This is my secondary blog and is designed as an archive of my handmade creations, past and present. I hope you will enjoy taking a look and perhaps you will recognise some pieces which now live with you! Niki x

Friday, 24 October 2014

This Saturday...



More details on my main blog here.

Niki x

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Heartfelt Thanks!

Thank you to all who made a purchase from my stall at the Vintage Bazaar, Frome yesterday. I hope you will enjoy them! 

I didn't have time before the fair to show some of the other handmade items that I made especially, so here I am now...
I made a large collection of hanging hearts from vintage wool, lace and French fabrics. I thought they'd be pretty hung on the Christmas tree, but could be kept out afterwards too.
I sold all but one! 









I also made some more wool applique patches as stocking fillers. 





And as I wind down things at the shop, I've been challenging myself to use up some of the stock in creative ways. This sweet little girl was an original antique photo which I dressed for the festive season, making her wings in the same style as the hearts.

(sold - thank you!)

I have this little baby girl to give the same treatment to this week, plus a much larger one which will be dressed in an antique baby gown. 
Have fun crafting too,
Niki x

Friday, 17 October 2014

Vintage Bazaar, Frome

The Autumn Vintage Bazaar,
Cheese and Grain, Frome
Saturday 18th October
9am to 3pm
(entrance £2)
One of my favourite events of the year...
Here's what I've been creating for my stand over the last few months...
All packed and ready to go are a total of 11 'free-flying' fairies, including two for Halloween...
They are...
Maleficent

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And Morgana

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Others include Fern
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and Flutterby

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There are several Christmas/winter fairies...
Astra

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Wish

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Pavlova

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Miracle 

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And Solstice
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This is Squirrel in her vintage furs.

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And her friend Verity Ferret! 
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Nightingale is an elaborate framed fairy artwork.
(all items legally attained in accordance with the wildlife and countryside act of 1981)

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Found is a special specimen fairy artwork.
(More details here.)

As is Thimble.
Some of the vintage items coming with me are:
Lovely old crusty frames.
A cute gaggle of softies. 
"Hello!"

A lovely hand painting on milk glass of pansies. 

Gorgeous Black Forest carved wood bear cub.
Lots of gypsy pegs - these are lovely for displaying quilts and textiles on a wall.
c1920's velveteen pig.
Some kitschy snowmen decorations
Victorian letter rack.
Cottage print.
Pretty china pieces.

Antique print - perfect for Halloween. 
And a German c1930's hat stand.
Lots more coming with me...Hope you are too!

Off to work now - have a great day and weekend,
Niki x