Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Bags, Brooches and Bunting.

Morning girls,

 Do you remember the tea towel I bought?  well it's now my favourite summer bag!!!
 I've been sitting in the warm sunshine doing a bit of sewing

I just cut a slice off down the side to make the strap and folded the rest over, then stitched along the bottom and down the seam, then was the fun part, choosing  buttons and ribbon and a lovely old clock face to pretty it all up,

I quite like the red and white strap with "glass" and "cloth" on it.

Another bag I made was a craft bag for a friend "pins and needles"

it's big enough to take all her crafty things along to the knitting group, and I lined it with some lovely red flowery fabric she gave me.

Last week I bought two  brooches (yes more brooches!!!) from a lovely shop in Easingwold, I'm making the most of going to the knitting group there because as from next week I'm swapping Wednesdays off for Fridays so I won't be able to go which is a shame but then it will be nice to have Friday's off, anyway getting back to the brooches I saw these a while ago but they were a tad expensive at £20 but I saw them in a sale for £6 so I snapped them both up!!

Here they are displayed on a wooly vest I made to go on the childs hanger Rachel gave me and when I showed her what I had done she said "I've got another one at home that you can have" "ohhh yes please!"

and finally the bunting bit!!

I bought loads of this bunting from good old M&S  to go outside in the summer some of it might just find it's way round the top the snug as it will go with the new picture and door mat from Mataland (as my friend calls it) they were a real bargain at only a fiver each.

I love it!!

and a first class doormat!

Right I'm going to make the most of the sunshine and hang my washing out on the line to dry and hopfully get it all ironed later on,

Lucey x  ".."


LaaLaa said...

Oooh, lovely post! I'll have to get myself to Matalan (I know people who call it Mataland too. ;-)) I love your new bits and bobs. Where was your postcard cushion from? I hope you're OK, my dear. xxx

Crafty Helen said...

OOOh goody - a Matalan has recently opened near me + I had planned a trip today before my dentist appointment. Will definitely have to buy some bits + bobs prior to having 2 fillings (great excuse for retail therapy)! XX

Mrs. Sutton said...

Gosh - where to begin! First off, what a brilliant bag! I can't believe the transformation - utterly amazing! Secondly, LOVE those Matalan finds. The picture with the English phrases is hilarious, and the doormat is lovely. Your blog always brings a smile to my face - even when the rains out!
Paula x

Daisy said...

Fabby post my dear. Love the bags - you are so creative! I got some hat pins from Lousies at the weekend with the idea of making something similar to the brooches you have bought! Spooky coincidence :) What a brilliant door mat too. It goes perfectly in your lovely patriotic room. xxx

Josie-Mary said...

Great brooches, lovely picture & doormat... off to 'Mataland"!!! x

Callies Cottage said...

Lovely makes!I am always amazed at the talent around in Blogland...
Warm Wishes,
Callie x

flowers on my table said...

Hi Lucey, your bags are adorable, as are the brooches, and the cushions and the mat and the canvas and bunting......love it all! Thankyou for your visit and lovely comment. I must say that photographs don't do my friends house justice, its all so calm and uncluttered and full of the loveliest things. Youdo live in a most beautiful part of the world. I used to live in Skipton. Have a great week. love Linda x

delia hornbook said...

Those bags are lovely, dee x

Florence and Mary said...

Well it's certainly looking wonderfully patriotic!

Have a great weekend,

Victoria xx

Carol said...

Hi Lucey, great post, lots of lovely eye candy. No wonder that is your favourite bag, the clock face is perfect.
Love how you have displayed your brooches on the coathanger, reminds me of the Julie Arkell workshop I went to last year.
I got a great Union Jack cushion from Wilkinsons half price at £5 ( could pay that for just an inner!)
Hope they have those rugs left in our Matalan(d)!
Have a lovely weekend.
Carol xx

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

I need to get myself down to 'Mataland' .... love it! :)

Your cheque arrived Friday morning, thank you. I will post out the tissue case on Monday my lovely xx