Wednesday, March 30, 2011

We're Off To The Ipswich Doll & Bear Fair...

Finally the Ipswich Gala Doll Fair is on this Sunday and these are some of the little critters I'll be taking with me.  It's on at the Ipswich Civic Centre on the corner of Limestone & Nicholas Streets.  It starts at 9am & runs to 3pm.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Old Bear, Upcycled from Vintage Blanket

Meet Toby, he's my old looking bear that I've crafted from an old woollen blanket. I've coloured him with parisian essence & then dirtied him up a bit.  (He doesn't look as old as I would like him to look though, might have to do a bit more grunging!  I have fibre coming out of holes in his feet, which I have then darned over.  He's wearing an old vintage watch that I found in some of my Mum's stuff. 

He will be coming with me to the Ipswich Gala Doll  Fair on 3 April.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Flea Market Find & A Wee Bear

I found these divine little vintage scales at the local flea market yesterday.  They only measure 5" in height.  I sat this tiny wee bear in an old jelly mold & perched it on top.  So sweet!

I'll be attending the Ipswich Doll & Bear Fair on Sunday 3 April with some of my latest creations.

Have an awesome week!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Old Linens, Lace & Other Vintage Finds....

These are some of the antique linen tablecloths I managed to find at Collectorama on Saturday.  Some have stains & the odd hole but I just love them & can't wait to make some lovely items from them.
These are other lovely vintage laces as well as the little gingham dolls dress.  I do love the little old keys, they're going to look great on my bears.  It was such a great day out even if it did rain, now I can't wait for the next one in June!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Two New Ellies

Meet Libby & Phoebe my latest two li'l elephants.
They're made from a felted type of mohair.
.  I sponged them with coffee but in this pic they don't look quite as grungy as they are.  Might go back & dirty them up a bit more.  I do like the old vintage style look!

Hope you're all having a great week so far!