Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

Monday, 31 July 2017


At 10am this morning, the Executive of the North Devon Agricultural Society met to consider whether to proceed with this years show.

Recent wet weather and predicted heavy rainfall on Wednesday means that we had to consider the safety of our Exhibitors and Visitors, given the current state of the show site.

Therefore, with regret, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this years Show.

Gutted, as I've been working for weeks towards this, making things that I wouldn't normally create, in order to fit with the theme of the show. Sad for those who run small businesses and farms, who rely heavily on this type of event for their sole income. Such a let down for all those involved. Heyho, moving on... 

Sunday, 30 July 2017

North Devon Show - Aug 2nd

I have been creating a large collection of cushions in preparation for the North Devon Show, which takes place this Wednesday - August 2nd. 
I have used vintage tapestries and embroideries of country themed images, combined with beautiful vintage floral fabrics, making each one a unique piece.
I shall also be taking other hand crafted items, as well as vintage goods that follow in the theme of country living. 

Come and find me in the Craft and Gift marquee!
The North Devon Show
Wednesday 2nd August 2017
8:30AM to 6:00PM
Umberleigh Barton Farm
EX37 9DX 

Admission £14 (Access to entire show)

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Fore Street Flea - Exeter

I've just added an extra date to my fairs calendar and shall be offering some of my wares for sale at the upcoming Fore Street Flea in Exeter on July 23rd.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

North Devon Show

The next fair I shall be attending is:
The North Devon Show
Wednesday 2nd August 2017
8:30AM to 6:00PM
Craft and Gift Marquee
Umberleigh Barton Farm
EX37 9DX 

Admission £14 (Access to entire show)
I shall be in the craft and gift marquee and will be bringing along a large collection of handmade cushions, all with a look of rural North Devon - Lots of thatched cottage designs, flowers, farm animals, sea and scenery. Tickets to the show can be bought in advance via the website.  

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Shop Update

Slowly adding handmade dolls and fairies to my online shop
I hope you will enjoy taking a look over the coming days...

Friday, 19 May 2017

Shopping for Fairies...

Excited to announce that some of my handmade fairies and Miss Havisham mannequins are now available to buy from Fenela Sadler Vintage - A delightful new shop in South Molton, North Devon. 

Well worth a visit if you are in the area! 

Monday, 15 May 2017

Thank you!

Happy to be back home after a long day yesterday. Thank you to everyone who visited my stall/ bought/ generally encouraged me, at Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair Ragley Hall over the last 3 days. I won't mention it again now, for fear of boring you! Having a rest for a few days, then hope to have some of my handmade dolls available online...

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire

As the minutes tick down to my biggest fair of the year at Ragley Hall, I'm just stopping-by my blog to give a quick update of some of the handmade dolls I shall be offering for sale. It is my largest collection to date and I have been careful to include a comprehensive choice of colours, styles and variations. I hope you will enjoy taking a little look...
First the fairies:

Fairy Flo

Apple Blossom 



Water Lily











Rose Garland



Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

Miss Havishams

Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel




And Holly.
To introduce something new, I have been working with some wooden mannequins and created some small fairies...

And some larger pieces including a collection of Miss Havisham dolls all dressed in antique lace and trims. 

I have also made a set of Country Girls dressed in recycled wool sweaters and vintage fabric prairie skirts. 

To complete my selection of handmade dolls, I have created several large rag dolls... 



And Daisy
Plus some smaller girls...



And Skye
I shall be bringing a large selection of carefully crafted greetings cards, cushions, small handmade gift ideas and lots of vintage haberdashery and trims - So something to suit all pockets!  
Find me in The Shopping Village Marquee - Number SV49a, this Friday 12th May to Sunday 14th May 2017 9.30am to 6pm. 

More details for the fair can be found here. 
Update: I'm adding a selection of the handmade cushions coming with me too...Just packed the car and got them all in!