Friday, November 30, 2012

The Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair

The Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair takes place on December 1st.
10am - 3pm.
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, South Glos BS37 6AD. 
I thought I'd just stop-by to show some of the items I've been busy making, which will come with me to the fair...
This is Holly. She is an angel decoration dressed in an antique baby gown...
And is ready to spread some seasonal cheer.

Two of my medium sized rag dolls hot off the sewing machine...
Here we have Nancy.

And this is Emily.

A flapper girl hat stand for the dressing table.
Made from all vintage/antique materials and trims.
I've beavered away making quite a large collection of fairy dolls. Each one is unique - dressed in antique fabrics, lace and other special little trims. I'm very happy with this latest collection (if I may say?) - And am always surprised how a few treasured pieces of lace and special trims can create so many different looks to these girls. I like to name my dolls (giving them each their own name tag)...which can sometimes take me a while...This time I decided to name each fairy after a sweet or pudding!...Not quite sure why, but it seemed like a good idea at the time! ;-))
Cherry Muffin


Charlotte Rousse

Creme Brulee

Chantilly Cream 

Panna Cotta

Crepe Suzette

Apple Dumpling


Tapioca Pudding

There's plenty of stocking filler ideas too. (Some can be seen here on my other blog.)
This antique lace panel was just right for making into a lavender-filled sleep pillow. 

A handbag made from antique linen.

The powder puffs that I have shown on my blog before.

And Christmas tree decorations made from rusty antique keys. 

I'll take some original vintage items too...
Such as these pretty framed prints...

An Edwardian hand embroidered parasol cover, which I thought would make a fabulous Christmas tree skirt...

And an original pair of flapper dance shoes by Peter Yapp of Sloan Street, London.
"Hope to see you there!"
(My shop will be closed whilst I attend the fair - Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.)
Have a great weekend,
Niki x


  1. Oh my word beyond beautiful! LOVE the girls names and can i put in a request? i would love the next calender to be your dolls,you have twelve months to get snapping pics as they come hot of the machine ;)
    How beautiful the parasol cover would look underneath a Christmas tree,pat yourself on the back my dear you have worked hard and used all your creative talents and it shows xxx

  2. Stunning dolls, they are gorgeous.
    Julie xxxxx

  3. Hi Niki A stunning collection. Best wishes Lynne xx

  4. Gorgeous treasures as always Niki, I could do with some of your motivation up here in the Midlands to get me sewing! Good luck for the V&H on Saturday and see you in Frome.
    Jo xx

  5. Anonymous4:11 pm

    You are so talented Niki. Your doll's are just delicious (sorry!).

  6. I love Crème Brûlée but Ambrosia is also a favourite of mine! Niki, I can't believe how you never run out of ideas or steam! Everything is gorgeous and what a shame that you are so far, I would have loved to be there. Great idea with the keys, rusty keys are always talking to me ;-). I am sure you will sell it all!

  7. Lovely "pudding gals" - a great idea Niki. see you in the morning! Liz x
    PS How much are those stunning shoes please....


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Niki xx