Monday, 19 January 2009

Pretty Purses, Recycling and Computers!!!!

Well this is what I've been making this afternoon, some little purses. I made one for my sister for Christmas and she keeps her business cards in it. I use mine to keep my fidelity cards in for the supermarket, like your tesco card, forgotton what you call them in the UK.
Sorry if the photos aren't great. I've had one of those difficult moments with the computer. Ours can be so awkward I'm convinced it's got a mind of it's own. I couldn't do a thing with it this morning, it was sooooo slow, I could click on a webpage go and make a cup of tea, wash up, come back and it was still thinking about it. Sooooo frustrating. I know we've had it since before we came to France, so it's at least 6 years old, which I think in computer terms is probably ancient, but it has to keep going for the time being. Does anyone else have the same problem? I really do get so annoyed with it and I like to think I'm a fairly patient person when it comes to the children or sewing or just doing something fiddly, but this - I think it's because I can't reason with it, if it doesn't want to do it, it doesn't and that's it.
Also this afternoon I've been going through some of my fabric, recycling stuff, some of Holly's old tops that I could take the buttons off or any other pretty bits of ribbon or lace and then cutting out the main parts to store away. Quite satisfying once done and gave me a bit more room in my basket to add some more.
Holly doesn't finish school until 5.10 this evening she has extra Maths on a Monday. Then she has to go out again at 6 for her violin lesson. So I'd better think about going I need to get some bits and bobs from the supermarket first.
Hope you've all had a good day, it's been grey and very very wet here - yukkk!
Take care.


Hen said...

Hello Nicky,
I love the little rabbits (?) in the picture at the top of your blog/banner. Did you make them?
Loyalty cards, by the way...
Hen x

Shabby Chick said...

Hi Nicky

Those are great purses, are they very fiddly to make? Our PC goes slow a lot too but we have a lot of unwatched films on there and they are taking up a huge chunk of memory, we need to watch and delete! I'm no good with computers, my husband's brilliant though so I leave him to it!

Hope you get better weather tomorrow, though it's not very nice here either xxx

lou said...

Hi Nicky, we have got horrible rain here, I’ve got the fire alight.
I love the look of your the purses, are they hard to make?

Have a lovely week… love Lou xxx

thriftymrs said...

Great purses. Great idea for loyalty club cards.

MelMel said...

Hello...what a super idea, i made a couple of tissue holders.....cute for handbags and they would so brighten up the shopping trip!
Fab idea!xxxx

Anonymous said...

I love this purses really cute,and Love your banner as well.

bexsbuttons said...

those purses look great! i have a similar problem with my laptop every now and then...and i feel the same as you about it. why cant computers just tell you whats wrong with them?is that too much to ask?!
take care!

gingerwine said...

Love the purses...I'm thinking at the moment that I want to cover a filofax with pretty fabric rather than buying a new one. I just love Diaries purses and things!!

MarmaladeRose said...

Hello Nicky, thanks for stopping by my blog. It's been pretty cold here in the Dales too, snow, snow, snow. Your little purses are beautiful.

Little Knitter Gem said...

Hi Nicky

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. Your purses are gorgeous!! I am very envious of you - getting to live my dream life in the French countryside!! I'm so glad you stopped by! :)

Gemma x x

i cant sew said...

i love grey and wet days!! except if i have to teach then it is not so nice cause you dont get a break. nice little purses. %*_*%

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hi Nicky,
I love everything that you have made so far... and I`m excited to see which other lovely things you will make...
By the way... when you dowload your photos you can enlarge them by ckick where it says to make them larger size.
Just a little suggestion, I hope you didn`t mind!
I think that by enlarging your photos, it will show your beautiful creations details, much better...
Let me know, if you need any H.E.L.P!
Debbie Moss

Rubyred said...

Hello Nicky ,love the little purses,very pretty!Computers are a bit of a pain,I'm always calling my hubby when I mess up on the computer.The information just doesn't stick in my head.He taught me how to do links,but I still forget!School finishes very late in France doesn't it,do they have a long lunch, or do they start later in the morning?
Rachel x

bex said...

hi nicky!
yep the folsky shop is up and running. theres a link on the top right of my blog....its going slow at the moment but folksy is still a pretty new website (ot thats what i keep telling myself!) Just looked at your shop...i love your raggy elephant.

Sal said...

Hi there Nicky...nice to discover your blog...and to get an insight into what its like to live across the channel...btw lovely purses!! Sal ;-)

MelMel said...

Thank you hun!x

gingerwine said...

The Granny Square will appear this weekend!

Thankyou for your words of encouragement!

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