Saturday, December 10, 2011

Furniture, Fairies and Fuzzy Fabrics.

The wintry weather finally seems to be upon us...which does make taking photographs a bit of a challenge....As you will see by the paint colour of this little drawer unit that I made-over this week, which changes shade in virtually every shot. I forgot to take a photo of how it started, but basically it wasn't very much different from this, just it had a uniform coat of pale cream emulsion.
I re-coated it in a warm almond colour, then distressed areas of wear. It then received a clear coat of furniture wax to protect it.

I added a dowel rod just under the drawer line, as I wanted to make little curtains for this section. I used an antique French fabric for these...
Simple, with a channel stitched along the top to thread the dowel into.
I also lined the inside of the drawers.

A pretty French/country cupboard in the shop this week!
A lovely old over-mantel mirror moved in too.
Luckily for me it already had its original cream paint finish, which I liked.
I've also been doll making this week...
Fallen Angel.


And Gilded Angel.

I've made another of my rag dolls...
This is Ivy, in her festive colours.

A puff patchwork bag made from vintage eiderdown cotton.

And I've had lots of fun with vintage wool blanket fabric.
More greetings cards (with stockings and mittens that can be removed from the front of the cards and hung from the Christmas tree.)
I made a variation on the mittens too, with a Scandinavian look.
A hand-stitched woolly heart card...

And larger hanging hearts, filled with lavender and with an antique lace pocket...
To hold special messages...

Keep warm! - Have a cosy weekend,
Niki x


  1. You are truly an amazing artist :)

  2. Hi Niki.
    I hope that the exhibition of Chipping Sodbury has been full!
    Your store is the most beautiful place to live! :):)
    Hughs anf kisses, Maria.
    (with translator)

  3. How very industrious you are

  4. More wonderful makeovers and creations. Particularly like the Fallen Angel and 'Ivy'.
    Hope you have a busy weekend in your shop.
    Carol xx

  5. Love the cupboard makeover and the curtains finish it off beautifully.
    I'm sure that will go straight out of the shop...
    Julie x

  6. Hello Niki, I just love all the wonderful things you do with the amazing finds from your travels around fairs & boot sales.

    And I just love those cards with the little socks & mittons on them.
    Your Friend Elizabeth xx

  7. Lovely, most gorgeous makes as usual Nicki :o)

    Have a lovely day. xx

  8. Anonymous10:34 am

    Oh my Niki,
    You are super talented,such beautiful creations and Ivy is very sweet xxx

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx