Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Festive greetings.

 I do hope the weather won't spoil Christmas for any of you. My son and his new wife are coming up from Surrey early tomorrow morning so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the journey isn't too bad for them.

Take care and enjoy the break and I'll be back in the New Year with lots more wonderful vintage fabrics and trims for you.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Last minute presents at Rag Rescue website

Still need some last minute presents?
Then look no further as I've chosen some best picks for you today.

No. 1  - Sewing case

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.

All hand made.

Each petal measures approx. 5.5"/14cms high and 3"/7.5cms at the widest point.
The base is 3"/7.5cms x 2.5"/6.5cms

Click HERE to buy

 No. 2  - Antique framed painted ivory slip

 I just love these painted ivory slips. they are very rare now. Someone has framed this one in a wooden frame and you can see that the ivory slip has moved from it's original mount but this could be easily moved back. early 19th century.

The ivory slip is 2.5/3cms x 4.5cms

 Buy it HERE 

No. 3 - Ladies pretty vintage floral silk hankie 

 27cms x 26cms
Buy it HERE

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Rag Rescue 'Pick of the day' - Large piece of antique beaded net with the Glasgow rose design. Discount day.

A most amazing piece of beaded net in the Glasgow style containing a design of five 'Glasgow roses' using  white and silver glass bugle beads of differing lengths. there is a central slightly larger rose 9.5cms x 10cms and 4 slightly smaller roses 9cms x 9cms.
the roses are surrounded by trailing stems and leaves which create a flowing design all in beads.
The net is a pale pink and it has two large scallops on the bottom edge moving from 68cms plus 4 cms of beaded drops to 40cms + 4cms beaded drops at the top of the scallop shape.
The whole piece is 1.25m wide.

There is some damage to the top of the net away from the decoration at both end which could be trimmed off. However the main decorated piece is in excellent condition.

There are so many uses for this beaded piece one of which would be to use the design for other items.

The 'Glasgow rose' was a signature in many of Charles Rennie Mackintosh interior designs around 1900. It is thought that it was first used by Jessie Newbery in her textile design, although this hasn't been proved and was soon everywhere in Glasgow.

This beaded piece is very rare.

 £5.00 discount today only - down to £50.00

Sunday, 8 December 2013

'December Dazzlers' - new items today at the Rag Rescue website

I've just listed 36 items onto the website. 
By browsing through the 'New listings' section you will find
vintage fabric,antique and vintage quilt pieces, millinery feathers, sew-ons, vintage gift pencils, etc and a wonderful  large piece of antique beaded net with the Glasgow rose design.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Thursday, 28 November 2013

More Christmas tree hanger ideas from Rag Rescue

I found some more lovely ideas yesterday in a spare moment whilst having a break over a cup of coffee.

If you have already made some Christmas tree hangers, then please forward photos to me so that I can start an ideas page for them.


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Vintage fabric Christmas tree hangers.

I found these wonderful burlap Christmas tree hangers on pinterest. 
You can see how to make them at 

They would look superb using any vintage fabric, very striking.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Season Spectacular at Rag Rescue today.

Only one month to go before the big day. If like me you still have lots to do in the form of cards, last minute presents, tags etc, then I hope today's listings on the Rag Rescue website,will help you.
Everything that has been listed today has a Christmas colour theme.


You will find them all in the 'New Listings' section

They will stay in this section until I list again, which won't be for at least another week.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Sandie's Saturday special - Rag Rescue vintage fabric pick of the day.

Rag Rescue's vintage fabric pick of the day -
This vintage fabric looks like patchwork but it is only the design.
No fading but bright colours even though it has previously been used.22.5cms x 42cms
2 pieces available. Uncut until required Price £5.50

You can find it

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Rag Rescue, vintage fabric pick of the day

Vintage Swedish fabric for Christmas crafts - AG8
 This is an unused Swedish fabric from the early 1970's.
Stored extremely well, very clean and in excellent condition.
Lovely holly and Christmas roses.
Just ideal for Christmas crafts.

