Sunday, 24 January 2010

The sights and delights of Saturday! ;-)

Yesterday, we had a wander around Topsham.
It's always lovely to stumble across little flower shops such as this one.

Topsham is very quaint, with its winding street leading to the quay.

A quick snack and a pint here is always welcome.





At the quay you'll find the antiques centre which is a real treasure trove and worth a visit.
My 'finds' were some embroidered traycloths.




In order to make some more of these...





So that's my 20 minutes crafting, for the day!
(And... I didn't take my scissors to the embroidery...for once!)
Hope your weekend has been productive!
;-)

26 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

Your drawstring bags are lovely!

Victoria xx

The Weaver of Grass said...

I was really against cutting up old embroidery for new things until I went to visit Fiona at Marmalade Rose and she gave me a very justifiable reason - anything is better than them mouldering away at the back of somebody's drawer. They look so pretty made into drawstring bags Sal.

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely bags. I love doinbg this 20minutes, I get things doine that I have to do I also get things done I want to do too its wonderful

VintageVicki said...

That first photo is a real reminder that spring is just around the corner :)

Vicki xx

. said...

One thing I like in this blog is to see bits of England. I almost feel I'm there. The other is the beautiful things you show us. Thank you.
Alfazema

Lalabibaby said...

Recycling those wonderful old pieces of embroidery is my favourite pastime at the moment ... I hate to think of them going to waste. Topsham looks lovely too as do your pretty drawstring bags Sal x

silverpebble said...

Sal you do have such lovely trips out and they always seem to end with beautiful purchases, which then lead to lovely makes. Your little bags are just gorgeous x

Sarah said...

Ooh, your top photo gives me hope that Spring is round the corner!
Love the drawstring bags, I have some tray cloths, but I'm too frightened yet to cut them up!

Andi's English Attic said...

What impresses me the most about your wonderful bags is how white and beautifully ironed they are. Do you have a secret method? xx

LissyLou said...

what a wonderful post full of such pretty things xxx

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely, lovely embroidered bags. So very pretty.

Suzie Sews said...

loved the tour. As for your ickle bags, what a great way to use the clothes and so pretty. A joy, as always.

frayedattheedge said...

Oh ... thanks for that first picture - just what I needed on this grey miserable Monday morning!! I love your drawstring bags - I can feel a trawl round the charity shops coming on!!

Rosie said...

Topsham looks wonderful as it always does in your photos. The spring flowers outside the florists shop have lifted my spirits:)

Helen said...

Oh well done Sal they are gorgeous!!

Guenievre said...

Lovely bags ! Only 20 minutes ! You're a champion ! I'm less fast (or fatest ??? I don't know ... sorry :-)) than you.
Les broderies sont très belles.

Tallis said...

What fabulous work and detail.

You are a very talented lady.

And I am jealous of your scenery:)

landcuckoo said...

Lovely - pretty shop, pretty streets, pretty fabric, pretty bags! A pretty lovely weekend then!
Sarah x

re said...

Gorgeous bags and waht a lovely weekend.

Cally's Cottage said...

That little florist in Topsham is lovely isnt it? At Christmas it smelt wonderful in there. Your little drawstring bags are beautiful!
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

Lovely bags! I love the main picture showing all the bulbs sprouting. It makes us forget all about the recent cold snowy weather!

ginny said...

hi sSal!
your 20 minutes is like others 2 hours ... you are very speedy, the bags look lovely.
lots of love
ginny x

Josie-Mary said...

Topsham is lovely & it's always nice to finish in the centre :)
Love the bags :) x

MarmaladeRose said...

Lovely drawstring bags Sal, right up my street!

Shabby Chick said...

Looks like a really nice day out and I love the bags! Thanks for welcoming me back, sorry I haven't been by in ages.

Mel xxx

skippinginthemeadow said...

So lovely to see all those Spring flowers, lovely to see so much beautiful embroidery too :o)
Does Mr.Snippets still have his blog, I wanted to visit it but couldn't remember the name....something about woodpeckers? anyway, send him my regards.

ThankYou for sharing all the floral loveliness xxx

Sumea