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

Tuesday, 30 September 2014


I'd had a simple box frame in my supplies for a while and this week has been the time to put it to use. I painted the outside in a pretty aqua blue emulsion and waxed it for protection.
I then gathered together a selection of vintage sewing supplies to make a sewing inspired fairy in a showcase. 
I lined the inside of the box in a variety of papers, such as old dress patterns and a fabulous wrapping paper printed with embroidered crinoline ladies. 
The fairy doll was dressed in the haberdashery and sewing equipment. Her wings are fashioned from a pair of scissors and a tape measure. She wears a thimble as a crown....which inspired her name. 'Thimble' holds a length of c1920's flower braid threaded through a bodkin, which she intends to stitch around the hem of her skirt!
She sits upon a large French bobbin of thread.
I added scenery around her - An old darning mushroom, a spool of cotton and another large wooden bobbin. 
Its difficult to photograph a true likeness of her through the glass front, but I hope you get a feel for the artwork. She'll be for sale at one of the fairs I am booked into before Christmas. 

I've also been making some pretty little boudoir bags from rare French antique fabrics - Each is a one-off. 


And finally some of my latest handmade greetings cards...

Thanks for stopping-by,
Niki x


  1. Shoppers at those fairs are going to be delighted with your creations, Niki! So pretty!

  2. Thanks Willow - I love attending the fairs at this time of the year...the stallholders put on fabulous seasonal displays.
    Niki x

  3. Wow just beautiful! And I would be all over those lucky dip bags in your other post!


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