Friday, 22 November 2013

Dolls for Selvedge

My favourite part of making these dolls is playing around selecting just the right fabrics for their clothes from all my vintage bits and bobs, and sewing on tiny beads....

Saturday, 16 November 2013

2 weeks to go

Sorry I haven't posted much of late. I've been stitching away making work for the Selvedge Winter Fair, now only two weeks away! I am nervous and excited! Here are some of the things I have been making. There are more dolls to show you and I've been working on a special piece that isn't quite finished yet - hope to show it to you soon. Thanks to everyone who stops by here and leaves me lovely comments - I read them and appreciate them all. Christine x

Sunday, 20 October 2013

keep a green tree in your heart.....

Hello, sorry I haven't posted for a while - I've been busy making for the next two fairs I'll be attending in November - the Crafty Vintage Market in Bishops Castle, Shropshire on the 2nd November and the Selvedge Fair on 29th and 30th of November in London, you can click on the images on my sidebar for more details. This is one of the things I've been working on, I hope you like it!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

new brooches, wear a little gentlework

I've been enjoying stitching these little brooches lately. When I'm making, I never throw any scrap of fabric or lace away, however small and I have boxes and tins of little bits and pieces all around my workroom. Is that something you do too? It's lovely to re-use these bits and bobs, adding a few precious buttons and highlighting with tiny beads, to turn them into something new. I like to add a few words, (typed on my vintage green typewriter!) for comfort or inspiration....

Sunday, 25 August 2013

pins and needles

Just thought I'd show you a couple of new needlebooks I made for the Cotswolds Vintage Fair I had a stall a yesterday. I loved sewing those little grasses in the top one. They are now sold - along with a few others - better make some more!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

my girls

Thought I'd show you the dolls I'll be taking with me to the Cotswolds Vintage Fair on Saturday, so I got my girls together for a bit of a photocall. There are some new ladies in there - hope you like them.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

the leaves return

Another little box, once discarded. Now a little keepsake to be opened on a winter's day and be reminded of the promise of spring.

I'm working on some more of my brown paper dolls at the moment, hopefully I'll have some to show you soon.