Thursday, 29 November 2012

15% discount today at the Rag Rescue website

A big, big thank you for everyone who have liked the Rag Rescue facebook page. I have now reached over 1000 likers.
To show my appreciation I am giving a 15% discount on everything on the Rag Rescue website TODAY Thursday 29th November.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Victorian silk ribbon tradesmans samples

I recently acquired a large bag of Victorian ribbon trademans samples and was over the moon. Many of them are plain colours but the silk is divine.

These are perfect for period projects but I will be framing some and you may like to do this as well.

As the ribbon is silk it shines different shades with movement and is so pleasing.

This ribbon is perfect and in excellent condition.
All the ribbons I put on the website last week have sold so if you like them don't hang around.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Victorian silk ribbon tradesman samples at Rag Rescue today

Today I have listed some more silk ribbon trademans samples. These are Victorian and in superb condition. They are ideal for a collection or could be used in crazy Quilting.
You can find them at the Rag Rescue website in the "Embellishments" section under "ribbons".
When they are gone, they are gone.

Super crazy quilting from -

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Using fabric squares for handmade projects.

These pretty vintage fabric squares can be use for a whole range of handmade sewing projects. What about a lovely rug for your mug.
See this one from Comfort stitching.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

All buttoned up, buttons, buttons, buttons

 Buttons are great for adding to the clothes in your wardrobe to give them a new lease of life. As below, you can use them for decoration or add them to your favourite bags. The ideas are endless.

The above buttons are now on the RAG RESCUE website along with lots of others, greens, reds, yellows and a whole assortment of colours. You will find them in the "Haberdashery" category under "buttons". Why not take a look.

........................Have fun...........................

Monday, 19 November 2012

Antique and vintage lace for your handmade creative projects

 All of these wonderful antique and vintage lace lengths were added to the
RAG RESCUE WEBSITE this morning.
Ideal for all of those handmade craft projects especially ones that will become Christmas presents.

Just an idea which came from "Get creative"

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Saturday special listing of handmade wall hanging.

I don't normally list on a Saturday at the moment but I have decided just to put one special item each Saturday as I have some larger items to list.

I have just listed this lovely handmade vintage fabric, lace and nuno felted wall hanging on the website. At the moment I don't have a category for handmade items so I've placed it in the 'Vintage goods' category as all of the items used in the wall hanging are vintage or antique. The fabric is French.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Individual vintage fabric squares for crafts

At Rag Rescue you can buy individual vintage fabric squares for your crafting. There is no need to buy large pieces of fabric.
At 40p for a 4" square, 50p for a 5" square and 60p for a 6" square, its a snip.

Look what you could quickly make for yourself with just a few squares. Quilt some shapes together and 
hey presto!

These were made and sold at slvilov's shop on Etsy.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

French antique ribbon samples

Just started to write this blog and discovered that they are now all sold. Thank you to my customers for being so prompt in buying these lovely ribbons. They have only been o the website for 38minutes.
I just wish I had more of them.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Vintage fabric scrappy parcels at the rag Rescue website tomorrow.

These lovely vintage fabric scrappy parcels will be listed on the website tomorrow.
Theses lovely pieces of vintage fabricd can be incorporated into so many projects.
Here is one idea 
Fabric Scrap Flowers by Rebecca Sower, via Flickr

Friday, 9 November 2012

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Vintage squares Wednesday

Vintage fabric squares can be used in so many projects, from quilts to lampshades, small projects and much larger ones.
Here are the 12 squares that have been added to the Rag Rescue website today.

Wonderful little house brooches made by grrlandog on Etsy

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Busy st the Rag rescue website

What a day it was yesterday. My plan was to wrap up orders and then download all the photo's of the previous day, onto my computer.
Things never go to plan and by 6pm after working hard all day, I still hadn't downloaded the photo's. So I got up at 4am today and now they are on the computer. I can start measuring and pre-listing items now for the next month.
I find that by working flat out for a whole week I can then take it easy for the next three weeks giving me time for myself and my family.
SO sorry for not posting yesterday with the new items.

Here are today's items that will be listing shortly. Lovely vintage silky hankies.

These lovely vintage fabric scrapbags are now on the website.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Hand made felted sewing case with rag Rescue embellishments

I thought I would show you this felted sewing case that I have made. Apart from the hand made felt, everything else is sourced from Rag Rescue.
I have now made it available for sale on my Etsy shop so you can find it at

A very special sewing case made from hand made felt and embellished with lace, beads, vintage flowers, motifs and Rococo ribbon roses.
The flower shaped case has been made in four individual section which are tied together at the top with antique ivory silk ribbon. When the ribbon is untied the four section fall down to display four pockets holding a variety of vintage sewing equipment. The pockets have been made using French vintage fabric. The pockets hold a packet of vintage needles, some mending thread, a strip of Glamour buttons, four card reels of sewing silks, ribbon and lace.

Vintage fabric at Rag Rescue website

Today I have listed four more beautiful French vintage fabrics to the collection on the 

Thought you would love to see these lovely brooches that Denise Litchfield has for sale on etsy

She makes them from vintage fabrics - great idea.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Feltissimo, my new etsy shop

Just thought I'd let you all know that I have been creating, yes I've finally managed to find time.
I have opened an etsy shop called  
where I will be adding more of my creations over the next few days and weeks.

If this link to the shop doesn't work can you let me know please.

Friday, 2 November 2012

More vintage silky hankies at the Rag Rescue website

I have finally managed to get my new broadband installed which is why I was unable to post for the past few days. Our house is very old and the BT cable coming into our house apparently was wearing out. This had to be replaced and then the new cable set up inside. I spent yesterday changing all of my personal emails over and I will probably spend this morning doing the same. However I think it will be worth it in the end as it is cheaper and the internet speed is so very much faster.

Getting back to the Rag Rescue business, I am now only listing new items on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Here are today's items that will be listed at 7am GMT.
More lovely vintage silk hankies at the

See how wonderful vintage hankies can be used as a curtain.