Friday, March 13, 2015

Put on a Happy Face!

At the moment I am working on a new collection of boudoir ladies...
This is one of my flapper girl hat stands, made from authentic materials so as to resemble an original 30's example. She has a beautiful silk embroidered ribbon and velvet hat with marabou feather trim and a real vintage silver mink collar. 
I used a hand painted candlestick as the base. 
Another one has a lovely moulded face, velvet cloche hat with amazing feather hat trim and dyed ostrich feather boa. 

I then worked on some new 30's style powder puffs. 
These are much larger than my usual puffs at approx 20cm diameter. 
One is silver grey...
and another dusky rose. 
Both made from vintage velvets and trims. 
I'm working on several more pieces today, with a variety of doll faces I've collected over the last few months. 
Wishing you a happy weekend,
Niki x
Update: I've been able to complete two more creations today...
A little red hat stand with an awesome Chinese embroidered silk cloche and marabou feather boa. 

And another powder puff - a bit smaller than the previous ones and with a lovely velvet flower hat trim. 

Lots more faces in my supplies to play with another day...
Niki x


  1. Hi Niki,I read about the book,Vintage Flowers,it looked SO inviting I searched Ebay and it was delivered this morning,it's my day off work tomorrow so I shall happily read it then,OR tonight!! Glad I found it via you,thankyou.Pam.

  2. Hi Pam,
    Glad you were able to get a copy of Vintage Flowers - I hope you enjoy it. I love it because it doesn't feel like you have to be and expert to have a go...and you get to use all the crazy vintage china that's been collected over the years :)
    Have a lovely weekend, Niki x

  3. Wow! More gorgeous things, Niki! Love them! They are adorable!

  4. Such sweet little faces Niki!

  5. Love your Flapper Ladies! My Gran was a real one. What a clever idea for those bases too. x

  6. Hi Niki,
    These are wonderful,so pretty and i love the trims and feathers you have used xxx


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Niki xx