Love that stiched piece ...what fun

Kay said...

I have problems sewing a straight line, let alone circles or free embroidery!! The tag is too cute and that fabric piece is gorgeous, such lovely colours.

Bettythebaglady said...

Lovely stuff Lou. I too find angles appearing but I put my work in an embroidery ring-I tacked it to a cotton background first. I could probably improve it if I knew what I was doing! Will pinch the rubber gloves idea if you don't mind. BettyXXX

Artyjen said...

I'd love to have my sewing machine out full time but the reality is I never use it because I can't be *!$'@! to get it out every time LOL
xoxo Sioux

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fabulous tag....haven't used my sewing machine for years, i think I could qualify for the antique's roadshow!!

xx

Wipso said...

Really love your sewing Anne. It's so good to see more sewing machines about on the desks :-)
A x

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Great tag Anne, I really admire anyone who can create with fabric - I can barely sew on a button!

Nicki, xx

Crafty Chris said...

Well arent you mrs creative, great machine good tip on the rubber gloves, lovely tags in the felt, wouldnt have thought of doing that, its great coming over here I always find something new and not looking at cards all the time.
Christine x

craftytrog said...

Love your embroidered tag Anne! x

Chrissie said...

Great pics today Anne, I'm impressed with the machine and the quilty thing you have done!
Chrissie

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh Anne, there's nothing you can't do..how amazing is that 'free' piece, lovely. Like the tag too - what are you planning to do with your countdown set?

Nicks said...

I love the idea of free stitching, dont know if i can do it on my machine

Foil Play said...

So glad to see that the eyes made it to your dining table!

Your tag is beautiful :-)

Darcy said...

well your free machining looks just fine to me. It can be tricky though, do you put your fabric in an embroidery hoop? that def helps, then you just swing the hoop around .

Helen said...

I love your 3 and 2 tags. I've cheated and done 2 and 1 together. (as you may have seen by the time I get to the end of the WOYWWers today!)

kath said...

wow lou...loving your tag and those gorgeous flowers...me I will just be stitching straight...well straightish lines me thinks....hugs kath xxx

Heather x said...

Beautiful tag hun :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Rica said...

Hi Anne, thanks for your visit. I have a machine like yours. it does what it wants, not what I want. Love your tag and those flowers are fabulous.
hugs Heather xx

Jane said...

Thanks for your lovely comment...I am loving my new space...feel much more creative now!

Loving that tag by the way!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful tag and gorgeous flowers, all your tags have been gorgeous. Oh and thank you so much for your help last week with posting my page on someone's blog and saying mine is here thing. Really kind of you and it worked beautifully. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Phree said...

The free embroidery sounds intriguing, but I can't sew to save myself. Your tag is gorgeous and I love the colours in the quilted piece.

Spyder said...

Oh Anne I'm sooo late today, I wish I didn't have to go off to work, it does mess up a good ol' crafty day!! I haven't get a sewer..(that doesn't look right..) sewing machine...no...but lookie!! he has 'eyes'!!!

(Lyn)

There's 4 little ones one my desk this week, not sure if the camera got them or not!
(Lyn)

Sue from Oregon said...

I used to be glued to my machine for years when the kids were growing up...not so much now, but I did make a Christmas quilt last year and reminded me of how much I love to sew. Free handing sounds hard to me! You will have to show us more!

minnie_mac said...

Your machine's got googly eyes ! Love the tags you've been making.

Marilyn
x

Doone said...

will make sure angel makes a regular appearance on the workstation

Carmen said...

Love the googly eyes! *g* Your free machining is gorgeous - I would end up sewing my finger to the cloth!

peggy gatto said...

Fabulous color and texture!!!! Some day I hope to learn how to thread the needle on my sewing machine!!!
Thanks for coming by!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

A perfectly gorgeous tag- love the colors! It's a wonderful day here in Manila although we're already in the rainy season. Patsy from
HeARTworks

Sunshine Girl said...

Glad someone elses dining room table looks like their craft one too! and what a great tip about wearing rubber gloves for free embroidery - will try that next time so thanks for sharing!

ISA said...

Aaaa.. sew machine.. my mind have a lot of dust ! :-( I prefare work with my hand only but for the work like you do, certainly it's better ! I like your work, a pleasure to see :-) Have a nice day

Lavinia said...

Oh Lou! I love your tags!!! Your so talented & love the machine work. I am being inspired to get mine out & have a bash too! Great you've migrated to the dinig room! Lucky you to have one!!!Thank you for sharing & for the lovely comment you let for me! Spurs me on!
Lavinia
x

Kate said...

Nice tag, good luck with the embroidery.

** Kate **

Thistleblue said...

Great sewing desk! Love your pieces, the tag is fab! well done
thanks for sharing
hugs
Michelle
xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, WOW I so laughed at the Googly eyes on your sewing machine, Its sooo sweet.
Lovew the tags they are brilliant. Hope you have a great weekend, Hazelxox

Pam said...

Love the tag hon and great tip with the rubber gloves. I have to put my machine away this week as we have a student moving into my spare room. Hugs Pam x

Paper and Ribbons said...

The sewing is great, I wish I could get my machine to help me do something like that! Thanks for the tip about colouring the buttons, I did try it but everytime I did I was too impatient, prodded it and left a fingerprint - lol

Gez said...

Just had to go back & look at the googly eyes! Brill. Love your tag & freestyle. Anne you have a good eye for colour. Sorry I'm so late calling.xx