Sunday, 30 December 2007

Rag rescue prepares for the New Year.

I've had the most wonderful deserved rest over the past two weeks. After standing for seven days in cold marques at the Swinderby International Antiques Fair and braving the wind and rain at the Stafford Bingley Hall fair, my husband and I were exhausted and ready to drop. However, this year we had our London trip to look forward to. We spent four wonderful days with our son and partner in Guildford who then treated us to the most delicious meal in London's Chinatown before we moved on to see the musical Spamalot. After returning home we only had one day rest before our long standing friend arrived from Malaysia on a quick two and a half days visit.

Christmas came and went in spectacular style, our best ever, with Daniel and Emma making the trip from Guildford which had taken us only 5 hours but on the Sunday before Christmas took them a gruelling 7 hours. Still they soon recovered and the merriment started the following day. I've never seen so many presents under the tree since the children were small. Mum enjoyed it too, seeing us all so happy and enjoying ourselves.
We only have New Year to go through now and the celebrations will come to a close. Boo Hoo! We have decided to spend it on our own this year, the first time ever and I'm actually looking forward to it.

So it's back to business. I've already started preparing more scrap bags for
They were so very popular from dealers across the globe that I thought I ought to stock up again. I hope to be listing them sometime this week and will notify those regular customers as to the exact date when I am a little closer to getting myself back into full gear again. I will also be listing some items on my other website
If you wish to be notified of any future listing then please contact me.


Monday, 10 December 2007

A big thank you

I would like to say a huge thank you for all my English and Japanese customers that bought my Rag Rescue items at the Swinderby and Stafford antique fairs. If you look at the Rag Rescue website, you will see that nearly all of the scrap bags sold and many of the lace items.

I am having a rest now as 7 days of fairs is very tiring especially when the weather is terrible, storms , winds and very heavy rain every day. I hope you have all dried out now and are sitting in the warm once again.

I will be listing again at the beginning of January so that you can order from the comfort of your own homes or offices.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and friutful New Year.

See you all in January and thank you once again for all of your orders.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Christmas cards from scrapbags.

I wanted to make some Christmas cards for those close to me. This card is for my dear mother. She has not been well for a number of years first with cancer and then a host of other things adn lately with her hand which was operated on and is not recovering very well. She soldiers on so bravely. I know she loves the things I make so Mum this card is coming your way.

This card is for my mother-in-law. She is in her mid 80's and almost blind, so I wanted to make something tactile. The lace flaps open and the card is covered in antique beads, so hopefully she will get sme joy from it.

The one above is for my dear friend Clare. She has been such a support for me over the past three weeks when I was having family problems. I just don't know what I would have done without her.

All these cards have been made from the scrapbags I sell with additions of vintage and antique trims.

Please see the variety I have on my website
or join me at the Swinderby Antiques fair on Tuesday or at the Stafford fair next Friday, Saturday and see a good selection.