Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Free Entry Tickets

I have a few pairs of complimentary tickets for Kirstie Allsopp's Handemade Fair, being held at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire on May 12th to 14th. If you would like a free entry ticket, please email me and I will send it off to you! (link via my profile or my contact on my website.) 
I shall be selling my handmade fairies and other dolls and treasures in the large shopping village marque. 

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The Handmade Fair - Ragley Hall

I have been selected to have a stand at Kirtsy Allsopp's Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall in May. I am working hard to create a large collection of handmade dolls and treasures to bring with me for the 3 days. Its the largest fair I have ever undertaken and I am enjoying the challenge of producing lots of unique pieces.   


It promises to be a fantastic event. You will be able to find me in my little space in 'The Shopping Village' inside the large marque - More details of the fair here. 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Vintage in the Town

May is a busy month - I shall also have a stall at the Vintage in the Town Fair in Blandford Forum on May 5th.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Dorset Brocante

The next event that I shall be attending is The Dorset Brocante at The Larmer Tree. A truly stunning location to spend a day. 
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Flower Fairies for Spring

I have created a small collection of Spring Flower Fairies, which are available to buy from my on-line shop.
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There is Crocus in a classic seasonal yellow...
Lots of pretty vintage millinery flowers adorn her gown. 
Muscari welcomes the blue skies of Spring
with her blue bird friend always close-by. 
Forget-me-Not is pretty in pink...
And sparkles.
Violet in her dreamy colour palette of purple and mint green
brings the collection complete. 

I hope that you will enjoy taking a look when you have a moment. 
Finally, a date for the diary - I shall have my usual pitch at the upcoming South Molton Flea Market on Sunday March 12th. 

Thursday, 23 February 2017

A Patchwork of Flowers

One of my latest projects was to create a slip cover for an old Lloyd Loom style basket chair. 
I used a selection of cheerful and hard-wearing vintage floral linen and barkcloth fabrics.
Made to measure it simply slips over the chair for an instant update. 
It will be coming with me to one of my upcoming fairs...
along with my ever increasing cushion collection...

A pretty colour palette of pink, turquoise and purple is the theme for this cushion. Made from vintage florals and a piece of hand embroidery. 

The reverse - Sanderson 
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The centre panel for this cushion is a wonderful vintage needlepoint featuring a floral rose garland. Combined with a selection of floral textiles including Sanderson, Liberty and Scheurer. 

The reverse 
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A cushion for spring, with hand embroidered circlet as it's centrepiece. 

A warm wool of lemon yellow for the reverse. 
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The final cushion for today, is a pale blue and purple patchwork, featuring a lovely hand embroidered piece with heavily stitched blooms. 

The reverse. 
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Country girl Maisie is a rag doll I completed last week. 
She is sold. 

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

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

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

The reverse
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Another antimacassar cushion with woolwork embroidery  

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