Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Sunday 12th

I've been busy sorting lots of fresh stock ready for my display next Sunday at the South Molton Flea Market...Including many romantic gift ideas for those Valentine's inclined!  

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Creating Cushions...

I'm still creating cushions ready for the fairs this summer...

A pretty rose inspired one with hand embroidered panels...

The reverse
A sweet repurposed vintage hand embroidered bird panel is the main feature to this blue patchwork one.

The reverse
And a fabulous hand embroidered piece makes up almost the entire front to this beautiful floral cushion. 

Vintage barkcloth for the reverse
A smaller scale cushion created from a vintage antimacassar. 

The reverse

Another antimacassar cushion with woolwork embroidery  

Sanderson for the reverse
And finally a large 24" cushion with repurposed vintage tapestry of a cottage and garden 

More vintage Sanderson for the reverse.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Colourful Cushions

The New Year has begun with colourful cushion making. I'm trying to stock-pile some for the fairs this year, before my gardening duties take over in the spring and summer! I have already booked myself into a few fairs, including a new one for me - The North Devon Show in August, where I shall have a large pitch in the craft and gift marquee. Full details of all the fairs I shall be attending can be found via my website and I hope to add a few more to the calendar soon. (My handmade items are generally created with the larger fairs in mind - I prefer to take my general vintage stock to the South Molton Flea Market).
So with summer in the countryside in mind, I have created lots of colourful cushions from vintage fabrics. 
Two with hand embroideries as the centrepiece...

And four more with vintage hand stitched tapestry panels...

The reverse side to each cushion is also made from hard wearing vintage fabrics in coordinating colours. 

I have several more pretty cushions I am working on, before turning my attention to other exciting products.
Thanks for stopping-by.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year!

This angel decoration is one I made for myself this year.
 I used a beautiful lace knit mohair scarf to create her gown. She will be the start of a new collection of angel dolls that I hope to work on throughout 2017

Thank you to all who have made a purchase from me this year - I appreciate your support and interest in my work. 
My official best pics from 2016 over on Instagram.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year and I hope 2017 will be especially kind to us all.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Thank you x

Just wanted to thank all of those who have bought from me this year, either online or at fairs. I have just 4 2 of my handmade dolls left in my shop for anyone looking for a last minute gift or a treat for themselves. I can post up until (and including) Wednesday to guarantee delivery within the UK in time for Christmas. 

Monday, 12 December 2016

My Homemade Christmas Wreath

My finished homemade Christmas wreath this year ended up so big, we can only just shut the front door! 
It's not cost a penny...all from our garden and reflecting our life here in rural North Devon. The base of my wreath is twisted dogwood stems that I wove together myself...I've used an abandoned bird's nests that I found earlier this year as my main feature, lots of greenery - no berries here as all have been eaten by the birds, which is fine - I substituted for small cider apples, added barbed wire to reflect the farming community that surrounds us, scraps of sheep's wool, pheasant and buzzard feathers, and lichen covered twigs

Welcome x
I created a second wreath as a gift for our next-door-neighbours. 
Hope you are enjoying some creative time for the festive season. 

Friday, 9 December 2016

Shop Update

Lots of handmade Christmas decorations and gift ideas now available in my on-line shop

Have a peaceful weekend x