|The Vintage Christmas Bazaar.|
At the Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
Saturday 15th December 2012
9am - 3pm.
Always a fantastic event - Hope to see you there!
(More details on my main blog here.)
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Friday, 30 November 2012
Friday, 23 November 2012
Handmade greetings card - Vintage fabric mitten to wish you a Merry Christmas!
|I've also made lots of lavender sachets. I used antique silk damasks, combined with some special little lace samples that I bought a while ago at a flea market.|
Some for my shop and some for the V&H Fair.
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 11:53
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
|A bolster cushion made from a rare French fabric. I trimmed the ends with a gathered antique braid.|
Antique French ticking with a ribbon drawstring finishes it off.
|I've also been using up my scraps of lace to make lavender filled hearts. These will be coming with me to the Vintage & Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury on Dec. 1st.|
|They'd look cute hanging on the Christmas tree!|
|More makes will be coming fast and furious before the fair...|
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 01:03
Friday, 9 November 2012
I made this collection of greetings cards today. Simply made by tying a pair of vintage baby booties to the front of the card using strong thread. They can easily be removed by the recipient. A card and gift in one!
|There was a little pair of mittens too!|
Have a lovely weekend - Keep warm!
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 11:05
Friday, 2 November 2012
|Made this lovely and squishy boxed cushion today.|
|I used three different vintage fabrics.|
|It has a feather-filled pad.|
|Tomorrow I shall be attending the V&H Vintage Jumble Sale. |
Hope to see you there. (My shop will be open as usual, as hubby will be doing the honours for me :)
Have a lovely weekend,
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 13:59
Saturday, 27 October 2012
|I've been working on some romantic gifts for Christmas today.|
A heart shaped cushion covered in a vintage Sanderson floral fabric.
|And lots of hand stitched padded coat hangers which are a work in progress. They will be finished with lace and brooches.|
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 09:11
Friday, 26 October 2012
I've been using some lovely antique French toiles in my latest makes. Above a little scatter cushion using the 'tatty patchwork technique.
|Three handbags of assorted designs...|
|And another little cushion, this one made from a very rare French toile.|
Lovely gifts for the festive season.
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 11:43
Monday, 22 October 2012
|I'm busy making lots of things for the shop and upcoming Christmas Fairs , including...|
|Lavender filled sachets/pin cushions made from rare antique fabrics, each trimmed with a shiny trinket.|
|Also a large 'tatty patchwork' heart shaped cushion. |
I'm sold thank you!
|I used fragments of antique French fabrics that I couldn't bare to throw away...|
|Combined with scraps of vintage lace.|
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 01:51