Monday 22 October 2018

Last weeks story.

A week last Thursday I visited my son and his family in Godalming in Surrey for the week.  I went by train, which for me is rather a nerve racking time. I wasn't bought up to travel on trains and this was the third time for me. I refuse to go through London as I hate the tube, much to my husbands dismay. he knows his way around the tube stations having lived and worked there for a ong time. So I go the long way round, two changes, three trains. This time although I was rather stressed out before going I actually didn't have any trouble and arrived feeling quite proud of myself. The return journey was a little more stressful as the first train from Guildford to Reading was 36 mins late meaning that I missed all my connections. Howeve I kept calm found the next trains on my phone app and settled down to read my book. I gave myself a pat on the back. I even helped a lady download the app on her phone and showed her how it works.
So the weeks holiday with my family was really realaxing and I finally managed to see my grandson Charlie who was born in March. As mum was very ill at the time and later passed away and my husband had changed his medication, this was the first time I was able to go down south. What a joy it was. I'm not allowed to show photos of the grandchildren so I can't post them.

So after a lovely holiday in Cumbria at the end of September and the holiday last week I have managed to drag myself out of depression and am rearing to go. SOOOOOOOOO. I've started listing lots of items into my shop.

Click above to go to my shop.

 The cupids sold straight away.

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Big Sale at Rag Rescue Textile Auction Sales tomorrow.

Good morning everyone. I’m starting Autumn with a BIG SALE tomorrow morning at 7.30am GMT. There will be haberdashery, sewing tools, beadwork, fabric, trims and lots more. I hope you can check in and take a look.

All buy it now items.

Monday 11 June 2018

Pretty vintage French fabrics in my Etsy shop today

These two pretty French vintage fabrics are now in my etsy shop.

Another sunny day here in Morecambe. I've been busy this morning wrapping up orders and listing these two vintage fabrics. Off to have lunch now and work in the garden dead heading, this afternoon.
Thank you for looking.

Sunday 10 June 2018

French red cross-stitch samplers

Been busy this morning packing up Etsy sales and listing two great vintage samplers from France.
I think they were made at different times by the same lady although the second one does not have a Christian name. It could be Angele Yernaux when she was younger as this second one is more naivea, larger stitching and not as accomplished as the one bleow. On the other hand it could have ben made by a younger sister of Angele

The third item I listed today is a Victorian Bristol board  embroidered bookmark on a a lovely silk ribbon.

You can find all of these newly listed 

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Getting back to work after losing my mum to vascular dementia.

Sorry for not posting on my blog for a while. My mother has been in and out of hospital since January of this year. She had vascular dementia and on the 10th April she sadly passed away.
Mum trained as a tailoress in the Nottingham lace market and made all of my childhood dresses. I think this is where my love of textiles comes from. I shall miss her so much, but she wouldn't have wanted me to sit around moping. Sometimes I find myself staring into space but have to pinch myself to snap out of it and get back to work. I had a great fabric sale last week and tomorrow there is another sale of trims, fabrics and haberdashery.

I have also just listed the following items onto my etsy shop, so when you have a moment why not take a look and tell me what you think, as sometimes I wonder if anyone reads my blog.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday 31 March 2018

Beginning to fill up my Etsy shop with lots of lovely fabrics.

 Well we had a good SALE of textiles and textile related items, on Thursday.
Because it is Easter at the moment, I thought I would leave the SALE up on facebook as I know some people go away for a few days
You can see the link at the image on the previous post.
i must admit I am beginning to feel more rested now, especially as I've had a few good nights sleep. I hadn't realised how rushing backwards to the hospital for almost three months, had worn me down.
I still go to see mum but now that she is in a nursing home the stress of her care and well-being is under control.
I have spent today sorting out some lovely fabrics for the shop and the one's you can see on this post are now listed at
Everyone is welcome to have a quick browse.


Tuesday 27 March 2018

Textile auction again this week.

