Friday, April 30, 2010

Off to Chipping...

Just a quick post to show you some of the items that I shall be taking along to the Vintage & Handmade Fair at Chipping Sodbury tomorrow (Happy Birthday Daddy!)...

I have been saving the summery deckchair, that some of you may remember I made-over last September, especially for the fair. I thought it would make a good centrepiece on my stall and be great for displaying dolls and cushions. I've booked a single pitch instead of a double one this time, so want to create a neat and cohesive display of my wares...Well, that's the plan!...
New handmade rag dolls include Pagan in her mohair jacket and French fabrics.
Maisie in a Fair Isle cardigan and C19th Vichy check dress...
And Harriet in a striking turquoise cardigan and luscious floral layers.
I've made some more fluffy powder-puffs with vintage trims.

And one of my flapper style hat stands will be coming along too. I recently bought the old doll's face and have combined it with a vintage candlestick and antique trims...

Doesn't she look cheeky?!

There will also be plenty of handmade handbags (including this cotton ticking variation on my usual design below), cushions, brooch pillows and lavender sachets, to name but a few. (And yes, I did manage to finish 25 chandelier charms!)
Hope you can make it along to the 4th V&H fair, as it promises to be a great event once again, with lots of fine craftswomen and vintage dealers to tempt you with their treasures. Thanks to Jayne and Michele for all their hard work in its organisation.
Sunshine please!
Right, off to the shop now - Have a great BH weekend, whatever your plans,
Niki x



  1. its going to be so much fun...see you there x

  2. Good luck Niki!!! I would buy the deck chair myself- it's stunning!
    Monica xx.

  3. Hope it goes really well for you...wish i could be there!

    Bellaboo :0)

  4. good luck with the fair Niki, i won't be able to get there this time... i have to say a year has come round very quickly, i had such a great time last year and loved all the stalls especially yours of course. Love your Flapper doll hat stand ... fab ! and of course your beloved rag dolls.

    Have a lovely day.
    best wishes always Ginny

  5. Pure delight. I wish I could be day, one day in the future though. Sea Witch

  6. Hi Niki,
    Good luck at the V&H fair tomorrow, how I wish I could come too!
    Well done on making 25 chandelier charms!

    Have a great Bank holiday weekend!

    Sandie xx

  7. Niki,

    Oh my everything looks so amazing, Harriet is so pretty, wish I was at that fair tomorrow to see all the lovely things :) Best of luck with it, be sure to take photographs of your display.

    All things nice...

  8. Hi Niki ... tomorrow I would be there in Chipping ... you'll be near to my heart ... and I wish you great success, so will, I am sure! ;o)
    Best wishes, Maria.

  9. Ah - a Ticking Stripes handbag! Lovely!

  10. Oooooooh! Wish I could come to the fair (but it would be a long walk from Oregon!). Even more, I wish I was one of your dolls to be dressed in such lovely frocks with mohair sweaters!

  11. Gorgeous goodies as always. do I recognise a little basket of mine that may have had a make over??
    Sleep well tonight! See u tomorrow. xx

  12. A shame I can't be there to see all of those goodies. Have a good one. Hope the sun shines.

  13. Hola Niki, have a great time in the fair and good luck for your items. I would love to be there and appreciate your beautiful work in person.
    maria cecilia

  14. I think the little deck chair is very charming and colorful. Your dolls are precious and they will love sitting on that colorful flower chair.

  15. Good luck at the fair Niki, I WILL make the long journey eventually!


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Niki xx