31.10.2007

Red and white finds


My visit to the local charity shop last Saturday was a lucky one. I found this old red curtain with primroses (now a piece of it has turned into the bag shown in the picture above), vintage table runners with roses and about two metres of stretchy 70's fabric. All of these I'm planning to use in sewing.


This tunic t-shirt I'm wearing cost me 80 cents. It's really a children's nightdress, I was planning to give it for Elsi, but as I managed to squeeze myself into it, I decided to keep it myself as a t-shirt. This nightie feels so familiar that I must ask my mother whether I had one like this in the 70's.

I'm not completely happy with this bag. It looks OK when stuffed with things, but left empty it folds not so nicely. I wanted to leave the opening large enough for bigger books and this results the folding effect. I'm happy, though, with the applique birds and with the lovely fabric. Using a pattern of some kind could solve a couple of my bag making problems.

1 kommentti:

http://ravenhill.typepad.com/weblog/ kirjoitti...

Your blue birdies bag is adorable! I really like the shape and the idea is terrific. I am so glad that you stopped by my blog today so that I could find yours - I am really enthralled and more than a bit disappointed that there aren't more months of crafting goodness and interesting reads left! You also seem to be a fairly fresh blogger like me. And like me love to do thrifting! I hope that we will stay in touch. How old are your kids? I have 2 kids too - one 7 and one 2.