Thursday, January 15, 2009

Celebration Giveaway!

I am happy to announce the re-launch of my website this morning. After several weeks of editing the site, as well as hand making lots of new stock for the on-line catalogue, I finally have it live. Visitors will notice I have gone for a magenta and turquoise colour scheme; one of my favourite combinations for an eye-catching look. I hope that you like it too and will enjoy browsing when you have a moment.

I have had my small business in one form or another for over 15 years. When I started, it was at a time when there wasn't the fashion for all the repro vintage that seems to be flooding the market now. In fact the only time I heard the word 'vintage' banded about, was when my Dad mentioned his vintage car club that he was a member of, or someone was discussing wine or cheese! I have always loved old over new and always will, (and would prefer genuine over reproduction whenever possible), with the recycling ethos also appealing to me. The on-line side of my work is now into its 5th year (with my blog being well into its 3rd and coming close to my 300th post). To celebrate this and also the re-launch, I am having a giveaway, with the prize on offer echoing the new colour scheme at 'Nostalgia at the Stone House'.
There is one of my handmade brooch pillows complete with vintage costume brooch. A 'Spoolie' doll which I am introducing to my range again, and lots of pretty vintagey bits and bobs for the winner to enjoy. These include, a china dish, 2 postcards, threads, miniature hand knitted jumper, hanky, millinery rose and a 2009 pocket diary.
All you need to do is leave a comment to this post and your name will be entered in.
I am happy to post to anywhere in the world. Please be aware that I will need to ask for a delivery address if you are the winner. It is open to non-bloggers as well. I will pick a winner at random from the hat on Friday 23rd January 2009. Good luck!

When I first started to make dolls, I used to produce them in a primitive/folk art/shaker style, popular in the U.S.A., but was a look that was virtually unavailable in the UK at that time. The 'Spoolie' dolls that I made were one of my best sellers. Supplies for these were quite difficult to find here, so after many years I reluctantly dropped them from my range.
I moved on to using genuine vintage fabrics and continued creating the rag dolls dressed in the best antique fabrics that I could find to buy. For those of you that prefer genuine vintage over reproduction too, I'm sure you will appreciate that my prices reflect the fact that I have used antique fabric fragments and lace, as well as authentic trims - this means each doll is completely unique and is not in the least mass-produced like so much on the high street.
I have now decided to reintroduce the cute little spoolie dolls, dressing them in pretty spriggy antique prints to tie in with the rest of the products in my range (they are ideal candidates for me to take along to the V&H fair, too.) I hope that you like their up-dated look, with each one adorned in tiny coordinating vintage trims and embellishments.

They add a sweet touch hanging from a cupboard door knob, a peg rail or from a mirror frame to give a whimsical feel.
Other additions include Violet who is dressed in a very old purple print cotton dress and a Scottish mohair jacket...
And a selection of dainty fairy dolls with special adornements and trims.
A touch of romance is provided in some of the Valentine inspired pieces, including this winged cherub printed brooch pillow.

A newly designed hanging heart holds a genuine Victorian greetings card to display in the traditional home. You could add you own favourite postcard, or perhaps a family photo as a personalised gift for someone special.
I developed the hearts further, creating hanging display cushions stitched with a vintage lace strap to hold your favourite pieces of ephemera for all to see, with space to pin additional brooches or hat pins.

The popular vintage gift sets are still available and include Somerset lavender soap sets...
And glamorous fashion accessory gift sets, perfect for the 'vintage-girl', which include costume brooches with carefully selected handkerchiefs and postcards to match.
I hope that you will enjoy taking a look at my re-launched website - I would welcome your views on the new look! Don't forget if you would like to enter my giveaway to leave your comment to this post.
Have a great day,
Niki x


  1. WOW! What a feast for sore eyes. Actually what a feast for any eyes! Your dolls are gorgeous...if my numbers come up on saturday i'll be back for violet!

    hope your new site does well for you...i can't see why it wouldn't! My 3yr old has looked at your dolls and pillows and used his new word... "magnuffsunt" which i agree with! (to those less aversed with small peoples speak...he means magnificent!)

