Sunday, 8 April 2012

Shopping & Sewing

It's Easter weekend as you all know and it's such a joy to have a few days off to just do whatever you please without trying to cram it all in isn't it?

It's only Sunday so I intend to spend the rest of today and tomorrow sewing and watching movies, bliss huh?

Yesterday we had our monthly visit to Farnham Maltings Monthly Market. I always find something and one lady was having a retirement sale, she was selling fabric & linens. Most of the things I wasn't interested in at all, but she had some plain fabric which I snatched up to make some day to day blouses from they only cost between £1-£2 per piece! They're in the wash so I can't take pictures and it's all fairly plain anyway.

I also bought some nice buttons and a belt buckle from her. Great for my stash, you can never have too many buttons!!

As you know I've been swimming a lot recently and one of my problems is what to do with my wet swimsuit. I always forget to bring a carrier bag to pop it into, so inevitably end up wrapping it in a towel which then has to be washed as it stinks of chlorine.

So I woke up this morning and thought, I'm going to make me a wet swimsuit bag!! I had the oilcloth in my stash anyway and I also had some waterproof lining in my stash - I know weird stuff to have in a stash!

I've never sewed with oilcloth before it's quite hard going as it doesn't feed through the sewing maching very easily, but I'm pretty pleased with the end product, cute and functional!!

I have enough in my stash to make a gym/swim bag actually, so when I feel ready to sew with oilcloth again, I'll be doing that.

Meantime I need some blouses desperately so I'm going to dig out some blouse patterns and see what I fancy whipping up.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway here to win a £50 Heyday Voucher, it closes Midnight BST Monday 9th April.

I do hope you're all having a lovely Easter Sunday, I'm off to sew and then watch some Harry Potter later!


Sally Sweetlove said...

The colour of the buckle is incredible !x

Debi said...

What great finds! Love your bag too! I've always wondered about sewing with oilcloth and yours looks fantastic!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

A swim bag - What a great idea! Love your carved buttons and look forward to seeing what you put them on :)

Valerie said...

I love that bag. I was thinking of trying to go swimming again and I was actually looking on Ebay this morning for a vintage swim/flight/messenger bag. NOW I am thinking, can I make one lol. Great idea.

Miss Rayne said...

Love the cherries. You need a roller foot for oilcloth, it doesn't grip the fabric. good too for leather pvc etc.

In The Heyday said...

Cute Bag! Well done. Love them buttons too

delia hornbook said...

Cute buttons and that bag is great i love the fabric colour and pattern, Enjoy your evening, dee x

pastcaring said...

What a great bag! Cute cherries - and practical too!
Love the buttons and buckle. I am in awe of anyone with advanced sewing skills, mine are sadly at a lower level... xxx

Andi B. Goode said...

The swim bag is such a great idea and it's so cute, too!
-Andi x

Rocket Originals said...

I like your swim bag, and your buttons. You're right, you can never have too many vintage buttons, I love collecting them.
Spending the day watching movies and sewing does sound bliss. Hope you've had a good Easter weekend. Kaye xx

Lenora Jane said...

Swim bag...what a brilliant call. I have just been wrapping my grody swimsuit up in my damp towel and trying desperately to isolate it from things that can't get wet, clearly your way is the way forward

I'm hitting up a shop downtown that sells nice patterns in oilcloth tomorrow,

Tara said...

Great bag!! Brilliant idea! Lovely buttons too!

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