Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Using vintage fabric scraps.

Four lovely vintage fabrics, all with different designs in each scrapbag.

Mari Fray Foster used scraps to make this wonderful necklace.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Monday, 29 October 2012

Beautiful, beautiful lace.

I just adore antique and vintage lace as every little piece can be used in one way or another.

Rag Rescue has a section on lace and today more lace stash bags have been added to the site.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

More French vintage fabrics added to the Rag Rescue website.

Today I have listed four more beautiful French vintage fabrics on the
You can find them at

I just love this baby blanket. I found it on Pinterest.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Inspired by Rag Rescue's vintage fabrics

Superb French vintage fabrics have just been listed on the 

You can be so creative when you have a store of wonderful vintage fabrics.
Syou will see see lots of wonderful ideas 

which is where the wonderful item below came from to get you inspired.

Have fun.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Vintage embroidered motifs

Wonderful vintage motifs that can be added to any of your sewing projects.
These motifs have been added to the Rag Rescue website today.

Just to give you an idea.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Vintage fabric squares into fabric flowers.

Today the above vintage fabric squares will be listed at the

Fabric squares have many uses from quilting, card making, journals to a whole variety of sewing ideas.
Below you can see how one lady has made her fabric squares into flowers to give a new lease of life to a cardigan. Added along side felted flowers the cardigan develops colour and texture.
You can find a brilliant tutorial  at

It's another dreary day here in Morecambe, I just hope you have more sunlight.
Enjoy the day.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Antique Norwegian Hardanger gold metallic braid

I bought and Antique Norwegian Hardanger costume that unfortunately the moths had had a good meal on. It was covered with gold metallic braid and beadwork. I spend 5 evenings stripping off all of the best pieces.
These braids are ideal for sewing onto cushions or bags. They have a wonderful patina which only age can give. 

All listed today on the Rag Rescue website

A beautiful cuff with gold braid along the edge.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Vintage fabric scrappy parcels today at Rag Rescue

Four more scrappy parcels will be added to the website today.
The photo's on the right show the content of each parcel.

Now here's an idea for using scraps and if you go to the link you will see a tutorial.

I'm off into Lancaster this morning, another hospital visit for mum. If the weather is fine we'll come back the scenic route so must remember to take my camera.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Beautiful French vintage fabrics listed on the website today.

Gorgeous French vintage fabrics have been listed today on the Rag Rescue website.

Love this embellishment. I found it on Pinterest. It would make addition to a bag or even added to a special parcel for Christmas.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Vintage fabrics at Rag Rescue website

Please Click on the photo to see a whole range of vintage fabrics that Rag Rescue website has for sale or has sold in the past.

More vintage fabric at the Rag Rescue website

Here are the vintage fabrics that have been listed on the Rag Rescue website today.

I found this wonderful Italian blog today where she sells items made from vintage fabric.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Pure silk chiffon cocktail handkerchiefs. c.1920s.

1920's pure silk chiffon hankies are getting so rare now. As the silk was printed just for a handkerchief the design is complete. This is why designers of today like these as they do not have any copyright on them I am told.
Tomorrow I will be listing 5 silk chiffon hankies and one silk hankie.

Just look how wonderful the silk chiffon hankies look when made into a curtain.

Don't forget to check the 
tomorrow to see these wonderful rare hankies.

Vintage lace motif embellishments.

Some more lovely vintage lace motifs are being added to the website today. These make a great addition to any project, especially cards, journals, hangers, bags and cushions.
Below you can see how lace motifs have been added to hanger pockets. Isn't it wonderful?

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Ideas for using Rag Rescue's vintage fabric squares

More lovely recycled vintage fabric squares for you all to make use of.
All will be listed this morning at 7am BST

I've been sorting out some crafting ideas and found these lovely flowers made by 'grrl+dog'.
Aren't they great?

It's amazing what you can make with small pieces of fabric, which is why Rag Rescue sells so many.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Beautiful vintage flowers and ribbons.

Today I have listed on the Rag Rescue website these beautiful vintage flowers and ribbons.
These are all unique and not to be found again so when they are gone, I'm afraid there won't be any more the same.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Four more pieces of vintage French fabric tomorrow.

One antique French fabric, one antique French toile fabric and two vintage French fabrics.

Why not give your friend or family member some fabrics for Christmas if they love sewing. 

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Mix and match individual vintage fabric squares at the Rag Rescue website

Pick the individual squares that you like from a whole range of colours and designs. 
You don't have to buy a whole bag of squares and then find you don't like or need half of them. 
At the Rag Rescue website, you can mix and match your fabric squares and buy one or a hundred. It is totally up to you,.


A unique concept for thrifty, sensible people.

Four inch squares - £0.40
Five inch squares - £0.50
Six inch squares - £0.60

Vintage buckles, clasps and buttons today at the Rag Rescue website

Monday, 8 October 2012

Four more lovely vintage fabric scrapbags at Rag Rescue

Pretty vintage fabrics make up these scrapbags. 
All will be listed on the Rag Rescue website this morning at 7am BST

Lack of internet connection stops play.

What a weekend it has been. On Friday I lost my internet connection. Well that's not strictly true, I did have connection but only for 2 minutes at a time. There was then a gap of anywhere from ten minutes to two hours before the connection came back. I rang my broadband provider and they tested and said is that everything was OK and it must be a fault on the BT line. Bt said there wasn't a fault and so it went on all over the weekend, phone call after phone call. It is driving me mad. It is now 5am and I am line but for how long I don't know. I've decided to go with just one provider and change to BT infinity. Unfortunately they can't come to fit the system until the end of October so the struggle to get online will continue. It will a long term solution but it means struggling with the business for the next three weeks.
I've managed over the weekend to sort out all the orders as they came in so perhaps it won't be too bad. 
How ever did we cope without the internet?

Above you can see the vintage fabrics that went online in the website at the weekend. I think you now realise why they are late in arriving on the blog so please forgive me.