  2. I love all of your beautiful are so talented. You fairy dolls are adorable.

  3. Thank-you for sharing your beautiful creations with the rest of us! Love love love everything you make. And the spoolie dolls...just adorable. Please add me to the mix as I would love receive a package from the Stone House!

  4. Big sigh - you are so clever Niki, I don't know how you come up with all these ideas. Would love to be entered in your giveaway please and now I am going to while away what is left of the morning by mooching on your website.
    Best wishes,
    Hen x

  5. Yum, gorgeous things! The spoolie dolls are gorgeous but I absolutely love the doll with the union jack skirt, I have a soft spot for them! Please enter me into your giveaway, whoever wins is one lucky person :) Off to look at the revamped website now...

    Mel xxx

  6. Hello Niki! This is all looking absolutely beautiful and very desirable too. I think your online shop could easily make me bankrupt if I allowed myself to go mad there! In particular those gift sets and Miss Violet are delightful, I collect anything with violets as it is my name. I hope you are enjoying the sunshine today. Have a good weekend. Denise

  7. Wow Niki! It all looks amazing! good luck with your new look site,I am going to browse it later when I have more time,what a treat!

  8. I just love looking at your blog. The items that you find, the way that everything is put together is amazing. And I love the new colors.

  9. Hi Niki, all is WONDERFUL! And I have to admit- we REALLY are living parallel lives, gal!
    I'll explain to you later... I'm off to work now that there's plenty of light ;)
    Good luck with this new website, I'm sure people will love it!
    Monica xx.

  10. wow! at last! all pretty dolls are back! awesome! and do count me in your giveaway! have a nice day!

  11. Anonymous12:27 pm

    Niki, congratulations...I knew you would produce exquisite treasures, loving the new look of the website too. It all brings a big smile to my face. My best wishes Julie.

  12. Ooooh I love the colours you have used. I absolutely adore your new little spool dolls in all their vintage finery, would LOVE to win this giveaway ...

    Good luck with your re launch ... as I have seen this morning, business is very good as everything I liked had gone, although I have my eye on a few other things too. I think I have lost the knack of being first at the shop window LOL.... hmmm will have to get my wits about me.

    Best wishes Ginny x

  13. Anonymous12:31 pm

    I guess I need to get up earlier to be the owner of one of your dolls. They are always reserved by the time I see them. Loved your use of the Scottish Mohair jackets as always. Quite smitten with the Britannia Fairy. Congrats on another wave of beauty and creativity.

  14. Anonymous12:35 pm

    Hi Niki

    Wonderful re-launch! What a joy to look at your new creations. You have been busy.. I bought your book over Christmas and have so enjoyed reading it and looking at the beautiful photos. Very inspiring! Besy Wishes. Isabelle W

  15. Hello Niki!!! Congratulations on producing yet another beautiful website, I love it!! It is so "you"! I know it is going to hugely successful as everything you make is just wonderful and beautifully made. Wishing you heaps of good luck

  16. Anonymous12:46 pm

    The re-launched website looks wonderful and I just love your little spooly dolls - so cute.

  17. Wow, these are just gorgeous. So beautiful. Gook luck with your revamped website - I'll be popping across to have a look there later :) x

  18. You new website looks stunning as ever, beautiful makes! I love the colours of your giveaway, though I suspect I'll have more chance of winning the lottery than of winning this giveaway! Still, got to be in it - haven't you!
    Lucy x

  19. We have been waiting and here it is at last - a vintage feast for all to enjoy. You must work very hard - have oyur eyes gone yet?? Getting old is OK but when my eye muscle started to age my world changed - I now permanently hang them round my neck and have three pairs round the house and one at work.

