Thursday, 30 September 2010

Mabel Lucie Attwell postcards at Rag Rescue in October

My next listing date will be 10th October, so I thought I'd give you a preview of the postcards I will be listing.
There are five Mabel Lucie Attwell cards from the 1950's and a set of three glorious cupid cards named Faith Hope and Charity plus one of those lovely World War 1 silk embroidered cards from France that the soldiers sent to their sweethearts.

Don't forget, only a few more hours for you to place your orders as the stop on orders goes into place at 9pm this evening. If you don't get your orders placed by that time, I'm afraid you'll have to wait until October 9th when I return from the fairs.

As I'm running behind hand due to loss of internet connection for 18hours from yesterday evening, I'll now sign off until the 9th October.
Have a good week and keep your fingers crossed for me that it doesn't rain.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Last day of new listings for 10 days at Rag Rescue website

These squares have been listed today. Only 30p each

Preparation has now started for the Lincolnshire antiques and home show and Newark antiques fair.
For this reason I have to place a stop on ordering on the website on Thursday evening.
So only two days left to order so that I can get your parcels posted before I go away.
The website will be closed from Thursday evening at 9pm 30th September and re-open again on Saturday evening 9th October.
New items will start to be listed on 10th October at 7am.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Friday, 24 September 2010

Tomorrow is vintage French red toile fabric day.

Listing on Friday 25th September

Sorry if the picture isn't showing clearly. Blogger is playing up this evening and it has taken me half an hour to get this picture up and it is still not clear. I'll try to remedy it in the morning when hopefully they have sorted out their picture listing problem.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Lovely vintage fabric squares

At Rag Rescue tomorrow.
If orders are placed tomorrow, please excuse me if I don't email you straight away as I am going to Coniston Water on a boat trip with a visit to the Ruskin house for my birthday treat. All order will be posted on Thursday.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Beautiful French vintage fabrics

Pretty vintage French floral fabrics and French vintage toile fabric.
Listing at Rag Rescue website tomorrow.

Some of the 'Rupert bear' squares have become a stunning quilt

A few months ago I sold a large quantity of squares which depicted 'Rupert bear'. There was a set of nine squares which told a story about Rupert and a cloud.

One of my very talented customers Helen at the 'Hen House blog' bought a set of these squares and has made the most gorgeous quilt using them as a centre piece.

I just love the way she has picked out the colours within each square and used fabrics to frame them.

The patterns of the fabrics are lovely and show the squares to their best advantage.

Such superb quilting and such patience, it must have taken her ages to set the strips in.

The quilt now hangs proudly at the top of her stairs for all to view.

Well done Helen.

All the photo's are by Helen at 'Hen House' blog . Do pop over to her post about Rupert
It not only shows her quilt but also the interesting adventure she had discovering Rupert bear.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Topping up with more vintage fabric squares tomorrow

From a blustery Morecambe come more vintage fabric squares tomorrow.
It was so windy today that I had to cancel my visit to an auction. Travelling further north on the M6 over Shap fell whilst gale force winds blow can be rather dangerous as often high sided vehicles get blown over. We decided it wasn't worth the risk. After getting up at 5am and looking at the forecast, whilst the wind howled up the street from the bay we decided that the best thing to do was to crawl back into bed. There is always another day and instead of sitting for hours in an auction room I managed to get my photo shots done for the Craft Business magazine, will tell you more about the article when they send me a free copy. 
It has been a busy week with the press this week as Country Living got in touch and displayed some of my fabrics in their photo shoot on Monday for a vintage article they are running. What with more and more orders flooding in, I really haven't had time to start my normal Autumnal house cleaning. I'd just like to thank all of my new customers that have found Rag Rescue and my regulars that have purchased the vintage fabrics this month.
I've just had a delivery of a huge amount of old lace which I'm in the process of cleaning. As you probably know I don't normally clean my lace, but this was a must. Hopefully I'll start listing it in October.

Keep warm and dry and don't forget to have a browse through the new listings tomorrow.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Very pretty French vintage fabric

If you are looking for larger pieces of vintage fabric, perhaps for a cushion, to cover a small box , book or for the centre of a bag, you will find it at Rag Rescue.
We not only sell large pieces but also smaller pieces for those smaller craft  ideas.
The above fabrics will be listed tomorrow.
Happy crafting and sewing.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Filming in Morecambe

I've just found out that yesterday a large film crew descended on Morecambe yesterday to make a film about Eric Morecambe. My daughter tells me that my 6 month old grandson Oliver met Vic Reeves and Victoria Wood. My daughter missed it all as she had taken the two new school children to wackie warehouse. My husband says that one of the car parks on the front is just full of the crew's trailers. I was going into town tomorrow so I'll take my camera.

A mixture tomorrow of haberdashery etc.
at the Rag Rescue website

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Vintage fabric scrapbags -roses galore

English, French and German vintage fabrics in lovely soft pinks with an abundance of roses.
Four pieces in each scrapbag 18cms x 12cms for only £3.50 each.
Great for all your crafting needs.
Being listed at Rag Rescue tomorrow

Monday, 6 September 2010

Lovely vintage items at Rag Rescue

A ladies calling card case with beautiful embroidery of roses.
A waxed wedding tiara.
Vintage needlecases
A x stitch book
A French business card.
An egg cosy worked in x stitch and a folding button hook.

All will appear on the Rag Rescue website tomorrow 7th September

My granddaughter Molly starts school tomorrow. I will miss her visits and trips out like this one when we went to Kirby Lonsdale in Cumbria last week.

Good luck Molly.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Filling the shelves of vintage fabric scrapbags at Rag rescue

I had to have a clearout of the 'sold' vintage fabric scrapbags yesterday as so many had sold over the past two weeks.
I am replenishing the stock this week so here are some more to feast your eyes on.
Coming up tomorrow at the Rag Rescue website

Wednesday, 1 September 2010