|Powder puffs made from c1930's doll faces and vintage trims.|
Monday, 24 June 2013
Saturday was quite busy in my shop, but I did manage to rustle-up some lavender sachets in-between customers. I have used some of my precious antique French fabric fragments to make this latest collection...
|Two with hand stitched monograms on linen.|
|A gorgeous piece of purple antique toile featuring a cherub, which is stitched onto C19th French linen. I only had this tiny piece, which appears to have once been part of a quilt...can you imagine the complete quilt?!|
|More ancient toile - this one is combined with a rich ruby red French fabric and C19th linen.|
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 07:31
Friday, 21 June 2013
I have made a collection of padded coat hangers. I've used an assortment of vintage/antique fabrics. Each is finished with a lace bow and vintage costume brooch, which can be removed and worn...
I also made a sweet selection for children, using vintage nursery prints...
|Decorated with embroidered ribbon bows.|
|One of my gathered handmade hand bags...I used a fabulous cotton fabric in a lovely minty green.|
|Vintage button (of course! ;-))...|
And a contrasting flannelette fabric lining.
|I made a few of the popular scruffy patchwork lavender filled hearts too, just to round things off :)|
|Have a lovely weekend,|
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 10:25
Saturday, 15 June 2013
|A lovely lady brought in some pretty vintage linen's to my shop a couple of weeks ago, that had all belonged to her mother. She asked me to use them in some of my crafts.|
|A hanging loop and glass bead finished each one.|
|Another heart made from C19th French linen with monogram.|
I also made a pretty shoulder bag today. I used a vintage fabric printed with lilac blooms.
Lined inside with French linen. It fastens with a Deco button and fabric loop.
|A vintage costume brooch completes the picture!|
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 13:59
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Been using up little pieces of vintage hand embroidered linen today.
|Stuffed full and tied with velvet ribbon...|
|With a glass bead to finish.|
I also made a pretty hand bag from 1950's fabric, with a lace appliqué and glass button fastening.Lined inside with pastel pink velvet.
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 13:14
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
I've used a pretty vintage Sanderson floral fabric to make this summery handbag....
Combined with a corner from an old napkin, Victorian glass button...
And lined inside with classic black and white ticking.
Another style of bag using the same fabric combination...
with a c1930's wooden button.
A pair of cushions, fashioned from vintage hand embroidered linen, featuring a crinoline lady.
Reverse is ticking, with two ties for ease of laundering.
A shoulder bag made from more of the hand embroidered linen and ticking.
And I've made two of these dainty little handbags. I used a different hand embroidered fabric for these, with a pleasing pastel colour combination.
Lined inside with C19th French linen.
Mother-of-pearl button and loop to fasten.
A busy week!
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 12:16