My new sewing machine is going well. It's slower than a full size one and I wouldn't want to make curtains on it but for the short lengths of stitching that I do most of the time it's ideal. It has a large foot but being clear plastic its easy to see what you are doing, great for when you need to stop stitching at corners etc. Also the spool is drop in and has a clear cover so you don't get caught out when the thread runs out!
My other great buy is a cake stand from http://www.dotcomgiftshop.com. I was looking for something to store my reels of ribbon and this has proved to be ideal.
So having set up my worktable in the conservatory I have a great place to work with a lovely view of my garden. That is what I call inspiration!