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, 26 April 2012

Back to the Sewing Machine...

I'm back at my sewing machine this week after a busy time making items for the recent fairs I've been attending. I'm restocking the shop with some 'old faithfuls'...and eased myself back into the flow with one of my gathered bags, this one made from antique French fabrics. 
Niki x

Friday, 20 April 2012

Vintage Bazaar

All of the handmade items that will be coming with me to the Vintage Bazaar, Frome tomorrow, can be seen on my other blog here.
Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x

Monday, 16 April 2012

Rock-a-bye Baby

A chippy-painted vintage toy rocking crib...
I added new decals...
A French ticking mattress and pillow...
and a sheet and cotton bedspread.

Niki x

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Little Boxes...

Since creating the wall of boxes at my shop in January, the question I am often asked by customers is 'are they for sale'...Seeing as these are all fixed to the wall, I'm loathed to part with them...but I am now always on the lookout for old boxes to sell.
This plain pine box is my latest find. Some wax for the sides made it a little more presentable...
And I lined the inside with a vintage map.

A coat of clear wax over the top of the map makes it more hard-wearing.

At the shop today,
Niki x

Friday, 6 April 2012

April Makes...

A patchwork cushion made from an assortment of vibrant floral prints.
Perfect teamed with this linen cushion on a shelf in my shop!
Three new handbags...
One made from antique faded floral fabrics...

Another from a pretty bird print fabric...

And a springtime bag made from a vintage Sanderson.
Niki x