Monday, 8 January 2018

A bag a book and Barnum


I kicked the week off by finishing this tote bag that I’ve made from an old tapestry, a piece of hessian, some blue gingham and a bookmark.
Yes, the flap to hold the bag closed is a fabric bookmark with a heavy button to weigh it down.


This book is fascinating.... it’s the history of  where and how each colour got its name.  Who knew that whitewash was used on walls as a disinfectant during  a wave of flu & typhus in 1848. It was also used to obscure images and writings on walls that were thought to be offensive or untrue.  
That’s how we must get the saying 
“A load of old whitewash “


Went to the cinema to see “The Greatest Showman” the story of Barnum.  It was fabulous, lots of great music and dancing and some very bizarre looking people.
I’m into my second year of two for one tickets via Compare the Meerkat insurance.  You can buy a one day travel insurance for a couple of pounds and you’ll get a reward of cheap film tickets for a year.  Go on give it a go.

See you soon 
LYNN x

14 comments:

  1. beautiful tote bag and such a great deal on the tickets!

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  2. Welcome back, Lynn. I've missed your crafty posts! The bag you made is absolutely gorgeous and that book on colours looks like an interesting read. I must admit that we hardly ever go to the cinema. I'm not a big fan of the multiscreen giants, which is all we seem to have left here. xxx

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    1. Hi Ann
      I go to the cinema during the day with a friend and there’s only ever about a dozen people in. We take a picnic as well and just buy a coffee. Aren’t we cheeky haha. xxx

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  3. Lynn, my dear friend, Happiest of new years to you. The bag is gorgeous!! xxxx

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  4. I am going to have to look for that book, sounds very interesting. Your bag is adorable . . . very pretty and so unique. :)

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  5. I've read a few books about colour and watched a couple of BBC 4 programmes on TV about it, I find the subject fascinating....might have to read this one, it looks like a nice book too. Love the bag, and I enjoyed The Greatest Showman too......xxx

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    1. It is a good dip in and out of book. I’ll let you have a look at my copy then you can decide whether to get one or not xxx

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  6. Lynn love your blog, especially all your vintage and charity shop finds.
    Was over visiting friends in England a year August and brought home charity shop books. I also brought home fabric so had to buy an extra suitcase. LOL My husbands comment from here at home (Windsor Ontario Canada) was: books and fabric they are so heavy and what happened to looking for shoes and wool blankets.:-) I love oilcloth from the U.K. but have not tried to sew it yet .I had better get moving on it. Our daughter just arrived in England for three months as part of her Masters program. She is in heaven in London. She loves vintage and Charity shops. I think it feels like home even though we only lived in the West Midlands from ages 5-8. Something magical about it for me. I digress, the reason for my comment was thanks for the book reference. I just ordered it from Wordery UK Lisa

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    1. Thanks for popping by Lisa and for your lovely comments. The book is a real dip in and out of it one, it’s fascinating.
      Your daughter will have a ball in London. We love Brick Lane on a Sunday and Jessie Chorley’s shop on Columbia road. Spitalfield Market is another favourite and they are all within walking distance of each other.

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  7. Your bag looks fabulous! As for the film, we loved it too! Our 2 for 1s run out soon and hubby is saying that he is happy with what we have....I'm going to have to work on him! Chrisx

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    1. Get working on him Chris, it’s to good a deal not to have. Good luck xx

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