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

Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Vintage Christmas Bazaar

The Vintage Christmas Bazaar.
At the Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
Saturday 15th December 2012
9am - 3pm.
£1 admission.
Always a fantastic event - Hope to see you there! 
(More details on my main blog here.)
Niki x

Friday, 30 November 2012

The Original Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair

My latest hand made goodies are off to the Vintage & Handmade Fair, Chipping Sodbury tomorrow.
For more details of the fair and what I shall be taking, please visit my main blog here

Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x

Friday, 23 November 2012

Stocking Fillers

Handmade greetings card - Vintage fabric mitten to wish you a Merry Christmas!

I've also made lots of lavender sachets. I used antique silk damasks, combined with some  special little lace samples that I bought a while ago at a flea market.

Some for my shop and some for the V&H Fair. 
Niki x

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Bolster Cushion and Hearts.

A bolster cushion made from a rare French fabric. I trimmed the ends with a gathered antique braid.
Antique French ticking with a ribbon drawstring finishes it off. 

I've also been using up my scraps of lace to make lavender filled hearts. These will be coming with me to the Vintage & Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury on Dec. 1st. 
They'd look cute hanging on the Christmas tree! 

More makes will be coming fast and furious before the fair...
Niki x

Friday, 9 November 2012

Vintage Baby

I made this collection of greetings cards today. Simply made by tying a pair of vintage baby booties to the front of the card using strong thread. They can easily be removed by the recipient. A card and gift in one! 

There was a little pair of mittens too!
Have a lovely weekend - Keep warm!
Niki x

Friday, 2 November 2012

A Comfy Seat

Made this lovely and squishy boxed cushion today.
I used three different vintage fabrics.
It has a feather-filled pad. 
Tomorrow I shall be attending the V&H Vintage Jumble Sale. 
Hope to see you there. (My shop will be open as usual, as hubby will be  doing the honours for me :)
Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Vintage Romance

I've been working on some romantic gifts for Christmas today.
A heart shaped cushion covered in a vintage Sanderson  floral fabric.

And lots of hand stitched padded coat hangers which are a work in progress. They will be finished with lace and brooches.
Niki x

Friday, 26 October 2012

Toiling with Toile!

I've been using some lovely antique French toiles in my latest makes. Above a little scatter cushion using the 'tatty patchwork technique.
Three handbags of assorted designs...


And another little cushion, this one made from a very rare French toile.
Lovely gifts for the festive season.
Niki x

Monday, 22 October 2012

Fragile fragments of Antique Textiles

I'm busy making lots of things for the shop and upcoming Christmas Fairs , including...
Lavender filled sachets/pin cushions made from rare antique fabrics, each trimmed with a shiny trinket.

Also a large 'tatty patchwork' heart shaped cushion. 
I'm sold thank you!

I used fragments of antique French fabrics that I couldn't bare to throw away...
Combined with scraps of vintage lace.

Niki x