Oh wow, hasn't it been a long time since my last post! I must apologise, I have been quite busy the last month or so visiting places and doing lots of shopping in preparation for Christmas (or so I tell myself, and anyone who asks lol). Anyway, I have my second fair coming up this Friday (ahhhhh!) and I have been making some lovely Christmas items for my shop. I've made some lovely shabby chic Christmas stockings, and some sweet little Christmas tree hangings! Please forgive the dullness of the photos, by the time I finished hand stitching the finishing touches, it was dark and I couldn't wait lol.
Stocking number 1, with star buttons along the top and Merry Christmas ribbon along the width.
Stocking number 2 with vintage lace border and scattered star-shaped buttons.
Stocking number 3 with red polka dot fabric and Merry Christmas ribbon.
Christmas Tree Hangings
Christmas tree in primitive green gingham fabric.
Christmas tree in lovely teal leafy fabric.
Hopefully they will be popular at the fair! All this sewing is getting me in the Christmas spirit lol.
With winter getting ever closer, I've been searching out some nice vintage style hats to keep my head, well my ears lovely and warm lol. I must say I have come across some lovely ones in the high street!
Now I hate the condiment, but lately I have really been longing after something mustard coloured for my wardrobe. Anything in this colour instantly screams vintage to me, and perhaps that's why so many people avoid the colour. Me? I've just bought a lovely tweed skirt, and a white blouse and I just want some mustard coloured shoes, or scarf, or cardigan to finish off the look. So, I thought I'd show you some of the things I've been wishing I could buy whilst on my search for the finishing accessory.
This dress is sooo gorgeous, and the velvet makes it seem ever so slightly gothic.
I have been working really hard over the past few weeks on my days off work, with renovated a vintage cabinet into something shabby and pretty. I am pleased to announce that it is finally finished and available to buy in store now!! This time around, however, things were a bit more tricky, as I wanted to replaced the wooden panels in the cabinet doors with chicken wire and fabric panels. So, I had to do a fair bit of cutting and such, as well as the sanding down. But, I am very happy with the final result....
What it looked like before:
And now after the renovation:
It still has all of the original handles and vintage hinges, and the curtains are removable for easy washing and changing, in case you want to mix it up a little!
Hopefully it will be off to a new home soon enough. But, until then, I have already purchased a new piece of furniture for my next renovation project lol! So I definitely hope it doesn't take too long as I need the space lol!
I have a few new items in store that I would like to show you all! The reason I didn't post about them earlier was because I took them all to the fair with me. - By the way, I have two more fairs lined up, both around Christmas time, so hopefully they will prove to be more successful than my first!
Anyway, here are some of the new items in store now:
Just some cute little hearts for hanging on cupboard doors and in windows and things.
I am falling in love with country ribbons though, I bought a whole lot the other day from my fabric store lol!
Well, that's all for the moment. Although, I have just finished my second shabby chic cabinet which I am so pleased about! You won't believe the transformation that I have made on this one! Photos will be added sooon =D!
On Tuesday night I held a stall at my very first fair. Unfortunately it was completely unsuccessful, as I later found out that the woman organising the event was forbidden, yes forbidden, from advertising it! That was the most ludicrous thing that I have ever heard, but the stall was only £10 and I will chalk the night up to experience. What it did do was give me a chance to practise setting up a stall for when I have my next event in November. I also met a few fellower crafters who either suggested other fairs to me, or asked/recommended me to attend other events! That was flattering, and I have possibly two additional events lined up =).
Anyway, I took some photos and thought that I would show you all. I surprised myself just how much I have made, and this is not all of it lol!
I had a few problems with the handbags. I found that it was difficult to really see what style they were and their size while I had them all on the table. So, I had decided that I will buy a vintage screen and hang some of the larger ones on that behind the table. It was a bit disappointing, but it really helped me to iron out any problems before the more serious events.