Friday, 29 March 2013

I have been again ...

 You know me and Todmorden in Yorkshire, I can't keep away, especially on a Thursday when its the secondhand market.  First up though the goodies above and below are from the fantastic haberdashery/wool stall on the inside market.  We must have been there over an hour picking and choosing trims, fabrics, buttons and threads.
 I found this vintage linen on a stall on the outside market.
 My lovely generous friend Tracy gave me this hankie and a piece of her wedding dress.  I can't believe she has cut it up.  How brave.  If you did'nt already know we are working on an embroidery course using vintage and new linen and trims.
 These lovely mats came from the basket we swooped on in the antique shop.
 Last up my wonderful friend in Scotland sent me a really nice piece of vintage fabric and an Easter card she made from all the family, as well as one of  St. Ives artist Carolyn Saxby's cards.  Thank you so much Mo you are too kind.
 This lovely handstitched tablecloth came from the basket in the antique centre.
 In the charity shop we snatched this dress
 and we have cut it in half to use on our project.
 Tracy has the front and Ive got the back.
To top it all we had the most yummy traditional chip shop lunch.  Can't wait to go again.


  1. All those beautiful and gorgeous goodies - I'd say you have enough to make pieces to cover all four walls of your studio. Love the embroidered cloth and that lovely dress. And how very nice of your friend to give you a piece of her wedding dress although I'm sure she knows you will make something wonderful with it. I can see that all you are being taught on the course is paying off :) Elizabeth xx

  2. you did do well, i wish i could shop as well as you. Lovely items, so delicate

    Gill x

  3. What beautiful pieces Lynn. I bet Karen will be proud of your finds.........and perhaps a tad jealous, hehe. I look forward to seeing how you use them, but I know it will be gorgeous.
    So glad you like your cards Lynn. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with lots of crafty time :0) Mo xx

  4. All that laceilicious is making me swoon. I will definitely stay tuned to see your project progress. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

  5. Absolutely gorgeous trimmings and fabrics - I'm very envious!

  6. Such beautiful vintage gorgeousness!! x Jo

  7. Oh, bliss...
    My friend who makes wonderful things from antique French linens and laces gave be a stack of cuttings from her floor. As I said, oh, bliss... xxx

  8. I agree totally with A bird in the hand, above, - bliss! Gorgeous fabrics Lynn, I so envy your visits to Todmorden....... have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Anne x

  9. What delicious finds, you certainly have "an eye" in seeking them out. It sounds like a perfect crafters day. Now let's see what wonders you do with them!! I look forward to the results.
    love Jo and Happy Easter x

  10. fabric envy here....going green!!

  11. Wow...what beautiful gifts and finds...drooling here...such stunning goodies to craft with!! x