Monday, June 1, 2009


Yippy I finally have a new sewing machine. I have been very busy playing with it and finishing off some orders. I'm loving this new machine I wish I had bought it sooner instead of putting up with the old one.

Thanks everyone for your advice on what machine to buy. I decided to stay with the same brand as my old one. Janome were having a big sale so I got it for a very good price.

Hopefully I will be able to get back into the sewing inbetween doing the household chores and sorting out the front room.........I know I know I still haven't cleared it since I posted about it months ago. I have been slack and was just enjoying being back in the house and decorating but now it's time to get back to more renovating.

Here are a few things I have been working on with my new machine. A name cushion for a friend.

And this cute little monkey which is made from a pair of socks. I found it at this very talented lady's blog here and decided to have a go and make some for my kids. All she needs is eyes and a mouth and she is done. Then I have to make one for my son and my neighbours kids have put an order in too so I'll be sock monkeying for a few days.

Have a great week.


Tulip~Rose Quilt Shoppe said...

congrats on the new machine...looks like you will be sewing up a storm with your new toy in no time! And the sock monkeys are SOOO cute!
Hope you have a great day

Shabby Raggy Roses said...

I'm so glad you got your sewing machine problem fixed! Can't wait to see more stunning designs come from that great machine! Love those Sock Monkeys.
Best wishes,

our shabby cottage said...

That new machine looks like a beauty Carol! Here's to lot's of great sewing projects to be made with it!

Natasha Burns said...

THe new machine looks great :) Hope you can get back into it soon!
Love the sock monkey, it's adorable!

Chantilly Cottage said...

Hi Carol
Congratulations on the new Sewing Machine... cant wait to see what lovelies your whip up.
Love the sock monkey he is a cutie.
Take Care.
Deb x

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

That sock monkey is fantastic, think you will be making heaps of those, wonder how a spotty one would look lol. Great machine, I think I have to get mine out this weekend as need to make some curtains for our rumpus room. Will have 10 inches of dust on it though!!

Bear Hugs said...

Too cute Carol. Wow - I love the way you've lined those stripes up. Mine would be all over the place!!!! Do you make bears too :)))))
Bear Hugs,

Gail McCormack said...

awhhh...Love them Carol, how sweet - I hadn't realised how hard it was to find Quirky lil' pressies for the younger folk!
These would be PERFECT!!!