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When am not doing the everyday stuff of life i am making things. Or thinking about making things....

Friday, 4 November 2011

Mostly material

Zoffany Geranium Fabric
  After the Moth man visited I decided i really needed to sort the material stash out. i certainly didn't want any pesky moths getting their chops into it. of course as soon as he came to take a look the moths all vanished- i've ony found one since - to my great relief. either i panicked over a few moths or they are happily munching away on my silk curtains and wool blankets -grrr. the above material is Zoffany geranium at about £100 a meter, happily found at WRAP. I have used most of it and even very small scraps.however a small scrap found its way into the preschool craft bag donation and I had to laugh when i saw a Barbie had been dressed in it! whoever wrapped barbie up a rather nice dress (sealed with selotape!) must have great things ahead as a fabric designer if they can pick the good stuff out aged 4!

Wrap Goodies
A small stash above from WRAP. I was mainly looking for tweed to make some more bags see below but some purple felt snuck in - how did that happen!!

Free Dress
Above is a still not quite finished dress. the fabric i think is silk and i love the cantering deer across it! the material was free and the pattern was free from sewing class. what's not to love??  when i get it hemmed i will get a shot of me wearing it! I made another in plain black wool which is functional though not a nice as this one.

Tweed Scarf Bag

Tweed Scarf Bag close up!
 Here is the bag i mentioned above. i am extremely happy with it. it is from a pattern in Cloth Magazine. Much the best of the bunch right now. it's easy and very effective. the wool tweed was a remnant from a North Wales Woollen Mill we visited on holiday 2 years ago. the lining is kinda hard to see but is a nice colourful cotton sateen type material with stripes from the old Sewfine shop before it shut. ie i was actually using up my stash!! hurrah. I have loads more to make with different combinations and the added bonus is that you can use a scarf or tie or belt for the handle and even make it interchangable.
Cloth Magazine can be found here.

Wedding Bag
This bag, also made using with stash material was made using Making Magaizine's Vintage edition pattern. I had an old buckle perfect for it and picked out the broach for less than £5 in the local charity shop. the pashmina dictated the colourscheme and all in all I was very pleased with it. whilst i like Making mag because it covers lots of craft areas it seems to have gone a bit downmarket recently so i won't renew my subscription to it. Making Magazine can be found here.

Charity shop outfit
  Yep a denim skirt, grey Kew top, silk scarf, funky silver bag and semi precious stone necklace with vintage tie all in one shopping trip! Heaven

Thrifty Haberdashery
Lots of lace and embroidery, buttons and silk and even the bag to carry it all in. saw some nice bunting made from lace and hankies which inspired this lot. nothing more than £1...

1 comment:

  1. Deb, think I can now comment as anonymous! Great bags - you're wasted. You need to start selling them. So professional....jealous of your finds. I never find anything like that. Looking forward to the next post. Zola xx