  20. What a beautiful dolls you have made.

  21. Anonymous1:35 pm

    Everything looks beautiful, I wish you the best in this new year! Ann

  22. your web site and new look is stunning the beautiful cute little spooly dolls are delightful and I feel sure will be very popular.
    Love the new colours and feel to the site I am sure it will be a great success.
    I would love to be entered into your draw, fingers crossed..
    Jan x

  23. Congratulations on your new website! All your things are lovely! Count me in for the giveaway! Blessings, Becky G.

  24. Anonymous1:37 pm

    Oh my goodness your creations are beautiful. I know some little girls - and some big ones too - who will be delighted I found you. I am just awestruck at your imagination!

    Sandy in NJ

  25. Anonymous1:38 pm

    Hi Niki,
    Good luck with your re-launched website.
    You make gorgeous things and and you keep coming up with lovely new things.
    Your spooly dolls make me smile. They are lovely.
    Take care,


  26. Oh yes please enter me in the drawing! I'm off to look at your new website -- sounds lovely!

  27. Niki - your new site looks FABULOUS! I really love it! I'm eyeing that tea tin! :)

    It's gorgeous and you should be very proud. The new color scheme is luscious and works very well.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  28. wow pure geniouse l would love to be in for a chance to win these thank you
    Best wishes Pat

  29. Just had an oggle at the site. Oooh pretties!
    Please enter me into your wonderful giveaway. :)

  30. P.S. Niki - I love the heart in the address line! ;)

    VERY cute!

  31. Oh, where do I start? The spoolie dolls are adorable & yes, I do appreciate authentic materials versus reproductions. It's not necessarily the look of an old piece that appeals to's as if I can feel the emanations of the people who have touched it in the past. My family just doesn't get it. They keep buying me reproductions...not understanding that it's not the look of the piece that attracts me. It's the history behind it.

    Took me a long time to say "throw my name in the hat" didn't it?

  32. Oh I love your Britannia doll but alas I see she is already reserved on your website... i need to be quicker next time I see something!

    Victoria xx

  33. If we needed inspiration to kick start us in 2009 you have given it to us. Your creations are devine. I have added your shop to my Simply Splendid Shops list on my blog. EVERYBODY VISIT. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!
    Please add my name to the hat. Margaret

  34. Anonymous2:18 pm

    I don't think there's any end to your creativity! Have lurked on your blog for quite some time and always love what you do! Cheryl in California

  35. Way to go that girl! Amazing work. Amazing volume of work! Fantastic. Love it all. Love it love it love it!
    DON'T enter me in the giveaway - I've had my parcel surprise from you already this week so I'd feel a bit of a cheat! I'm about to share it with all my readers so will mention your giveaway there too! Well done sweetie! You're the original vintage! t.xxxxxx

  36. Anonymous2:44 pm

    Beautiful wares as ever niki,love the spoolie dolls! please enter me in your giveaway, Sue x

  37. Anonymous2:46 pm

    Having recently started redoing my kitchen in vintage aqua and rose, am really happy to see that others prefer the originals to the current repros flooding the market. I think your new shop is glorious, as well!

    Lisa A.
    blueknitter at yahoo dot com

  38. Hi Niki,
    I've been dropping by your blog for a couple of months now. Absolutely love all the beautiful things you create. And, the very thought of winning the lovely giveaway has definitely got me posting a comment here. All the very best to you for a great and creative year! May you go from strength to strength.

  39. Anonymous3:22 pm

    "OOOooo" "Haaa" "Wow" new but still vintage. . .

    Still lots of softness, sparkle ,and Nostalgia. . .

    May 2009 bring you peace,contentment, and hope. .

    Love Barbara x

  40. Everything is looking SO BEAUTIFUL, Niki! I adore your new color scheme, and your creations!!! WOW! They take my breath away! All the gorgeous antique linens and laces you've used (some of my favorite things, too!)... I can tell you have put your heart and soul into your lovelies! I am off to your shop now... hope it is not too late! (But that would mean a GOOD thing for you!!!) Many hugs! =)

  41. Anonymous3:42 pm

    Everything is just gorgeous!!You are so creative!!

