|Tomorrow, I shall be attending The Original Vintage & Handmade February Fling -|
The Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, Sth Glos, BS37 6AD.
10am - 3pm
Here is a taster of some of the items coming with me...
|This lovely old Dean's rag book was the starting point for two special handmade rag dolls...|
|I thought the pretty printed pages, when stitched together, would make a truly nostalgic patchwork skirt for one dolly to wear.|
|This is the finished doll - I've called her Poppy.|
I bordered the rag pages in a lovely old French cotton printed with poppies.
Beneath her skirt she wears a blue gingham petticoat and white bloomers.
Her jacket is made from pure wool, which I hand stitched at the edges and finished with an assortment of vintage buttons.
|Her little friend Petunia is dressed in a similar style, with the rag pages I had left over being incorporated into her dress.|
|She has vintage knitted lace bloomers and petticoat.|
|I've made three fairy dolls for the fair...As a slight departure from my usual girls, I've figured out a way to make them seated.|
|Anemone is perched on an antique piece of coral...|
A rusty antique trivet was the inspiration for my next creation...
|A sweet fairy comfortable with her love for the tattered and torn, she decorates herself in the rusty treasures that others have discarded...An old key, a filigree button, and snippets of antique metal braids mellowed by time.|
She sits neatly on one end of the trivet, leaving plenty of space for displaying your favourite tiny pieces, which she promises to take good care of!
|Finally Skylark...captured and caged, she happily perches inside, singing songs of spring with her jenny wren companion, who shares her feathers to adorn flamboyant gowns for her inmate.|
This little rusty wirework cage originally came from Spain...The perfect home for a feather festooned fairy!
I hope you like my latest handcrafted works.
|This is just a small selection of items that I shall be displaying on my double pitch on Saturday...I'll also be bringing some of my favourite pieces from my shop.|
|I hope you will be able to make it to my first fair of the year. |