This is my secondary blog and is designed as an archive of my handmade creations, past and present. I also add dates of fairs I'm attending, where I offer for sale my handmade pieces and also carefully sourced vintage goods. I hope you will enjoy taking a look, Niki x

Monday, 31 January 2011

Cushion Fest!

I've been busy making 7 new cushions for the shop. Lots of fab 50's florals, combined with pure white C19th French linen.


Niki x

Friday, 28 January 2011

Embroidered Bag #2

A vintage hand embroidered antimacassar, becomes a cheerful bag.
Combined with c1940's Sanderson linen to further endorse the vintage vibe!
And an old costume brooch for pizazz!
Niki x

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Shoulder Bag

Patchwork shoulder bag, displayed with funky 70's dress.

Embroidered front panel.
Wooden button fastening.
Niki x

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The First of my Makes this Week...

Feather filled cushion...
Made from vintage Sanderson chintz.


Shoulder bag with vintage hand embroidered front...

and costume brooch.
Niki x

Friday, 21 January 2011

Going Green...

Recycled vintage fabrics make a simple patchwork cushion.
Gorgeous floral linen centre panel
and a tie fastening for the back opening.

Sold today - Thank you!
Niki x

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

French Chic

Handmade handbag - Rare C19th French fabric of a beautiful blue.
Antique French lace trim and abalone button.

Niki x

Monday, 17 January 2011

Spring Bag

To go with the spring cushions that I showed on my other blog, I have also made this handmade patchwork bag.

It has a hand embroidered panel, which is surrounded by vintage fabrics.

I've also added a c1950's costume brooch as an extra detail.
Niki x

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Jan 2011

The weather was a bit gloomy today, but I still grabbed my camera and took a few quick shots of the items that I've been working on today, before I left the shop this evening to drive home...

Vintage Sanderson fabric strikes again - Made into a little handbag.

A flavour of the fifties...

A lavender filled heart...

And a shoulder bag. This is such a great fabric, but I've almost used it all up now...I think I have just enough to make one more bag.

This one has a wooden button fastening and a fab 50's brooch. It is lined inside with the check fabric that I made the heart (above) from.

I then used some of my rarer C19th French fabric to create this pair of scented hearts.

I've also started on some springtime cushions, but will show those next time, once they are complete.
Thanks for stopping by...
Niki x

Friday, 7 January 2011


I've had this unusual, shaped lampshade frame for a while now, which I finally got around to re-covering today.

I used a pretty vintage rose/paisley cotton fabric, and finished it with a wooden button.

I did a quick test on a lampbase once it was complete, just to see how it looked, before adding it to the shelves in my shop.
I also made two more lavender filled hearts, as the other two that I made yesterday, sold today.

Niki x

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Hearts and Handbag

My latest handmade items include a new handbag of a c1930's style...

Made from hard wearing vintage linen...
Lined inside with a c1940's Sanderson fabric.
With a huge button to fasten!
The fabric that I had left over became lavender filled hearts, with fabric hanging loops.

Niki x