Monday, 6 July 2009

Sewing & thrifting

I made this quick one hour bag using some Globaltex fabric, above photo is the front and below is the back.

Couldn't resist this bright, simple flower fabric, it was only £3.45 a metre and thought it would make a fun tote. I bought some with a pink background as well, Lily chose it so I'm going to make a duvet cover for her with it, pictures to follow eventually.

Another Globltex fabric was used to make a runner for my kitchen table.

And some really simply quilted coasters, did I mention I was bored on Friday, hence the sewing spurt.

A peg bag to match my carrier bag holder.

I made Lily these two skirts the first one was cut from the hem of a very large, 20p, skirt from a jumble sale.

A skirt for the beach.

I know I shouldn't but she was so cute and only £1.

A pretty rose plate, the rim is really a very bright turqouise that you can't see in this photo.

Some more brooches and pins.

Two Royal Albert moonlight rose mugs.

Another picture, yet more frame painting to do!

I went to a 30p book sale on Saturday and got these, first some gardening books.

I bought this one for the illustrations, so sweet.

Fab Twinkle annuals.

Fairy tales to add to my collection that I started after doing a storytelling course.

and more children's books.

I spotted this one just up the road from my house isn't she so cute?

I bought this to keep the flies away when we have barbecues but it didn't get used this weekend.

Didn't dry my washing either!


LittleGem said...

Ooh some fab makes and bargains there Bliss - your bags are great - love the fabrics, and the coasters too. Well done on your booksale bargains too :) X

Lyn said...

You have been busy!
I love the roses plate, I can see fairy cakes piled on that for a tea party?

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Hi Bliss, your pegbag and tote bag are fab. Love the fabric too.
Great weekend bargains.
Sophie xxx

Elaine said...

Wow, loadsa goodies!!!
I love the green Globaltex bag. I wasn't sure whether or not to buy that fabric, and now it's all gone.
Great sewing.

Love and blessings

Jennie said...

You are always so productive. It is fantastic to see. I wish I could make as much as you do. I love the books :D

Florence and Mary said...

Busy and talented lady you are!

I collect Twinkle annuals too, I remember them from when I was a child.

If you have any Enid Blyton books in your collection feel free to add to them my new Flickr group I've set up

Victoria xx

re said...

You've got lots of lovely finds there, and yes the doll was too cute to pass up. Love the bag in the first pic perfect for summer.

Indigo Blue said...

I recognise some of those books. i bet they are still in my parents attic! Hope all is well with you. Been a bit wet this past week hasn't it?

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What beautiful bags! I love the vintage finds too.
Isabelle x

Angie said...

I love the vintage books - they're so fun.

Gingerbread said...

I do like the fabric you have used for the bag really nice. And what great collection of goodies, I like the look of the garden books. best wishes Julie.C

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Pomona said...

Just discovered your blog - I really love the bags - I wish I was as industrious. And lovely pictures of all the goodies!

Pomona x

Duchess of Tea said...

I just adore your blog. I have been reading and looking over your lovely photos for the past hour.