  42. Oh joy, joy, joy!! So glad your new website is up and running ~ must dash, got a "new" place to visit!!
    Hope it goes splendidly ~ I'm sure it will, Niki,

  43. The website looks wonderful and so inviting. I love the dolls!

  44. Your Spoolie Dolls are wonderful!Such little characters !
    Good luck with the new website ;-)

  45. Everything looks lovely..I adore the spoolie dolls...cant wait to peek at your website...hope its a wonderful new venture....every blessing Helen

  46. Anonymous4:21 pm

    Hi Niki your new look website looks fab!!I am a big fan of your handmade dolls and cushions and so today I spent all my pocket money on several of your beautiful creations.
    Good luck for the coming year,not that you need it as you know just what people want.
    Love Jules xxx

  47. Good luck with your relaunched website. Your dolls are just beautiful

  48. Hello Niki!
    I just took a look around your site-everything looks beautiful! What a talented girl you are~I adore what you do! I would love to win that gorgeous giveaway-please drop my name in the hat! Hope you are having a wonderful week!~Tam:D

  49. Anonymous4:43 pm

    Oh yes please Nostalgia! Your things are always so lovely.

  50. Hi!
    I am v new to blogging and came across your blog from Kitschen Pink's. What a find! Your blog and work are inspirational and I cannot wait to have a peruse of your webiste.
    beautiful work x

  51. Anonymous4:58 pm

    WOW.I just love the colour combinations . The dolls look like heirlooms already. Your blog never fails to cheer me up. Even on a grey Thursday tea time! Love and light Hen Johnson

  52. Best of luck with your new site. Your work is so lovely and pretty. Now I'm off to explore the website.


  53. All your things are so wonderful will be definately buying something when I have got through the dreaded January.


  54. I have been following your blog for the last couple of months and just love it. Your work and photos are beautiful! Count me in on your giveaway.

  55. You really have been working hard, it's all just too scrummy for words. Love Fi x

  56. The things you make are lovely! Please enter me into your giveaway.

  57. Anonymous6:57 pm

    Well, obviously the Early Bird catches the worm, as my favorites are all spoken for!(and I do check the blog every day) Especially love the "spoolies". Love the lass with the Union Jack dress as well. Perhaps I'll get lucky and win the drawing?
    Kathy in California

  58. I love your dolls as does my dd - I may need to try to make one myself as they're always reserved by the time they catch my eye your hard work really shows and I know you'll have a fruitful future . Please enter me in the draw - we can but hope !!!

  59. Anonymous7:24 pm

    It is all so breathtakingly lovely!
    Thank you for sharing.

  60. It's all so very sweet! Just the right colors for my cottage home....
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter for a chance to win!!

  61. WHat fabulous items. THey are all so beautiful!!! THanks for the opportunity.

  62. What a wonderful giveaway, I love your dolls, they are so pretty.
    thanks for the opportunity of winning one.

  63. Hoooray!!!

    Everything makes my heart all a flutter!!! Just so so so fantastic!!

    I LOVE all that you do!

    xoxo Jenny

  64. Hi Niki

    So lovely to see your new website. I've had a long hard day today and coming home to your email update and new website full of all the things I love was beautifully therapeutic and inspirational! Thank you!
    I want to live in your world all the time!

    Jennie x

  65. Lovely things!! I particularly like the gift sets - so glamorous!

    Totally by coincidence, I'm having a giveaway on my blog today as well! Please come over! Invite your friends!

  66. Ooh I'd love to be entered. I always read your blog, and gaze at the photos, but I'm a terrible lurker.
    The dollies are all very cute, I'm sure they'll do very well. I really like the fairy ones.

  67. You'll ship anywhere in the world? Ohhh pretty please, do pick me! ;-) I found your site through kitschen pink. This place is just too delightful!

  68. Anonymous12:39 am

    I love your dolls and all of your other treasures! You are a very talented lady!
    Lou Ann

  69. I am so happy to hear your website is up and running! I will go and take a look in a bit.

    I would love to enter your give away!

