Monday, 26 January 2009


A couple of weeks ago I submitted the 'Rag Rescue website' to the 'Textile Directory'. The next day I got an email from Sarah Drinkwater, the editor of the Textile Directory. She wrote the following:-
"I was just looking through your website after you submitted your listing to the Textile directory and I think it looks great! I think it is just the kind of thing our readers will be interested in so wondered if we could work together on a feature about the site for our website and newsletter."

The feature has now been written and if you click on the avatar at the top you can read the article for yourself.

All comments welcome so that I can pass them back to the editor.

Monday, 19 January 2009


Just a quick preview of tomorrow's 'New Listings' of haberdashery items. There are far more than the image shows. there a re quite a number of new sets of beads if you are short for your competition entry.

I will be setting off on the 1st February for the two International Antique Fairs and Home Exhibitions at Swinderby and Newark so I really must start my buying trips and preparations for these fairs.

I hope to return with lots of new fabrics and bits to recycle so will be listing on my return.

Thank you for looking

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Vintage fabric listings- Monday 19th January

Click on the image above to go to the Rag Rescue website.

Yesterday I was busy cutting more vintage fabric squares for you to look at. The fabric squares comes in 4", 5" and 6". Unfortunately I only managed to get one square out of some fabrics but with other fabrics there are a variety of sizes.
I'll will also be listing some larger pieces of fabric on the site, a mixture of French, German and English fabrics. There are some lovely fabrics with roses on for those of you that enjoy creating with rosy fabrics.

The items in the image above and many more will be listed tomorrow morning Monday 19th January

I will be listing again on Tuesday 20th January and will place another preview of the items being placed on the site. So check out this blog tomorrow.

I would like to thank all of the numerous customers I have had this month so far. I hope you enjoyed your items and are busy creating wonderful pieces. of art work with them. Don't forget to send me a photo of your creations so that I can place them in the gallery.

If you are happy with this blog or would like something else you would like to know please comment.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Embellish with beads competition

We are all thinking of what we can make for St. Valentines Day.
Here is a competition to spur you all on.

Create anything that is embellished with beads that would be suitable for a St. Valentines Day gift. It can be large or small and you must use as many recycled fabrics, trims and embellishments as possible. Of course there must be plenty of beads.

Send a photograph of your work to me at

sandie-k (at)

before the 10th February.

The winner will be announced here on Valentines Day.
1st prize will be a goodie bag of antique and vintage embellishments including £12 worth of Victorian beads.
Photographs of all entries will be placed on this blog at a later date, with your permission of course.

Good Luck

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Fantastic blanket made in Germany

This magnificent blanket has been made by a customer of 'Rag Rescue' and a friend.

It must have taken her ages. What a great deal of patience she has.

The yo-yo's have been made from vintage fabrics and she has felted everyone of them onto a blanket. Such a lot of hard work but what a result.
The friend she presented it to must be over the moon with delight.
Absolutely brilliant Monika.


I came across this young artist at the Newark Antique Fair last year.
Her enthusiasm over the 'Rag Rescue' fabrics bowled me over. She told me that she made cards using photography and painting but would like to try her hand at a different technique using fabrics and embellishments.
In December last year she had a beautiful selection of her work on display. The card above is one of her creations. She has used antique French fabric, vintage handmade lace and a shiny vintage button in a simple but delightful way.
Her finger painted Christmas cards were impressive and sold quickly.

If you would like to see more of her work email at

All embellishments were purchased from


Keep up the good work Evie.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

A big thank you

I'd like to thank all the many people who bought from Rag Rescue last week. I have never been so busy. Orders were coming in fast and furious from both the UK and worldwide.
I'm taking a few days now to get up to date with paperwork and then I will start preparing the next uploads. These will appear on the site on:-
Monday 19th January
Tuesday 20th January
Wednesday 21st January

I will notify all of my customers but if you haven't created an account and would like to be notified early then check out this blog the day before each listing for a quick preview of some of the items coming up on the website the next day.

Saturday, 10 January 2009


I will be listing Victorian and vintage lace, vintage embellishments and haberdashery on Sunday11th January

See a preview of some of the items above.

I will list at around 9am GB time.


Friday, 9 January 2009

I will be listing at 7am UK time.
New listing are being sold fast so order early.



click above to be taken to my site.

Thursday, 8 January 2009


Lovely vintage English, French and German fabrics
being listed tomorrow, Friday 9th January 2009


Yesterday was my first day back at work and after such a long break I found it difficult to apply myself. It always takes me a long time to wind down but when I do I have a real job to order my thoughts. I have such a long list of things to list on the Rag Rescue site and although I make a 'To do' list the hours seem to slip by as interruptions are inevitable when working at home.
The good thing yesterday was that I managed to get my PC sorted out. It wasn't picking up the internet from the router, but now the kind man has fixed it and I'm back on line and able to send all the update emails quickly. I have just got to sort out my laptop now but that can wait.
I did manage finally to photograph and list some embellishments, trims and haberdashery, a few of which you can see in the picture above. These are fresh to the market, so I hope some of you will have use for them.
Dark days in Winter make for difficult photography so please excuse any photographs that aren't up to my normal standard. Don't forget to email me if you would like more detailed photographs or further information on an item.
Well I'd better get dressed and have breakfast now and start clicking the old camera on the lovely fabrics I'm listing tomorrow. Yesterday I had a parcel arrive from France with lovely fabrics and I can't wait to show them to you.
Until tomorrow - keep looking.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009


A Happy New year to you all.

It seems an absolute age since I was working, well actually it is. Christmas has come and gone and here we are in a new year. My New Year celebrations were spent with old friends and then we travelled down to Guildford to spend a long weekend with my son and his partner. We had such a wonderful time with them visiting the Comedy store in London to see amongst others, Josey Lawrence and Paul Merton. On Monday we woke up to see the snow everywhere and set off on a four and a half mile walk up hill and down dale, so exhilarating.
Now we are are back home and back to work once more.
I have placed about thirty new scrap bags on the Rag Rescue site this morning and will be making more this week with some wonderful French fabrics. I'm hoping to photograph and list a variety of items this week if the light permits. So please keep looking at 'New Listings' category.
I'm having problems with my PC picking up the router signal at the moment so am having to use my laptop. Unfortunately my Microsoft word programme isn't working on the emails on the laptop so you may not all be notified of listings until I get the PC fixed. I have a chap coming to look at it today so fingers crossed.