This is my secondary blog and is designed as an archive of my handmade creations, past and present. I also add dates of fairs I'm attending, where I offer for sale my handmade pieces and also carefully sourced vintage goods. I hope you will enjoy taking a look, Niki x

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Marvelous Mauves

I found this exquisite panel of hand embroidery recently.

The attention to detail was delicious!
It seems it had been beautifully produced many years ago, but had never been used or framed...
I bravely took the scissors to the excess linen around it and stitched pieces of vintage fabrics to the sides to create a one-of-a-kind shoulder bag.
The addition of a coordinating sparkly brooch completed it.
The bag sold today :)
Niki x

Friday, 20 August 2010

Bag Lady!








Tuesday, 17 August 2010

50's Inspired

A handmade 1950's Barkcloth shoulder bag, lined inside with a satin finish 50's rose print fabric. Two shoulder straps and a vintage wooden button fastens with a fabric loop.

A cute 50's poodle brooch completes it!
Available in my shop this week,
Niki x

Friday, 13 August 2010

Bags and Brooches

After writing this post about the lace jewellery I had been making, I decided to fasten the handmade flower brooches to blank cards to make them into special greetings cards. The brooch can then be removed and worn by the recipient.

A hat pin pillow was another of my new creations this week...


As were some sweet smelling lavender sachets...

A large shoulder bag...


And two smaller hand bags (both the same) made from classic 1950's fabric.
Niki x

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Vintage rose paisley cotton fabric fashioned into a teeny summer dress, trimmed with antique lace at the hem.

A small lace collar fastens with an aurora borealis glass beaded pin.

Her hand crochet lace cotton bloomers hide beneath.
Verity is available from my shop Nostalgia at No.1
Niki x

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Handbags & Gladrags

A vintage beaded bag, which I further embellished with hand crochet flowers, lace and faux pearl beads.
A pretty evening accessory!


A one-of-a-kind purse, made from old hand embroidered linen, and with a vintage floral fabric lining.

Gladrags at the ready...
Niki x