  70. What lovelies ! I ordered your book ~ can hardly wait for it to arrive :). Love your blog and all the wonderful things you share :)
    Have a happy re-launch :)

  71. Hi Niki,
    I hope that the relaunch of your website is a big success, but with all those pretty to choose from I don't think that you are going to have any worries.
    Cheers Linda

  72. I always enjoy popping in to visit with you. Your eclectic tastes are something to feast the eyes on. One can keep looking and looking and find more.

    Do enter me for a little share of your creativity.

  73. Hello,
    I have de-lurked for your giveaway. It all looks to beautiful and I guess I'll have to be quicket off the mark for your next shop update!

  74. My Stars~your creations are sooo delghtful!
    I love the doll with the Union Jack skirt so much!
    Best of luck with the new site~
    you will do fabulously!
    I owuld love to be added to your lovey Giveaway!

  75. Anonymous9:00 am

    Hi Niki
    Hope all is well with you
    I can see you have been very busy and I love the new look of you website.
    May I be included in your give away

    many thanks


  76. Anonymous9:04 am

    Hi Niki
    Congratulations on the relaunch of your new web site. How lucky was I to get one of your 'spoolie' dolls.... Please put me in the hat for your great give away. Good luck.
    jeanjeannie. xxx

  77. Anonymous9:21 am

    Would love to be entered into your draw. The spooly dolls look so cute!!!


  78. Congratulations on the re-launch of your web site and thank you for being so generous in sharing your talents with us - you have a lovely blog and especially in this day and age with all the turmoil in the world, it's a nice place to find some peace and tranquilty for a bit :)

  79. Niki, such beautiful things. I love the spoolly dolls, they are so cute.
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
    Take care.

  80. Love all your work. Your dolls are fabulous. Am sure the new look website is going to be a big hit.

  81. Your giveaway is as sweet as can be! And your dolls are absolutely precious!

  82. Your new look if absolutly gorgeous, your old look was brilliant but this is even better, good luck with it all.

    Best Wishes
    Sue xx

  83. WOW o WOW ! Just loving it!
    Please put me in your Draw - fingers crossed.

    if you get a min please check out my Blog too - I am a newbie!

    Godd luck for 2009.


  84. Anonymous3:56 pm

    Gosh, yes please, what a fantastic prize. Good luck with you new products - they look wonderful.

  85. How lucky for me that I happened across your blog just when you are having a giveaway!
    Please add my name to the hat.

  86. Your site is gorgeous as is your work! I love your blog and I am looking forward to reading your book as well. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  87. Hi Niki~
    Yours was one of the first blogs I started following and am thrilled to see/ hear that you are back in full-blog swing! You are a remarkably creative lady and such an inspiration.

    God bless & take good care!

  88. Oh dear. I feel that envy thing coming on again! Love the Spoolie doll. In fact, I love the whole word spoolie. S-P-O-O-L-I-E. SPoooooooooooooooLIeeeeeeeeee ...
    PS please put me in the draw [or the wardrobe].

  89. Anonymous7:18 pm

    Hi Niki...Love your blog :0)...and such beautiful colours in your home! Have a wonderful day..

  90. Anonymous8:22 pm

    Oh congratulations Niki, your new look website is just stunning, love the pictures and colours and all your new goodies are so gorgeous and have flown out of the shop as quickly as ever! JackieMxx

  91. Anonymous9:02 pm

    My word what treasures.
    Best of luck with the site!

  92. MMMMmmm such eye candy!
    Your creations are all so beautiful!
    You are an inspiration!

    Wishing you much success!

    Hugz, Dolly

    P.S. I love your dollys!

  93. Anonymous11:25 pm

    I love vintage too. In fact I have alot of the fabric you use in your pillows. Makes me want to stop what I am doing right now and go sew something! Love all you beautiful things.

