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

Friday, 31 August 2012

Buttons and Bags

I've been stitching lots of vintage buttons onto sheet music (and a lace doily) today...Always a popular buy with many of the customers to Nostalgia at No.1.
I also made another bag, this time with short carrying handles.
Made from hand woolwork embroidered linen and wonderful vintage floral fabric. Fastens with a fabric loop and Deco button. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x

Friday, 24 August 2012

Burning the Midnight Oil...

I introduced this little painted cupboard into my shop this week...
I added a toile wallpaper to the top and the door panels.

I've been sewing too, of course... :)

I had just enough of this fabulous vintage fabric to make the little bag above and a cushion. The fabric is called Meadowsweet and is a Colleen Farr design. 
I think its pretty awesome! 

I made another cushion from a beautiful vintage hand embroidery...

And I used a c1940's linen for the reverse. 

I had a play with some glue too. I used old Victorian photos and added embellishments to them and hung them from old metal handbag clasps...

My final creations for this week are several lavender-filled hearts..of the elongated variety! 
I used some precious scraps of antique French fabrics and stitched fragments of lace and vintage buttons to finish.

These will be coming with me to the fair tomorrow.

As will this little floral arrangement!
Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Cotswold's Vintage Fair

I'll be attending The Vintage Cotswold's Fair on Saturday, showcasing some of my handmade rag dolls, which I'll preview on my main blog tomorrow. 
This little wooden box was in need of a makeover...
I painted it and added a pad of antique fabric in the recess. This and other one-off treasures will joining the rag dolls on my stand. Hope to see you there if you can make it,
Niki x

Friday, 17 August 2012

This Week....

Two more handmade cushions to add to the pile for sale at the shop...
Made from vintage hand embroidery and Sanderson florals.

Today I arranged some of my handmade bags in amongst the china on the dresser.

Lots of summer flowers...Lovely!


Next Saturday my shop will be closed whilst I attend the Cotswold's Vintage Fair...Hope you can make it along.
Have a lovely weekend,

Niki x

Friday, 10 August 2012

Sew Busy...

Just updated my main blog with some of my latest makes.
Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Two Cushions

Two more cushions arrived at my shop today...

Made from vintage hand embroidery and a colourful vintage floral curtain fabric, with sweet pea design. 
Niki x