Well I'm beginning to sort my head out again and getting back to some sort of normality. I put on my orgainers hat once more and made out a seven day rota of what I wanted to achieve on each day. I knew that I couldn't live with doing the same things on particular days so at the beginning of the week I can choose. It seems to be working well so far. I've managed to prepare the next two textile auctions so they are ready to go when the time comes.
It was such a beautiful day yesterday later on, however in the morning we had a thick sea fret. As I drove from Morecambe to Heysham. the fret was very thick. I picked up my daughter and grandson and where the thick mist had been it was clear with a blue sky. However as we continued to dry along the side of the bay it was like driving into a white wall. We went onto Carnforth to see my mother and it was clear there. However about three hours later on our return the white wall appeared again. The afternoon was superb, very warm and blue skies. English weather I just love the unpredictability of it.
Heavy rain this morning, but clearing up nicely. The garden is awaking and so am I. Off to continue work on my felted sculpture now in my studio.
Hope you can join us for the sale on Thursday.
The early bird always catches the worm, so set your alarms.
xx Sandie

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Rag Rescue textile auction on facebook 22nd March

My sincere apologies for not blogging recently. My mum has been in and out of hospital. I won't go into all the details but yesterday she finally had to go into a nursing home. This now leaves me freer to start selling textiles again.
Tomorrow I have my first textile sale since January.
The auction sale is on facebook and it is a buy it now sale.
It starts at 7.30am GMT so you have to set your alarm if you are in the uk. However I do sell internationally and have many years experience shipping worldwide. So everyone is welcome. Items usually go quite quickly.
you will find the auction at -
If you haven't already joined the group then please do so before the auction. We will need to 'friend' each other before we can communicate.

Sunday 19 November 2017


There is a sale in my Rag Rescue shop at Etsy. ( click the link above.
Everything is reduced by 15% 

Having just cleared out my stock room I realised that I had so many lovely vintage fabrics etc to offer to everyone. 

When looking in etsy shops I never find time to look at pages and pages of item. This is why I thought I'd try to sell as much of the vintage fabrics, lace, vintage goods and haberdashery by having a sale. This will help me and also the buyers will get bargains.
The sale runs until 1st December so plenty of time to view the items.
Below are a few examples of what are available at the moment.

French vintage fabric with a bird design

£8.50 £10.00

Vintage floral fabric sewing or needlework box.

£22.10 £26.00

Antique 18th century silk fragment.

£18.70 £22.00

Antique French cotton fabric c. 1900. Birds flying amongst the flowers

£6.80 £8.00

LINEN Brush and Comb bag - hand embroidered, Lake District UK made

£10.20 £12.00

Vintage French fabric with a heart of roses.

£10.20 £12.00

Block printed vintage fabric - floral

 £7.22 £8.50

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Vintage fabrics to cheer you up on this blustery day.

I thought I would you a taster of a few more vintage fabrics that are in my etsy shop today.


Thinking of lives lost in Ireland and all of those people who have been affected by the terrible storms.

Monday 16 October 2017

A post from windy Morecambe

It seems an absolute age since I wrote a post on here. I've had lots of family commitments this year and what with one thing and another time just flew by.
I decided yesterday to start putting some items in my Rag Rescue etsy shop, getting ready for when people either want to start making Christmas presents or making up a gift  parcel for their sewing enthusiastic friends.
Here are a couple of the fabrics you will find in the shop.
For more fabrics go to

I am sorry but this last fabric has now been sold

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Rag Rescue Textile Auction Sale tomorrow 16th March.

Very large sale tomorrow morning. The last sale until July.
There will be lots of items that can be used in your Art and craft projects.
Rise and shine early as the auction starts at 7.30 am GMT. 
Hope to see you there.
You can find the auction at

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Rare vintage fabric with Rupert Bear design

A wonderful vintage fabric with the design of Rupert Bear. 
  I am told that this is a rare fabric design. I am thinking that it may have been designed by Alex Cubie in the mid 70's .The colours are slightly more vibrant than the earlier ones I've had before and the lines around the characters are bolder.
Measures 59cms x 52/50cms (23.2" x 20.5/19.7")