Friday, 30 August 2013

Summer making

Well I think this will be last post of the holidays. I know there haven't been many but that must be the sign of a sunny or productive holiday - for once both.
Work is looming. A 9am test run today before real life resumes on Monday.
So besides enjoying lovely SUNNY Dorset what've I been doing?
Well making stuff mainly.


My top make has to be my 'Garden Birds' suitcase
I love making these and feel so on trend with birdies it's hardly me at all.
 A few suitcases have found themselves new homes or holidays this summer so I topped up with a couple of wallpapered ones too...
This one badly photographed by me in the late sun because I couldn't wait
and this one photographed rather nicely by my eldest jammer!
 
 
There have been a few bags thrown in there
  but I had a sudden urge to use up small pieces of fabric with 'Back to School' pencil cases.
 
 
 Funny how they all seem to be made in my favourite colours...
 
 The dresser I display my stock on at Custard Hall sold last week which was a bit of a surprise as I'd forgotten there was a price tag on it. I had visions of my stock in a heap on the floor but luckily I bought this one from a neighbour.
Some Annie Sloan French Grey and lovely new handles from Shy Violet and it was ready to go.
Now I'm just throwing in a couple of gratuitous shots of sunny Dorset because looking at all your holiday snaps I realise how lucky I am to live here.
 

Off for a last weekend trip to London again tomorrow whilst the train is SO cheap and favourite friends visiting on Sunday. 
Enjoy your last few days of Summer holidays.


10 comments:

  1. Those cases are very inspirational Ellie, I have a couple knocking around, thin it'll have to give it a go ...

    Love the pencil cases, especially the one with the little deer on it.

    I love Dorset too ...

    Have a fab weekend

    Love Claire xxx

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  2. I bought a couple of old suitcases to play with today... have a lovely weekend. Cx

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  3. Very clever ! You always make gorgeous things, very creative. I love the pencil cases too, my mum always made me fabric pencil cases of whatever fabric she had left from the alterations she took in.

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  4. Love all your makes Ellie....have a great time! :) x

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  5. Love your Pencil cases,I have been having a go,but still having trouble getting the zips just right,yours look great.

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  6. Wonderful, what you made. The pencil cases are great, I will make me one. Good Idea.

    Sigrun

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  7. Such lovely suitcases!!!It makes you just wanna pack and go somewhere,anywhere!!!Have a great week!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  8. Hello, i´m a follower of your blog and i have the Ducklin pillow i love it, perfect for my decoration :)
    Just love to see your post´s, the decoration is very vintage and soft, you are an artist :) ...
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  9. I love your suitcases. What a lovely idea.

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