Friday, 6 July 2012

Bags of bags

Hello again - I trust that you are well and enjoying some sunshine today

- I am just updating this post as I see that despite kind requests these photos have been posted to Pinterest so I sadly submit copyright forms to their HQ.  If someone from Pinterest would kindly like to explain I would be very interested.

Please don't be shocked by these bags - I may have mentioned before that some women have lots of shoes whilst I own only two pairs of shoes (not counting the ones for the 1930s and 40s that my bunioned feet can no longer get into....) and they are falling apart.  I do not have many shoes but I do have one or two bags....these are not all of my bags.....there are some more......bags are used all the time for Co-op shopping.......bags cheer up a day...........bags  cause an admiring glance now and again (funnily enough my shoes do not have that same effect....).



Inside most of these bags lurks a different type of embroidered purse....I like purses....I do not have many shoes but I have one or two purses......

Sometimes I sigh because I sometimes see the same embroidery crop up on ebay and I think why oh why did I use this for a bloomin' bag.....still they cheer me up.......Dom is not so keen on bags........he would like me to get a new pair of shoes...........It has now reached the point where I am too ashamed to go into a shoe shop because my current shoes would create a fainting fit I fear.....I like bags.....


The children sometimes find it difficult when I ask them to go and get my bag or find my purse.......there are some more behind other doors...........I like bags




|I will not be photographing my shoes............I like bags.........do you like bags?


PS: Alex it was lovely to meet you yesterday - I have been thinking about you saying how you were overwhelmed by our house and wonder if that was is a good way or in  a 'Oh my good grief get me out of here, too much, sort of way'? Alex you are one of the few people to ever see inside the 'Christmas Cupboard'...........a little too  full perhaps?  Dom often feels like this I think..........I like Christmas decorations........for another time perhaps........

PPS Thank you as always for not posting on to Pinterest and elsewhere - recently I have been feeling wobbly all over again about my blog, photos of from most of my blog posts end up on Pinterest yet only one person has ever asked me if that was ok....I see comments that people have left on my photos on Pinterest, not here but there, left for someone else to read that I find by chance.......

PPPS Just adding a photo of one of my favourite bags - the photo was taken from Flickr some time ago sadly

Do you think that this will make any difference?  I doubt it sadly again



23 comments:

  1. I love bags too! Do you recommend any particular pattern?

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    1. Thank you Pearly Queen - the bags in these photos are very simple tote bags so nothing fancy and no pattern I'm afraid as the embroidery determines size and shape! Sadly anything too fancy is beyond my sewing capabilities (and my concentration levels!). Do let me know if I can help further though

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  2. No sunshine here, sadly, all grey and dull and in fact started raining a few minutes ago, I can hear it falling on the conservatory roof. Oh joy.

    Your bags are brilliant. (I am not a big collector/producer of bags, myself. I have a few, maybe four or five, but use the same one over and over for everything. I do, however, have lots and lots of zip purses. I use them for all sorts of things. Very handy.)

    Funny just last night I was browsing through your Flickr photos and getting lost in all those beautiful embroideries. I didn't deliberately go to your photos, by the way, I was looking for a chap that does amazing things - stuffed animal sculptures mainly - with vintage embroideries and Google led me to your Flickr set. It wasn't what I was after, and I never found the man's website, but I got drawn into your photos and spent ages and ages admiring your things. I always do, when I visit your pages. Lovely things.

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    1. Thank you wendz - so you found flickr there are one or two (thousand...) photos of mine there I think so I dip into them now and again to furnish my blog. Sometimes when I too am Googling something I spot a something and then realise that it is my own!!
      I'm with you on zipped purse - easy to make and simple to use!!
      Thank you again

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  3. The bags are very nice and no need ever to apologise for having so many lovely ones but really, what I am most drooling after is the wallpaper!
    Hen x

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    1. Aww thank you Hen - proud to say that I put that wallpaper up all by myself (only see the wonkiness up close!!)

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  4. I like bags. Much more than shoes. Although shoes are nice, I like bags. I don't think I have quite as many as you and my style is different but I do like the tapestry one with the birdies. It's awfully nice! I hide my bags away in wardrobes and boxes but yours are too pretty to be hidden.
    You ought to go and treat yourself to some new shoes!
    Lovely bags. Especially the birds.
    x

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    1. Thank you Missy - that bird bag is my current daily use bag, I made it two or three years ago and it was from a car boot (for 50p) but the bottom part was damaged - I particularly like it because I lined it with vintage embroidery so extra nice to look inside!

      I will buy new shoes this summer - it really is at danger level shoe wise!

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  5. Oh Jenny what a tremendous collection! love the sweet birdie one especially...
    Shoes can be a problem I'm happiest bare footed... Cass

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    1. Thank you Cass - if only we lived in hotter climes! I had surgery on my feet as a child hence shoephobia (I shall now have to search Google to seek the proper Latinate term)! Hope your garden is thriving

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  6. This post is an utter bagful of beauty! Love the wallpaper too ... and I am sure Alex will have been overwhelmed in a totally positive way, how could she not be? Enjoy yourself this weekend, Claire xxx

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    1. Many thanks Claire - they are quite cheering, especially when the weather is sooooo grim! I am just about to post about my day today! I hope that your weekend is cheery too
      Best wishes

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  7. I like bags, particularly your embroidered bags, of which I have just one, so far. Like Hen I love that wallpaper too!

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    1. Many thanks Gill - do you have a photo of your embroidered bag? I would like to see it. I was chuffed with my wallpapering skills - me and ladders are not the best combination and I remember that I was trying to get it done before the children came home from school - does not bear close scrutiny....

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  8. I love bags! You can never have too many I think. I definitely have more bags than shoes, though I do think you deserve to treat yourself to a new pair! And I'm sure that anyone who is worth knowing could only ever find your lovely home overwhelming in a positive 'oh my everything is so beautiful' kind of a way! So, as you might say, tra la la! Have a lovely weekend Jenny, fingers crossed for sunshine for you. Rachel xx

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    1. Thank you Rachel - I sincerely hope that you are also having a tra la la'ing weekend of fun and frolics and hopefully some sun (all weekend might be a bit hopeful though!)

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  9. Yes bags every time for me...i dont get the same excited feeling from buying shoes as i do bags,,,,especially fabric ones x

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    1. Indeed something about a fabric bag - I will photograph some of my 50s fabric ones one day. I do need some more shoes though...

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  10. I absolutely adore your bags, I have never seen more beautiful bags. I have some lovely old embroidered tablecloths and really, to use them like this would be a wonderful thing as I rarely use them.

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    1. Thank you The Sea Garden - I use damaged and worn tablecloths for small bags in particular or cathedral window patchwork (that I am particularly fond of making). I make no secret of the fact that I am partial to an embroidered tablecloth...I have a few..

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  11. ​​

    ​I was overwhelmed in the good sense. I cant find a sentence which may describe my excitement and pleasure - I prefer to use singular sounds 'ahh' 'oohh' and 'lovely'!
    I do feel most privileged to of encountered the Specialised Seasonal Decoration storage! It beat my mother using Economy sized nappy box's from the 1980s to store the precious delights in the loft! Its only shows your appreciation and affection to them!
    I am looking forward to seeing your cellar next time! ;-)

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  12. i love these! I am also a purse lover (I have about 6 of them, each stuffed with at least one inside) hanging in my laundry room. And there's more in each closet. My kids will go and get me my purse and sometimes it takes them two or three shots to get the right one lol

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