37cms x 29cms
4 pieces available. Uncut until required
Price - £6.00
to find it on the website

Friday, 15 November 2013

Christmas vintage trims from Rag Rescue

Why not make your Christmas cards, parcels or gifts a little different this year with the addition of vintage trimmings from Rag Rescue. There are lots of trimmings in the embellishment and haberdashery sections of the website.
Here are just a few that I have added today.

 Why not make a gift card by adding vintage fabric to card, so unique.

Here are the vintage fabric squares I listed yesterday.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Rag Rescue's sourced items for sewing art journals.

Something a little different today. A number of antique advertising papers have been added to the website.
These can be used in so many ways. I like to use them in my sewing journals, either as they are or copied onto linen. I am sure you can think of so many more uses.

I love this idea of using vintage haberdashery as a cover for an art sewing journal. Of course any of the above advertising papers would look great incorporated into the design.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Christmas crafting with French vintage fabric.

If you have finished crafting all of your Christmas presents why not make some new adornments for your Christmas tree now. Here is one idea, it would look wonderful made with vintage French fabric.

if however, like me you haven't completed your Christmas shopping, then why not make a small bundle of vintage fabrics for all of your sewing friends. Here are today's listing on Rag Rescue and of course as you know there are plenty more to choose from.

Monday, 11 November 2013

A busy time at Rag Rescue website

I've been busy making a large Christmas cake this weekend. It is years since I made one, but as the family are coming over for Christmas I thought I would make a big splash this year. Lots more baking on my list. That is when I have completed the decorating of the guest room.

I've still found time to wrap up all of the orders that came in over the weekend. My husband will have to take two large bags full of parcels to the post office this morning. This is why I haven't had time to write any posts this weekend, just so busy.

Today I've listed four lovely pieces of vintage fabric for all of those small projects.
I'm afraid two of them have already been snapped up but there are still plenty on the website to wet your appetite.
Here is a wonderful idea that I found and ideal for using small vintage fabrics.

It was made by
It has been sold now, but she has some great ideas.
Here are the vintage fabrics that I listed over the weekend.
You can see descriptions and prices 

Well I'd better get moving now. I need to sort mum out and when the shops open go and buy some paint and sort out a new carpet for the guest room.
There is no rest for the wicked.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Using vintage fabric for Christmas crafts

These vintage fabrics have just been listed on the website.

Use your imagination when creating Christmas craft from vintage fabric.
Here is one idea from ideasmag.co.za

 If vintage fabrics are used they will be so unique. So simple but effective.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

A day out in Wensleydale.

I had a wonderful day out in the Yorkshire dales today. We passed through Ingleborough and on through Wensleydale to the market towns of Hawes and Leyburn. On our return we stopped at the Ribblehead Viaduct for lunch and a quick walk for Poppy as it had started to rain again. Ribblehead is an area of dramatic moorland with the viaduct being an engineering marvel a must see if you are ever up in Yorkshire.

It was wonderful to get out for the day. It is the first time I have left mum on her own all day but with emergency plans in place I was able to get some fresh air at long last.
I've listed some more French vintage fabric today, have a look at these - - 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Antique black lace at Rag Rescue

Lovely, lovely antique black lace coming to the Rag Rescue website this morning at 7am. SOoooooooooo many uses for antique lace. If you have any ideas on how this lace could be used please comment and share with your fellow blogger friends.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Vintage character cards from the 1950's

Something a little different today. Original cards from the 1950's. These are on sturdy card.
You could print off the various characters onto linen and make a whole variety of items, cushions bags, bunting, the possibilities are endless.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013

Projects using vintage fabric squares.

Lots of projects can be created using vintage fabric squares. I've added some more onto the website this morning.
Why not make these wonderful fridge magnets for Christmas presents. They were made by acuppaandacatchup.com 
but you can make your own designs and I'd love to see them.

Thursday, 31 October 2013