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.|