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

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Frame-up.


After re-framing the vintage anemone print above (which was damaged so needed to be placed in a smaller frame), I was left with the original large black frame...
I thought I might try putting an antique baby dress inside it instead...
I covered the back board in a pretty vintage rose wallpaper and then sandwiched the dress between it and the glass.
A lovely item to display in a nursery.
A one minute make-over was to add a genuine Victorian paper scrap to the lid of this plain wooden stamp box.
One of my handmade bags took a little longer to create...
For this latest one I used a rosebud printed cotton, inside and out.
A vintage button completes it.
Niki x
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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Fabulous Florals II

More handmade cushions with a springtime look...
This one I made from an old tapestry taken from a damaged fire screen.
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I combined it with a painterly floral cotton for the reverse.
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A cute shoulder bag with Sanderson's spring flower printed fabric...

and a sweet vintage hand embroidery as the main feature.
The reverse.
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Finally, another cushion, where I recycled the central panel from a hand embroidered tablecloth...
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With the Sanderson fabric again for the reverse.

Niki x

Friday, 13 January 2012

Fabulous Florals.


The hand embroidery on this vintage linen is so beautiful - I wanted to use it where it would be seen, used and enjoyed...So I made a pair of cushions. The handmade crochet lace is pretty too, so I kept this as part of the design...front and back!

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I have used the last piece that I had of the French embroidered linen today too, on this patchwork cushion.

It has an envelope back with tie fastenings, made from a vintage floral cotton fabric (with new feather filled pad inside.)

Looking ahead to a fresher, spring-like home :)

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I also made-over another pair of vintage shoe stretchers - I used antique lace and soft pink velvet ribbon.

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Niki x

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Waste Not, Want Not...

Been using up all my off-cuts of vintage fabrics from various projects to make scrappy bunting!
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Also, a bit more constructive(!) a bag, where I used a section from a damaged vintage tablecloth. I bought several from a lady whose mother had bought many table linens from Singapore, when she lived there for a while...

This has cute appliqu├ęd children blowing bubbles all along its border. I've lined the bag in C19th French linen.
Niki

Friday, 6 January 2012

Easy Does It...

Happy New Year!
Just easing myself back into work mode...
I've been making sweetly scented lavender filled hearts today, using mostly antique French fabrics.
Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x