Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Sunday 6th November 2016

I shall be offering some of my handmade Christmas goods as well as vintage stock at this popular flea market...
The last one of the year for South Molton, so do come along if you can. 
Sunday 6th November - Pannier Market 
Christmas spice stuffed Fairisle hearts. 
Metal hanging cones will be filled with candy canes.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Miss Albermarle Pippin - The Queen of Autumn

Just added to my online shop - Miss Albermarle Pippin. 
She has fabulous glittering accessories to complete her gorgeous gown! 
A one-of-a-kind creation to treasure. 

Albemarle Pippin is an American apple originated in the late 17th or early 18th century and still cultivated on a small scale

Friday, 21 October 2016

Miss Scattered Starlight Fantasy Fairy Doll

A special one-of-a-kind fairy doll for the winter season. 
She has carefully chosen silvery accessories and a vintage winter white textile gown. 
She has just been added to my on-line shop. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Miss Moonlight Shadows Heirloom Fairy

I've been creating in my studio this morning and just completed this mystical little fairy named Moonlight Shadows.
I have used lots of beautifully tattered antique textiles and trims for an authentic heirloom look.
Tiny Edwardian leaf brooch. 

She is available to buy from my online shop. 
I'm sold - thank you! 

Monday, 17 October 2016

Santa's Workshop!

Working on lots of new Christmas decorations at the moment for the upcoming fairs.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Guardian Angel

A dainty handmade Guardian Angel to look over you. 
She is dressed in vintage pure white linens with delicate lace edgings. 
I added the words 'guardian angel' in a naive hand stitch to the front of her gown. 
Sparkly adornments make her a special one-of-a-kind collectable doll. 
She has just been added to my on-line shop
I'm sold, thank you! 

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Lovely Lace for Ladies

Sorting through some of my precious vintage textiles stored in a little set of drawers I keep in my workroom this week, I came across these c1930's lingerie samples.
I wrote about buying them back in 2007 on my old blog
They are small unused fabric samples that had been hidden away in a book. They are examples of fabrics suitable for making camisole tops and under garments of the time. 

So after my rediscovery, I have decided it is time to start using them in my festive fairy making...

Using this soft oyster crepe with lace edge and exquisite embroidered flowers as my starting point, I created Miss Glowing Embers. 
I combined the small fabric panel with a shimmering white satin brocade salvaged from a bridesmaid dress from my parent's wedding (November 1960). 
Lots more pretty elements pick up the soft oyster shade to complete this special OOAK fairy. 

She is available to buy in my on-line shop

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Festive Fairies

Miss Holly Berry dressed in vintage textiles of a traditional red and green colour palette.
Sparkling accessories complete her look. 

And Miss Snow Flurry, beautifully glamorous in her soft cream ensemble.  
I'm sold - thank you! 

Ready to bring a touch of frosty magic to the winter season. 
Both are available to buy from my on-line shop.