  94. I have just discovered how enchanting fairies are. Please include me in your beautiful giveaway draw.

  95. Your things are all precious!!
    I especially LOVE that little "Britannia Doll." She's SO cute.
    Please do enter me into your contest.
    Wishing you well with your new website. It looked great to me.
    Be blessed,

  96. the website is great,Niki I love the new look, its much easier and quicker to see all your wonderful goodies! I remember google-finding your online shop purely by accident aaaages ago (when it was a shop and not a kitchen!)and thinking one day I'd like to pay a visit to that wonderful Aladins cave of vintage I can visit from my own armchair whenever I like. x

  97. Oh, yes, please enter me! Congrats on your new website. I just ADORE your work and I am so thrilled to have your calendar hanging on my craft room wall! With Love, Esther

  98. Your little dolls are so sweet! Love everything you make! WOW!

  99. Congratulations on your business! My, where does the time go~ really? What a absolutely lovely giftie! I would lurve to win it! Please add me to your drawing.

  100. Okay I may be comment No. 100. You deserve it. l I felt right at home visiting your wonderful blog. I have a passion for vintage jewelry too. I loved everything! Good job I look forward to visiting again. Deb

  101. I found your blog about a month ago through "Posy", and I just adore your handmade items! Please enter me!!
    Kathy Frazier

  102. I love the dainty fairy dolls. So pretty they are. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  103. Anonymous8:41 am

    Hello Niki! I absolutely love the newly designed website and your blog has always gladdened my heart...It brightens my day to see all the beautiful things you have crafted.
    The Spoolie dolls are sooooooo sweet, I will have to adopt one of them. Well done and I hope you have a happy and prosperous 2009.
    Best Wishes Dawn Robson, Somerset

  104. LOVE the new look. Everything looks so yummy. I enjoy coming to your blog. You're so creative. Vintage jewelry is my fav! Please enter me in your drawing. Have a lovely weekend.


  105. WOW! what lovely things in your giveaway and a beautiful blog - please can i enter?
    Sam xx

  106. Anonymous2:24 pm

    It's all so bootiful! I've only just found your blog. Lucky me.

  107. Anonymous3:14 pm

    Love the new website. I was lucky enough to be given one of your bags for Christmas. Would love to be entered in your giveaway draw!

  108. Anonymous3:47 pm

    Love your latest post and would love a chance at the prize. Your latest dolls are just charming, love your brooch cushions with the lace pockets, keep up the good work. Love Barbara

  109. The website & dolls are fabulous!
    Britannia really takes my fancy. Good luck with the relaunch!


  110. Lovely stuff, the fairy dolls are so pretty.
    Twiggy x

  111. Anonymous7:17 pm

    Wonderful! Thank you so much for doing this :0)

  112. Anonymous9:23 pm

    All of your creations are sooooooo


  113. Oh my! I am in love with your creations. Vintage fabrics, old costume jewelry, fairies...I'm in HEAVEN.

  114. Anonymous10:26 am

    I love your work - you manage to find such wonderful vintage items and your ideas are amazing. I really like your collections of vintage bags and shoes too. You are very generous in your giveaway (how can you part with it all!). Jane W

  115. Hi Niki, what lovely, lovely items you have for sale ... :0)

  116. Anonymous3:03 pm

    Gorgeous. Wonderful new look. Please add my name to the drawing!

  117. I love your color choices! Turquoise is really hot now, isn't it? My daughter is doing turquoise, pink and brown in her upcoming baby's room! Thanks for a chance to win! Suzie

  118. Anonymous9:06 pm

    hello Niki,
    Fabulous new look as almost everybody before me has said !Amazing the speed at which you can create such gloriously charming and romantic pieces and design a new look and write a blog and all sorts of bits n pieces at the same time.One very productive lady!You should be very proud of your efforts and judging by how quickly they sell,enjoying the rewards of your labour.Love Caroline P

  119. Love your blog and you are very creative. I remember those little spool dolls. They are so cute. Please include me in your give-away!

