|I have added a small selection of my handmade dolls to my on-line shop this evening. These could be dispatched in time for Christmas within the UK for anyone interested - I hope you will enjoy taking a look when you have a moment.|
Have a lovely evening,
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
|Thank you to all who visited my stand at the Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair, Chipping Sodbury - Thank you for purchasing and I hope all my carefully handmade fairy folk that flew away on the day, will help to make your Christmases special :)|
|The fair was a great success and once again Michele and Jayne had managed to take bookings from a fabulous line-up of stallholders.|
|'Nostalgia at the Stone House'|
As usually happens, there was little time for photo taking, but I did snap a few quick shots that hopefully sum-up the sumptuousness of this festive fair!
|Belinda - 'Ginger Rose'|
|Christine - 'The Sea Garden'|
|Amanda - 'Shabby Chick'|
|Ali - 'Betty & Violet'|
Hope that has you in the mood for some festive preparations!
That was my final fair for 2013, so I'm looking forward to winding down for the year...Only 6 more 'Nostalgia' shopping days to go at my shop! (Opening times on my blog's sidebar or via my website.)
Have a great week,
Friday, December 06, 2013
7th December 2013
Original Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair,
The Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AD
10am - 3pm. £1.00 admission
|A c1930's Barbola mirror that I wanted to 'rescue', had suffered a few knocks to its fragile frame...|
|I searched through my stash of vintage millinery flowers and found out all the pretty little velvet ones...|
Which I glued in place to hide the damage on the frame.
|This will be coming with me to the fair...|
Some of the other items I'm bringing too:-
|A new batch of hand stitched padded coat hangers.|
|Each one is covered in a generous length of gathered vintage fabric, with lace at the hook and a removable costume brooch to finish.|
|Always a popular gift, and will make an inexpensive item of clothing look special.|
|Another old item that I wanted to give a new lease of life to, was this doll's house. It wasn't the most perfect of examples and inside had seen better days, but for my plans, this was fine.|
|I wanted to use it purely as display, so set about 'neutralizing' it over a few days...|
|A few coats of cream paint inside and out...|
|And then I lined the rooms in various old book pages and papers.|
|I sprinkled some mica glitter along the roof line for a festive touch...|
|And glued some vintage lace at the windows to finish.|
I have recently bought a large collection of vintage doll's house furniture and some miniature dolls. Some of these I will offer for sale at bargain prices at the fair and will display them inside the house.
|Even if you don't own a doll's house, the miniature furniture can look cute on display in the full-size home too!|
|If I end up selling all of the furniture, the doll's house will then become the perfect place to display some of my handmade fairy dolls...|
Talking of which...
The newest collection of TEN festive gals (plus one extra special piece ;-)), who shall accompany me to the fair, are...
|and Plum Pudding|
|My pièce de résistance is a framed fairy called Wonder.|
The old plaster frame I mentioned here, was given a coat of palest pink paint. Using some special antique lace, trinkets and adornments to match the paint colour, I carefully dressed her in her finery to create this one-of-a-kind keepsake to treasure.
|Her wings are real Quail feathers.|
|Hand dyed silk ribbon sash, carved abalone shell button and a rusty key complete her costume.|
|This is Eleanor - One of my large rag dolls.|