Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

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

Monday, 5 December 2016

Thank you!

Thank you to all who visited my stand at the Vintage & Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury on Saturday. It was my best one of the year, so a fabulous end to the season! xx 
Record numbers came along, as the fair coincided with the town's Victorian Christmas Event...Hope it does again next year! Thanks to Michele and Jayne for all their hard work. 
I shall now be listing some of my handmade Christmas decorations in my on-line shop over the next week - I hope that you will enjoy taking a look when you have time. 
Miss Winter Mist has already flown in and is looking for a home for Christmas. 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

The Original Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair 2016

Just a little reminder - I shall be here this Saturday:
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, 
Chipping Sodbury, South Glos. BS37 6AD.
3rd December 2016
10am - 4pm.  
Hope you will be too! 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Cherubic Cushions

Four pretty little brooch pillows for the Vintage & Handmade Fair next weekend. 
Created from antique French fabrics and each has a vintage brooch attached. 

A sweet gift idea for the romantically inclined! 

I've also made this collection of Christmas decorations from vintage tart tins. 
Beautiful vintage glass beads hang from the bottom for added sparkle. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The Original Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair 2016

I'm busy creating fairy dolls and fripperies for the 
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, 
Chipping Sodbury, South Glos. BS37 6AD.
3rd December 2016
10am - 4pm. 

As always, each fairy is a special one-off creation dressed in vintage/antique textiles and adornments. 

Hope to see you there if you can make it along. 

Friday, 11 November 2016

Gentle Starglitter - Fairy Queen of the Sky

A favourite illustration of mine from one of my childhood books is The Queen of the Sky, by Helen Jacobs, from The Land of Happy Hours - She has inspired my latest OOAK fairy doll and I have created Miss Gentle Starglitter.

She is beautifully sparkly and dressed in rich colours fit for the Queen of the Sky.

She is available to buy from my on-line shop