  120. i have only just found your lovely blog ... so it wouldn't be right for me to win, but i wouldn't send it back if i did :-)

  121. Your things are so beautiful and your giveaway is fantastic. I always look forward to when you post something new on your blog, so please enter me. I do not have a blog but my email is
    Have a wonderful evening.
    Jean in Virginia

  122. What an absolutely wonderful, delightful and generous giveaway! And congratulations on the re-launch of your website. Best of luck to you and please enter me into all of the fun. I also listed you on my Events Blog here...

    Thank you!
    Cathy :)

  123. Wow! What a lot of beautiful items you have! Your dolls are darling, especially the lace fairies! Please enter me in your drawing.

  124. Anonymous7:47 am

    Please enter me! I'd love to win.

  125. Anonymous7:48 am

    What sweet things you are offering! I would love to win. :D

  126. Anonymous11:16 am

    Oh Niki, this has to be the best giveaway of the year! Please enter my name... I shall be keeping everything crossed til Friday!! x

  127. Hi Niki, what a fabulous giveaway and the shop looks fantastic! xo, suzy

  128. Congratulations NiKi!
    I`m so pleased for you!
    You are a true inspiration to us all, to follow our dreams and to work hard to achieve them!
    I wish you all the Luck!
    You sure deserve it!
    Debbie Moss

  129. That is so generous of you!! Please count me in!! I can't wait to go check your new website! I just love all your creations...!!

  130. Lovely giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

  131. Your blog is delicious!!!

  132. Wow Niki,
    You have been making some very lovely creations! I love your sweet little dolls! I would love to be entered in your giveaway...Thank you so much Pinkie

  133. You have many lovely items!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  134. Anonymous7:29 pm

    Hi Niki
    love the new look website! Unfortunately I was out of luck with the spoolie dolls, perhaps I'll win the one in the giveaway?
    Best wishes

  135. Congratulations on the reopening of your blog. Your giveaway looks amazing. Please enter me in your drawing. I love your color choice, and as I browse around I want to have a peek into everything. Please stop by my place, I am also having a giveaway for One World One Heart giveaway hosted by Lisa from A whimsical bohemian.

  136. Everything is beautiful! Good luck in the shop!!

  137. Anonymous1:58 am

    I love your blog soo, you always acquire the neatest stuff... Oh PLEASE PICK ME to win....
    Tammie Moore

  138. Your little dolls are beautiful! You create such lovely items.

  139. I just love your style! You create some beautiful things! I'm going to your website right away to check it out!!

  140. hi niki,

    i would LOVE to be entered in your drawing. love all of your goodies as usual... =)

    thank you!

  141. I am looking for the link to your store, I would love to check out all you pretty hand loved things!

  142. Beautiful shop and congratulations on the relaunch. Would love to be entered in your giveaway and I added your blog to my bloglist. So glad I found you.
    Keep Stitchen', your dolls are great.

  143. Anonymous2:07 pm

    Beautiful prizes!! Thanks so much for the chance.

    Good luck with the shop, I'm sure it will be great success.

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

  144. Congratulations on your website. Your little dolls are adorable.
    Please could you enter me for your giveaway even though I have only just found you. :D

  145. What a wonderfull blog of beautifull pictures, im totally in love with your dolls, as i told you before, im a dollmaker myselves , and i think your sweet little ones are so adorable.But i love all the other things you are making too.
    Congratulations and good luck

  146. I have found your site via Kitschen Pink and I have to say I am so gald that I did. It is wonderful and really eye catching. The bits and pieces that I have seen so far are gorgeous. Wll done and thanks for sharing it all with us.


  147. Oh my how wonderful...your blog is awesome...please enter me in giveaway

  148. Oh goodness what a beautiful display of mouth watering goodies. Your little spool dolls are so beautiful and I just love the amazing little lacy hanging cushion with the pretty vintage postcard slipped elegantly into the lace trim. The hanging hearts are so beautiful too. As a collector of old laces and vintage fabrics I can feel my hands go all tingly just looking at everything.

