Friday, 7 June 2013

Should Be Feeling Warm 'n' "COZY" Soon...

Can you guess what I've been up to today... ;) ? Something in my sewing room should be feeling warm 'n' cozy soon enough LOL!


Much fiddling with tracing paper, scraps of calico and basting in by hand with a zipper.

Other Random Stuff...
I wanted to share this paper-bag from the William Gee shop (which I blogged about before here). I love the old-fashioned wording e.g. "Synthetic Cottons" clearly when this was printed thread must chiefly have been available in Cotton verses the modern prevalence of Polyester thread readily sold nowadays. And, "Zip Fasteners" it's almost as if they have to remind customers that the purpose of a zip is to fasten something together (hehe).

William Gee  - Paper Bag (Spring 2013)

Plus, (this one is aimed at UK-residents) can you spot that the telephone number shows a very, very old area-code for London? Yup, "01", according to Wikipedia the 01 code was assigned to London in 1959, and stopped being used in May 1990. So, the paper bags (which seemed to be in plentiful supply at the shop counter) must be at the very minimum 23 years old... I'd say more likely 30-40+ years old. Talk about buying ahead in bulk huh!?! :)


  1. You made a toile for it?! You're amazing :)

    Love how the paper bag also boasts how large a switchboard it has. Ten lines?! And I had to google "silesias". Always learning. Even from paper bags ;)

  2. You don't do things by halves do you. It'll never get cold. I love that paper bag hope you are going to keep it its a piece of history. Looking forward to next week.

  3. That's so cool that you drafted your own iron cozy! I want to do that if I ever manage to get to a sewing meetup. :} And what an awesome paper bag!


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