Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Inspiration from Carole ….. And A Win, Win Situation!

I just love it when readers of this blog take the time to e-mail me, and this weekend I was thrilled when Carole wrote to me about my Cath Kidston badges …. and we have now brokered a very good deal with which we will both be very happy!!!  ….. Carole is going to swop me one of these beautiful CK fabric brooches for some of my badges …. how brilliant is that?  Carole is also going to send me some of her CK scraps to see if I can successfully make some fabric covered buttons (badges without the pins) to see how they work on her brooches. How exciting!!
To look at Carole's work and blog :- http://primnraggedy.blogspot.com/

Vest Bags

I came across this idea while blog hopping and just had to have a go.
I got the vests from Primark for £2 each and all I have done is sew across the bottom of them (a couple of times) in less than two minutes flat! How brilliant is that? I love the site (see link below) and there are lots of other bag ideas I would also like to try.
T Shirt bag
The size/capacity of the bag depends on the size of the vest, for these I’ve used size 8s, which stretch pretty well.  But, there are so many possible variations, depending on the size of the vest and the desired length.  For an example a larger vest would make a brilliant beach bag.
T shirt Vest  bag T shirt bag 2
I am now on the look out for string vests ……. a white one would be my first choice and then perhaps a couple of coloured ones, red and/or black?
Plus vests with pictures on the front or beaded embellishment etc …… Of course, the vests don’t need to be new and could be found in charity shops or carboots.  This could be a project I will come back to, with variations over the summer.  But if, as I plan to, want to make a few for Christmas presents, I had better buy the vests now while they are available in abundance …….