Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Left overs!



It's amazing what you can do with 'left overs'!




After I had made some pin cushions, recently, I found that I had a few longish strips of felt (pastel colours), left over...and some coloured threads, which I found in Pound World.


This was along with a 'partly wrecked' vintage embroidered tablecloth,to which I had bravely taken the scissors for an earlier project!


So I looked at all this on Monday and thought..'Ah, purses! (of some sort!)'



I know..how about for...



I throw away far too many threads which could/should be used.





I'll pop them in my shop when they are finished!

15 comments:

Shabby Chick said...

Very nice! I can't imagine how you get so much done, I think you must have a time of Pixies helping :D

Melxxx

Kitty said...

OK Sal ... what we need to know is HOW the heck do you make so much, all in one go?! Most of us just make one thing at a time, but not you ... you make a gazillion. And what's more they're ALL gorgeous!

x

LalabiBaby said...

What a wonderful way to use your leftovers - a woman after my own heart - I hate to throw anything in the bin and I am accumulating scrap bags by the day .......
Debbie

Country Bliss said...

So cute,great idea. I always put bits of embroidery cotton in my sewing box were they get tangled into a ball and then end up in the bin!
Yvonne x

Country Cottage Chic said...

They are pretty Sal....you are such a busy bee!

thriftymrs said...

How pretty and inventive.

MelMel said...

You do make some lovely items...very clever!xx

Simone said...

Thread purses are such a great idea especially with the vintage embroidery. The embroidery shows us what we can aspire to with our own threads!!!

LissyLou said...

Theres an award for you on my blog. x

Floss said...

I love the way you re-use damaged embroideries, Sal! It's inspriational. Speaking of which, I have an award for you on my blog (yes, I know you have so many already, but..!)

Bobbie Lynn said...

They are lovely Sal.

Suzie Sews said...

oh Sal, you have been a busy bunny, these look fab and such beautiful colours. Impressed indeeed

Cowboys and Custard said...

So pretty Sal... your inspiration and creativity is a bottomless pit... or a Mary Poppins bag.. full of great ideas!
Can I have some please?

Michele xx

Ragged Roses said...

They're lovely. What a great idea and they look so pretty en masse.
Kimx

urban craft said...

What a great use for recycling fabric. And I love the buttons and flowers. Wonderful! Thanks!