    I recently stitched up some little gifts using old laces. If you have time you can see them they are in my picturetrail album under the Exchanges and Gifts Albums:

    My MIL will be 100 in April and she would be amazed to see how you make up your beautiful creations. She's been in a clearing out the clutter phase for a while now and only a few weeks ago I stopped her throwing out the contents of her sewing box with some laces and pretty little buttons because she thought them old fashioned and useless :>)

    We were down in Somerset last weekend (sadly for a funeral) but we stayed in Street and visited Wells on the Saturday. I've often looked back over your post on this beautiful diminutive city and learned more about it that from a guide book. The whole area is a treasure trove of delights.
    Your webpage is a real tonic especially when the weather is so drab and grey outside :>) Thank you for creating a rainbow for us.
    Please add me to your giveaway, I shall wish and wish and wish....
    Apologies for this long essay, i just got a bit carried away!
    Warm thoughts, Angela

  149. Greetings from across the pond. Your images are intoxicating. Please enter me into your giveaway. The spoolies are delightful. Good Luck with the re-launched website. Thank you for the inspiration.

  150. Hi Nikki, best of luck with the launch...but how could you go have style my friend!!!
    Hugs Lynn xx

  151. Anonymous7:48 pm

    Hi Niki I love your new website sure it will be very successful. Your blog is so inspiring and colourful; everything outside is grey and wet in Sussex at the moment. Time to light the fire and find the chocolate stash. Karenx

  152. Anonymous9:25 pm

    Hello Niki
    I visit your blog about a year and every time when you have made new items you surprise me with your ideas!I love them all.
    Thank you for all that lovely ideas and photo's.
    Please enter me also for the giveaway.

  153. Hi Niki,
    What wonderful blogsite and websites you have. Just beautiful, filled with vintage lovelies. Congrats on the re-launch of your website - lots of gorgeous things there.

  154. Oh yum! Can I have it???

    Thanks for the chance! Love your dolls

  155. Everything is just gorgious! Good luck with your website.

  156. Nikki, I love the new colors you have and everything is magnificent. Brilliant! LOVE your dolls and have been a long time admirer of their sweet faces and costumes. It would be a super dooper treat to win something from YOU! The pink and aqua would be devine in our guest bedroom. So please add me in to the long list.

    Thank you for offering such sweet treasures!


  157. Just found your blog and I am glad I did, what wonderful things you make.

  158. Anonymous8:16 pm

    I'm ten years old. I collect dolls & these are some of the most beautiful dolls I have ever seen!They are now top of my birthday/Xmas lists!!

  159. Niki, what a treasure~filled post...your new color scheme is truly lovely...good luck with your site re~launch...and please enter me to win your prize of truly wonderful goodliness!!!

  160. Hi,I'm Shelley! I would love to be counted in on your give away..I love the kind of stuff,you are offering...thanks so much.


  161. Your stuff is so pretty. You are an inspiration...I am hoping to open my own shop soon. I would love to win your give away.

  162. Anonymous12:19 am

    I love your creations. The little spoolies are adorable.
    I love all the vintage fabrics you used, especially any of your items with VIOLETS on them.
    Wish I could pop in and visit your shop.
    Suz in the Tules

  163. You do beautiful work and your giveaway is very generous! Please enter me in the drawing.
    Thank you,

  164. Anonymous5:32 am

    Love your displays - added a much needed smile to my day

    Best wishes on your new venture

    Eleanor C

  165. I blog hopped over here from "Sweetina" and boy what a fabulous giveaway! She is one lucky winner! I only wish I would've know sooner so I could be an entrant, LOL! ;)

  166. What a great giveaway! Beautiful things! Loved looking through all your items! ~ :)

  167. oh, i'm sad i missed this lovely giveaway. sniff, sniff. very cute. good luck to you!

  168. Love all the vintagey blue. Lovely indeed! Good luck w/ your relaunch.


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