Sunday, 16 August 2009

Thrifting from Tavistock

I can always find lots of items in charity shops with potential to be revamped or used for sewing but I restrain my self from buying too much because I know I won't have the time and it will just get added to the piles of 'stuff' taking over the house. As I think I mentioned previously, I mooched around a few charity shops while on a break in Tavistock the other week. One of them had quite a lot of linen items and seemed to specialise in it. I had a sift through and was unable to resist these 2 little pieces (are they called doilies?). I'm not sure what I'm going to use them for yet but the cute picture printed on the one above and the pretty embroidery on the one below were too lovely to leave behind.

I also picked up a cotton blouse (which I didn't photograph) with the aim of using the fabric for patchwork etc. As it had a cream/beige background with a delicate pattern of green leaves all over, I thought it would make a suitable lining for the little bag I was making to fill with toiletries for my neice's bithday. It went well with the colour scheme and the apple design on the outer fabric.
I was pleased with the result as this was the first zipped bag I'd made with lining. It went together very easily and the lining makes it all look so much tidier inside. The only new part of the bag was the apples fabric, the rest (including the zip) were thrifted.

This week I am looking forward to a busy few days:

1. A work afternoon/evening out tomorrow consisting of a cricket match and BBQ
2. Going to see The Time Traveler's Wife with a friend on Weds
3. Going to the Quilting Show in Birmingham on Thursday with my quilt group.

And my OH has booked us a holiday at last after a lot of delaying and wondering whether either of the children could get time to come too. It's now going to be just the 2 of us and we are going to Rhodes in a few weeks!! I'd like to arrange for us all to go away next year instead. I like the idea of a little cottage by the sea but we'll have to see.........

Bye for now
Teresa x

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