Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

South Molton Flea Market

I shall be displaying my vintage wares here this coming Sunday.
Hope to see you there too!

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Spring Wreath

A seasonal spring wreath for the front door...
I made by weaving yellow dogwood branches and pussy willow stems into a circle. 
I also added two little artificial birds and hung with ribbon and a lace bow.  
Happy Easter. 

Thursday, 17 March 2016

White Rabbit Artdoll II

This is my second interpretation of a white rabbit artdoll, (this one of a larger size) made using an antique doll's head.
He's dressed in vintage textiles and specially selected trinkets to portray the Alice in Wonderland character. 

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Handmade Greetings Cards

Pretty greetings cards created from antique French fabrics and lace scraps. 
A paper butterfly finishes off each design. 

This Saturday...

I shall be attending the above fair. 
Gathering together a selection of vintage fabrics...

Haberdashery and textile treasures...
And lots of dressmaking patterns from the 1940's and 50's.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

White Rabbit Artdoll

Experimenting using some old and broken china heads. 
I have produced this interpretation of the White Rabbit from the Alice in Wonderland story. 
He is dressed in a wonderful selection of antique fabrics in vivid scarlet. 
Complete with accessories...
and a fluffy tail! 

Friday, 4 March 2016


Ivy Lamb is a new OOAK handmade artdoll dressed in a skirt fashioned from a vintage hand-worked tapestry panel, combined with a traditional old Sanderson linen. 
Her cosy jumper is of softest pure wool, with a tatted lace collar and 1930's wooden button. 
Beneath her skirt she wears a pair of c1930's velvet pantaloons!  
I shall be adding her to my etsy shop soon, where she can be dispatched in time for Easter. 

Thursday, 3 March 2016


Clover is a seated country bunny, dressed in a Fairisle sweater with china rose brooch, vintage hand embroidered linen skirt, and c1970's velvet pantaloons!

She's always looking for a comfy spot to perch for a while...

Wednesday, 2 March 2016


A new member of the rabble today is Bramble Badger. 
A little OOAK seated creature dressed in vintage hand embroidered linen and a Fairisle knitted sleeveless pullover. 

Here she is over on Instagram 

Tuesday, 1 March 2016


Anemone is a sweet flower fairy, captured and displayed inside an antique French fabric covered box. 
She is dressed in an assortment of old textile fragments, including hand painted anemone flowers on silk, hand stitched to her skirt.