Sunday 3 March 2013

Some More Upcycling

I've been attacking some of my horde of vintage textiles with a pair of shears, and remaking them into new things, namely bags.
Here is my new shopping bag, which as you can see used to be a souvenir tea-towel
And here is a handbag. The front panel of this is cut from a vintage tea towel, the rest of the shell is made from one of the lovely pieces of vintage feed sack fabric Katherine sent me, and which I showed in the previous post.
Both bags are lined with fabric cut from vintage pillowcases.
I made some other ones as well, and they are now listed in my new shiny Folksy Shop, Brimstone and Quicksilver.
Naomi has been busy as well, customising t-shirts. She's got a Folksy Shop too, hers is called The Word on The Street.
Linking up to Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes


Gillie said...

Well, you hardworking girls! I do feel the US is missing out, lots of nice views over here but not popular as tea towels!

Kaisievic said...

So clever, good luck with your Etsy shop.

Mylene said...

Well done, Christine!
Both bags looks great!

Nicola said...

Good for you starting an online shop, you are so creative there should be lots of interests.

cucki said...

so beautiful..well done dear and good luck with your etsy shop..
hugs x

Ana Love Craft said...

Super cute! Love the cats fabric!
Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime. Visiting from Flamingo Toes blog party.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Katherine said...

Oh, WOW Christine! I just KNEW you'd do something amazing with that fabric! LOVE the tea towels idea. Gillie's right, we don't see too many of those over here anymore. But the way you used it on the shopping bag is really clever. I've got your shop bookmarked now - the Cornwall towels are interesting to me - you know why! Good Luck with the shop!

Julie said...

Good luck to you both with the shop Christine. They are fabulous.

Kerryp77 said...

they look great, good luck with etsy too

Linda said...

Your upcycled bags are wonderful. And so is your shop as well as Naomi's.

Carol said...

You are so creative, Christine!! I really love the tea towel upcycling idea :) Best of luck to both you and Naomi with your online shops!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great sewing. Good Luck with the shop, going to pop over and browse.