Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

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

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Miss Ice Crystals - Winter Fairy Doll

I have just added a new fairy to my on-line shop. 
She is dressed in beautiful vintage lace and diamante treasures. 
Wooden filigree wings.

She carries a glass chandelier crystal droplet. 

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Thank you!

Thank you to all who visited my stand at the South Molton Flea Market today.
It was an excellent day and I have sold out of my fantasy creatures and small scale fairies...All are going off to new homes for Christmas.
My next event is:
The Original Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair
Saturday 3rd December 2016
10:00AM to 3:30PM
The Town Hall
Chipping Sodbury
South Gloucestershire
BS37 6AD

Admission £1

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Christmas Shopping...

The past few weeks have seen a hive of activity in my workroom and I have now completed a large collection of Christmas decorations for my upcoming fairs...
The tag decorations can be hung from the Christmas tree or tied to a gift...
Each piece is unique; made from vintage or antique ephemera and trimmed with carefully chosen accessories and lace...
Some are in the traditional red and green colour palette...

Others are in a magical soft aqua blue with silver highlights.

Tiny shadow box decorations coordinate with the tags to spread more Christmas cheer...

Stitched tags of wool and lace.

A selection of Christmas cards.
Lace baubles as produced in previous years
Vintage fur trimmed cone decorations will be filled with candy canes before the big day...

Tinsel topped cones add sparkle to the mix!

And finally wool Fairisle hearts filled with Christmas spices of star anise, cinnamon, cloves and lavender. 
A selection will be coming with me to South Molton's Flea Market on Sunday.
I am also supporting our village's Christmas Fair on November 19th. 
The final fair of the year that I am attending is the ever fabulous Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair in Chipping Sodbury on December 3rd. 
I shall be taking along a new collection of my handmade fairy dolls too. 
Hope to see you soon x