Saturday, 23 July 2011

French Style

Welcome to all my new followers!

 After a busy few weeks with no time for sewing I am getting very fidgety and am therefore hoping to spend some time in here this weekend

having being inspired by these

to work on these WIPs

and make more things in the same sort of style as some of these I've already made

using some of these pretty things

But only after drooling over these French vintage labels

to get me in the mood

to hopefully make more things like those in my Giveaway ending 31st July!

where, if you enter, you will have the chance to win either one of my vintage fabric journals

or a vintage linen peg apron

together with a vintage french fabric bookmark

So please don't forget to enter!

See 11th July post


  1. You have such a lovely collection of bits and pieces! All those ribbons and labels are so pretty. I hope you get the chance to get some sewing done :)

  2. I love the provencal fabric prints

  3. I'm sure all those pretties will give you the inspiration you need to get some sewing done this weekend. Looking forward to seeing what you make.

  4. Aren't all thos labels pretty!
    Hope you enjoying your sewing and creating time.
    Lisa x

  5. I love French General. Have one of the sewing books and some lovely bits of fabric but hate to cut it up - have made a few things but love to just look at the material. :)

    Your labels and ribbons are fabulous - where did you get them from?

  6. Also was just wondering if you have any suggestion for kids and holidays in our parts? New ideas always welcome. :)

  7. Just love all your French prettiness! :)

  8. Wendz - have replied via email.
    Gill xx

  9. Hi Gill, all very french, it's wonderful. Where do you find all those things? Lesley x

  10. Lesley - fabrics I usually find on ebay or occasionally at a boot fair or sale or sometimes auction. Ribbons and trims usually the same - got a good bag of vintage passmenterie for £2 at the last boot fair.
    The french labels are not originals but copies, again off ebay - seller tenivo*uk - they are card toppers.
    Most fabrics have been picked over many years,i started collecting my stash of vintage fabrics at about the age of 15 at jumble sales!!!
    Gill xx

  11. Nothing better than spending time in your sewing room with lots of lovely fabric! Enjoy!

  12. Full of inspiration Momma!!! love it all.

  13. What a tempting array - and I do envy you your sewing room. I have to set up at the end of the kitchen table, which makes for rather a lot of distraction, and very disjointed working!

    Pomona x

  14. What a beautifully colourful post. Love the label. M x

  15. I hope you had some lovely sewing time over the weekend, Gill. I love the French fabrics and trims you have collected, they are so stylish. I also love all the French labels you show here, I love to look out for similar things to use in collage. Have a great week.
    Helen x

  16. we sure LOVE the same things !!! and i LOVE your sewing spot...just charming...

    give little logan a hug

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  17. Hallo, Wow, this is inspiring, wandering around on your blog! I am living in Sweden and originally from Holland.
    Now I know where to place my sewing things, in my to-be little corner where I can leave stuff and work on nice little things.

    But first I'll have a visit in your online shop!

  18. I love your cubbies full of beautiful trims!

  19. Very intrigued to see what you make out of all those lovely things. Vintage labels are gorgeous. Love Linda x


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