Thursday, 5 March 2009

Bags of Loveliness

Into these bags I put anything that I think might be useful for my crafting..cards, old postcards, books, posters, playing cards..you name it!
Want a peep?
I can't resist pretties like this!
Postcards and playing cards acquired over the years.


A nursery poster, purchased from Amanda at Totnes, some time ago




Old classroom reading books! I love them!


Mollie Clarke books... and others
All provide...;-)

Talking of bags..

Last week, I made a start on these ' Craft bags / Useful bags' for the fair, using a mix of materials: some thrifted vintage embroidery pieces ; recycled fabric ; ribbons and fabric from my stash.





This one was an ebay remnant from the USA, a few years ago..no name on the selvedge so I have no idea what it is!

I have put these in my shop..here..

21 comments:

sue15cat said...

Oh.....prettiness overload, I want , no I NEED the bag in the picture 3rd down (of the single bags) with the Hollyhock type flowers and the pretty pinkish flowers attached.

Can you save it for me, can I buy it now..so many questions. Lovely post.

Contact me if I can buy it.

Sue xx

summerfete said...

I can see how you are inspired to create such colourful projects now!

I recieved a CK tesco bag from Mary P, at the moment I keep toilet roll tubes in it, for sowing sweet peas!

Clare

Shabby Chick said...

I wish I could 'make a start' as well as you, you've done loads! I love the embroidered bags... well all the bags really. Your pretty things that you keep are gorgeous too, that card with the red birds and blue flowers is my favourite :)

mel xxx

Kitty said...

Glorious riots of colour - as always at your blog Sal. Such lovely 'makes'. x

MelMel said...

You have some wonderful ideas!
Super!xxx

Floss said...

I love the way you've used vintage embroidery on the bags - the colours seem to go so well!

LissyLou said...

What lovely bits, i wouldn't mind having a rummage around in those bags!!

I recieved my giveaway this morning, all in one piece. Thank you it's lovely, and thanks for the extra fabric pieces. I'll be hanging it above my pc in the study. xx

thriftymrs said...

What lovely bags and what lovely inspirational pretties you have. :)

Hen said...

Oooh, what a lovely collection of cards and things. Your bags are really pretty, love the vintage embroidery (of course)! You've been brave with the scissors!
Hen x

Lace hearts said...

What a lovely collection of bits and pieces for crafting you have. I love the bags you've made - you're planning well for the fair.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I too would like to know whether your stuff is available over the internet - you are so prolific I can't believe that you are not three women at least. If we can buy stuff please put a comment on my blog next time you visit.

twiggypeasticks said...

Lots of lovely stuff to inspire. You are bursting with pretty ideas Sal.
Twiggy x

Bobbie Lynn said...

Lovely little craft bags there and I think those childerens books have the most adorable pictures.

maria said...

I'm very behind with reading "my" blogs and I've just been reading your last 5. Wow, what feast for the eyes. It's all so pretty. What a lot of interesting things you own.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

WOW...what a busy little bee you've been Sal! Love all of your colourful crafty bags. Your stall is certainly going to be full of wonderful things to buy...
Niki

http://lavenderhouse.typepad.com said...

Hello again

I would like to buy from you a pack of scrap booking paper and some fabric - turquoise and pink packs please. So under your patchworking squares bit it is the second photo down. I would like to buy the bright pink pack (2nd from left) and turquoise (last on top row. Actually I will buy a blue pack too! The 4th one from the left on the bottom row!

How do I order. If you send me a paypal invoice I can pay with paypal.

Love Emma xxxxx

Josie-Mary said...

Love all your goodies, those bags are great.
Thanks for your comment, I better not write what I really feel!!! :)

Tillybud said...

Those old reading books are just so sweet. I love them!

French Knots said...

Whilst we have the same rug sadly I don't have any lovely Cath Kidston tote bags! What a great selection of old reading books.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Oh you temptress Sal..
I love love love your pixie border and vintage books.. which reminds me.. must remember your Mollie Clark books... !!

Mxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

I love old paper things - books, magazines, cards, labels etc etc