Friday, 8 May 2009

Chop chop!

Today, I am mostly making ..more bags (for the V&H fair), with a mix of old and new.

I find that if you chop up vintage embroidery,very quickly....it does not hurt as much!!
;-)
So that's what I did!


And the result is quite pretty.



This Philip Jacobs 'Delphinium' cotton fabric gives a summery feel.
I do love this fabric, as although it is new,it has a twist of the 40s/50s.




Now then...who's next for the chop ...!!;-)
(Oh her again..at least she isn't headless this time!)

Have a good weekend everyone..hope the sun shines for you ;-)

13 comments:

Floss said...

Very pretty! No sun here - well, it's a bank holiday, so what could a British family expect? Have a good weekend yourselves...

galant said...

Well, well ... what on earth was it that you cut up? I could never bring myself to cup up what looked like a lovely piece of linen with embroidery on it! You are a brave woman, indeed, brandishing your scissors in such a cavalier fashion! What was it you cut up?

Mrs.Kwitty said...

LOVE your gorgeous, flowery, colorful little bags!!! I have a hard time cutting up vintage too...I can only do it if they have a big ugly spot or hole on it somewhere, otherwise it just hurts my heart! LOL Good luck at the fair!
Smiles, Karen

Menopausal musing said...

The results aren't just "quite pretty", they're VERY pretty! Have a lovely weekend, although in the land where the Vintage Fair is to be held it is very windy and threatening to rain...... x

marble rose said...

OK, I'm going to do it too - I have a HUGE stash of vintage embroidery and I really have been putting it all off - your bags are lovely - we have to be cruel to be kind sometimes!

Melanie said...

I love those fabircs, they make such pretty bags! xxxx

Mrs Boho said...

You brave woman; I'm not sure I could cut up vintage embroidery!

Josie-Mary said...

I know I couldn't cut those up!!! But the bags look good, I'll look forward to seeing you at the fair... I'll bring my sun glasses..LOL!!!
Not to worry about tuesday another day, fingers crossed :)x

skippinginthemeadow said...

Brave of you to chop, I tend to lose my nerve.
They are very pretty indeed. You've matched the fabrics so well.
You have a good weekend too sweetpea xx
sumea

p.s. thanks for the fun yesterday x

galant said...

Tiz me again ...
I once helped out in a secondhand bookshop and every so often a lovely couple - well, lovely in every other respect - used to call. They were what is known in the trade as book breakers. They would buy beautifully illustrated books, then remove all the illustrations, frame them, and sell 'em. Of course, they could make quite a profit doing this, and the illustrations lived on, but oh dear, I did feel upset to think of all those gorgeous books being ruined. I suppose I think about vintage fabrics in the same way. I would want to preserve them as they are. If you want something embroidered onto some old fabric, then do a bit of embroidery and stitch that on. I think I must inhabit another planet, though, as not only have I not adopted Cath Kidstone stuff wholesale, but I know - and I say this not being a needlewoman only a lover of antiques - that I wouldn't be able to take scissors to vintage fabric unless the vintage stuff was beyond the pale. It reminds me of people who put holes in beautiful vases in order to turn them into lamps. I suppose it would be called re-cycling, something we're all encouraged to do these days. But just think on: is this the needlework equivalent of book breaking and antique vase into chi-chi lamp? I will now put on my tin hat and await the flak!
Margaret P

Cowboys and Custard said...

I am not safe with a pair of sharp scissors or secateurs.. Mr Custard and the cat give me a wide berth when I have these implements in my hands!
I think your cuts were inspired....and cut flowers are always so lovely.

Michele xx

Lace hearts said...

Those are gorgeous, as is everything you do. I think it's so nice to know that something most people wouldn't look at will now gain a new lease of life. Hard to cut, but definitely worth it.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Just love it. The fabric, the beautiful embroidery and fabric flowers. A great combination and the bags are adorable.