Tuesday, 15 February 2011

valentine heart

Hand sewn with felt and embroidery thread from carlisle market.

Scrap-e-do ... we recycle, we re-use, we sew and knit and crochet too!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Charity shop trawl #2 12.02.11

My usual charity shop partner in crime is my neighbour Sara. She was bored on Saturday afternoon and wanted to try and find some stuff on the cheap. Sadly she didn't find what she was looking for, but I certainly had a good haul again, for both myself and for projects!

Purchases of the day were a blue/turquoise silk scarf, for Scrap-e-Do use:

a green floral pillowcase, for Scrap-e-Do use:

a multicoloured floral pillowcase, for Scrap-e-Do use:

an incredibly cute apron, which I haven't decided if I'm keeping yet or donating to Scrap-e-Do:

some very 70s purple floral fabric, for Scrap-e-Do use:

and again I saved the best for last! A pinkish tweed suit which looks like it was tailored especially for me :) the first pic is to demonstrate the colour (sort of):

this second pic shows off the beading detail:

the jacket:

the skirt:

The suit is by Serena Kay, which is a designer I've never heard of but I did a search on eBay and apparently she's quite pricey!

Charity Shop trawl #1 10.02.11

On Thursday mum and I went along the charity shops on Botchergate. It's a lottery of finding good things, but we weren't disappointed! Found, but not photographed are a whisk and two Jeffrey Deaver Books. Well you don't really need to see those do you...

The first shop we hit, Age Concern, turned out to be the best of the lot. Our full haul for the morning includes a rather nice plant pot, now with crocus bulbs in:

a pretty floral pillowcase for Scrap-e-Do use:

a purple tweed suit, which we have now felted, for Scrap-e-Do use:

a hoodie which appeals to my inner goth. The design is on the back and front and even glows in the dark:

some buttons and a fastener, for Scrap-e-Do use:

and last but not least, a dinner service including dinner plates, lunch plates, cake plates, cups and saucers, two jugs, a sugar basin and a lidded marmalade jar! The design is Midwinter Roselle:

I haven't decided how much of the set I'm going to keep yet. I will probably sell the cups and saucers as I don't really use those, and possibly one of the jugs and the sugar basin to go with it.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Welcome to Scrap-e-Do!

Hello there! We are Gill and Karen Hands, a mother and daughter team. We've decided to run a little online business together, predominantly through the folksy site. We have yet to set up a shop as we're still working on our first items for sale. However in the run up to our shop becoming functional Karen will accept knitting and crochet commissions. There will be a separate post regarding that later.

In the meantime keep an eye on this blog to be kept up to date with what we're doing, ideas, projects etc.