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, 29 October 2015

Doing What I Love...

I took some time out today for a spot of cushion making...The lovely old arm chair was another that I picked up recently from the recycling centre, for the bargain price of £20 - Very comfy it is, but I'm all for an extra little bit of squishiness that only a feather filled cushion can provide!
I used a lovely hand worked antique tapestry as the centrepiece, combined with a rare velvet Sanderson at the sides, and a French striped fabric woven with a rose design, top and bottom. For the backing, I used a charity shop find (£1!) in a wonderful olive green. 
There had been so much to do since moving into our new home, that I hardly touched my sewing machine for 3 months (unheard of usually!!) - As we settle and decide how we'd like each room to look, it's been wonderful to get back to stitching and playing with fabrics again! 
 (Photos of other completed projects have been added to my new Pinterest board here.)
And there's no escaping that a bit of this needs to happen very soon! - I have several fairs booked before the festive season...the first one is on Saturday -
When the Frome Vintage Bazaar celebrates its 5th Birthday! 
Niki x 


  1. Gorgeous cushions and that little red crowned Christmas Miss is quite charming! Yes, I could spend quite a few hours watching weather, birds, or any other little creatures that happened along from that lovely vantage point you have! :)

  2. All lovely as always - glad you are settling in


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