Friday, September 29, 2006

Crafty Christmas.


I have created this Christmas stocking today, with a vintage style. I used a very shabby piece of American patchwork, complete with many holes!- because I wanted a time-worn, antiquey look. The front has a German postcard from 1919. It is backed in tatty French Ticking!
I am off to a vintage textile fair on Tuesday, so am busy making for that. Here are the details if anyone lives near and would like to visit.

I rescued this lovely old doll the other day from a junk shop. I will revamp her for Christmas! Love that face!

The hearts that I am making are still a work in progress....

19 comments:

  1. You have made some lovely hearts! And the christmas stocking is gorgious.
    I love the doll and I would love to see how see looks for christmas, she has a lovely face.

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  2. Hi Niki,
    I love the doll. She has the most beautiful face and hair. The waves of her hair are so 20's. Maybe you could create a smaller version of your hearts as a purse for her with her initials on it.Glad you loved my story, but take a look at today’s story... kind of strange and really I didn't make it up for a follow up to "Transitions"; it just happened! All the more to believe!!!

    Annabelle

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  3. Anonymous2:51 pm

    The stockings are a delight, hope there will be some in your catalogue..? The simpler hearts are so feminine and would look great as decorations at Christmas or in a bedroom and I can't wait to see how the doll looks after you have 'dressed' her. You have the nicest things...too bad I am so far away, a visit to one of the fairs you go to would make my day. Thanks for sharing Niki..!

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  4. Just love all of this stuff it's gorgeous.

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  5. Love the stocking! And can`t wait to see what you do with the doll. Those hearts are just so beautiful, they look finished already!
    And also the wedding book looks really interesting. I bet there`s some great old pics in there of lovely dresses.

    tea
    xo

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  6. Hi Niki,
    Thanks for letting me know about he difficulties with leaving comments. I also have trouble with getting back to you via the comments you leave. The link says Blog not found. Being technologically challenged I don't really know whats going on. Anyway thanks again and coincendentaly I have just been posting about chickens.

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  7. Gorgeous stocking Niki, and the hearts too! That is a particularly nice doll. I love the toys of that era, they look just like the children's book illustrations of that time too. Thanks again for the chicken advice by the way! Louise x

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  8. I love that doll too, what a pretty girl!

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  9. I'm doing a Christmas stocking too, with patchwork!!!! Hopefully I have time to finish it this weekend. Yours look lovely!
    Have a nice weekend :-)

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  10. I'd say you go girl, but I see you're already going!!!!!!


    so lovely

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  11. The Christmas stocking is fabulous and I love all the wonderful things you found. Everything is so sweet and beautiful.

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  12. you are a magnet for all things vintage and lovely! The doll is wonderful, all dolls shold have a nice home, I can't bear to see them in junk shops.

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  13. The christams stocking is amazing! Lovely with the photo on it. You are so lucky to have the doll. She is really a treasure!

    The hearts are so lovely! How do you sew the laces on? After sewing it togheter?

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  14. Thank you everyone for your encouraging words.xx
    Hulda- the lace is stitched onto the hearts by hand at the end- quite nice to sit and hand sew sometimes....
    Niki.x

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  15. Oh beautiful stocking and so great to see that finally someone else is starting to craft for christmas too! Your hearts are gorgeous Niki and that doll looks really adorable, can't wait to see how you'll dress her up for the festive season!

    Btw I'm looking forward to Monday now, waiting for the posty ;-)

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  16. Anonymous3:59 pm

    Love the christmas stocking, it's gorgeous :)

    I really wish I wasn't so far from you, I think I would be spending my days at one of your fairs :)

    Beautiful work as always :)

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  17. Lovely Stocking and hearts, you are sooo clever.

    I am so excited Niki, I might just be able to come to the Textiles fair. It's so near me that it would be silly not to. Is it a silly typo and it is in Honiton? If I do come would you like to meet up?

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  18. Hi Donna,
    Yes, it is definitely Honiton, Devon!! It is right in the town, so you can shop there too! The fair is quite small, around 15 stands, but usually a good variety of stuff. (Includes costume and decorative items too.)
    Hopfully we can recognise each other from our profiles- although I may look a little bleary-eyed as I have to get up at 5am. to get there in time!!
    Hope to see you there!!
    Niki.x

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  19. I adore the stocking you mad, what a clever idea. Did you just use an old postcard and sew it to the fabric? I would love to have a go at this idea, I never seem to come across any vintage fabric though. The hearts are looking great and what a find that doll was. I bet you will do something fantastic with her, I can't wait to see what.

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx