Thursday, 19 November 2009

Vintage Fabric Wheat Sacks

These pretty and practical wheat sacks are crafted from entirely vintage fabrics, either floral cottons from the 1940's or vintage embroidered linen. Each sack is a beautiful fusion of 9 patchworked squares with a velvet hanging loop in one corner (in case you want to hang it on a wardrobe or door knob or from a bed post) with a vintage button to top it off. The reverse features a single panel of co-ordinating vintage fabric.

Gorgeous as the exterior is, the clever bit is the interior which is filled with beautifully fragrant lavender buds and organic wheat. You can simply pop your wheat sack in the microwave for one minute and it will heat up beautifully, releasing its wonderful fragrance. Place it on your aches and pains or pop it on your pillow for a night of sweet dreams. My cats are rather partial to mine!

Each sack measures approximately 6" square (excluding hanging loop).

£12.50 each. P&P included in the UK. £2.50 overseas P&P.

I have only one sack left. I can happily make more to order, please get in touch.

Christmas Stockings

Complete your festive fireplace and make sure Father Christmas has somewhere to leave your goodies on Christmas eve with a gorgeous stocking. I have used a vintage felted and hand dyed woollen blanket to make the body of the stocking. The top cuff (on the front side) features a lovely patchworked selection of vintage 1940s and vintage-inspired fabrics topped with some unusual Christmas themed buttons and trimmed with vintage ribbon. The toe also features one of the beautiful fabrics and there is a guiding star (to guide all those presents in!) on the front. Finally, there is a secure spotty hanging loop at the top.

Measures approximately 15" long (excluding loop) and 12" at widest point (heel to toe).

£30 each including P&P in the UK. Overseas P&P £3.

Please note: the middle stocking has been sold.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Vintage Lavender Sacks

Perfectly formed, dinky sacks filled with divinely fragrant lavender enclosed in beautiful vintage, and vintage inspired, fabrics and lace. Scent your drawers or your linen cupboard, put one next to you on the pillow to lull you to sleep. They also look gorgeous tied with pretty ribbon into little sets. Some are plain, some feature little messages such as "with love", "special mum", "special friend", "Happy Birthday", "thank you" and similar. They make a perfect gift for someone close, either on a special occasion or just to let them know how much they are appreciated, and great thank you gifts at a reasonable price. Best of all of course, they're an even better gift to yourself!

Each lovely sack measures approximately 5-6" square (some a little bigger, some a tad smaller depending on the vintage fabrics).
The reverse of the sacks are crafted from vintage cotton fabrics in complimentary designs and colours.

They cost £6 each or as a current special offer, two for £10.

UK (up to 2 sacks) = £1
Europe = £1.50 (per sack, upon quotation for more)
USA/Rest of World = £2.00 (per sack, upon quotation for more)

Please let me know which colour/pattern combination you would like by reference to the number of the relevant photograph(s) below and the message you would like (or plain). I only have limited wordings in each colourway.


Only the sack which says "Much Love" remains available.


Only the sack which says "Best Friend" remains available.


The plain sack (no writing) remains available.


Choose from "special mum", "happy birthday" or plain (no writing).


Choose from "love", "with love", "special mum" or "happy birthday".

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Vintage Teacup Candles

I have amassed quite a collection of beautiful vintage teacups, I also love candles, especially those which are beautifully scented with fragrance oil, so I have combined the two for the ultimate candle for vintage lovers. These look so pretty (and dare I say romantic!) and fit perfectly in the vintage interior where modern candles might look out of place. The cups take on a lovely translucent effect when the candle is burning. Once the candle has burnt out, you are still left with a beautiful teacup which you can use for your Earl Grey.

Each candle comes in a pretty ivory box with pink tissue and a box of matches covered in lovely fabric (not necessarily the box shown in the photo but certainly one equally as beautiful and with fabric chosen to compliment the design on the china).

I have a variety of teacups and teacups with saucers.

Teacups are priced at £12 each.
Teacups with saucers are priced at £15 each set.


UK = £3.50 one teacup/and saucer (Second Class)
£6.00 two teacups and saucers (Parcel Post, est. 3-5 days)
£9.00 Three teacups and saucers (Parcel Post, est. 3-5 days)
Europe/Rest of the World = Please contact me for a quotation. (Sadly, the teacups and their packaging are heavy and an estimate is roughly £10 to post by airmail.)

I currently have the following selection available (updated 25 July/2011):


ONE - Striking design in shades of aqua with gilding stamped "Myotts". A dainty teacup, this one. SOLD

TWO - Very pretty pink rosey design teacup with a touch of gilding. I have only just noticed that the cup and saucer do not bear matching backstamps but they certainly look pretty together. I will happily sell this either as a pair or just as a solo teacup. Cup stamped "Royal Vale', saucer stamped "Colclough".

THREE - Very elegant and classical Indian tree design single teacup (no saucer) in stunning colours. Stamped "Indian Tree, Elizabethan".

FOUR - Very pretty "Royal Vale" bone china cup and saucer with a charming cottage scene. Gilt edged.

FIVE - Gorgeous teacup and saucer with beautifully coloured cottage scene. Ultimate vintage chic! Stamped "Bone china, made in England" (hooray!) Gilt edged.

Gorgeous unusual, fluted shaped teacup with matching saucer. Pretty pink floral decoration. Stamped "Clarence Bone China, Made in England". Gilt edged.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Vintage Embroidered Notebook Covers

These pretty patchworked covers will brighten up those boring old notebooks! I've selected some beautiful pieces of vintage embroidery and combined them with gorgeous modern cotton fabrics and pretty but practical ribbons and buttons to stunning effect. As they are completely removable, once you have filled up one notebook, you can easily take the cover off then pop it over your next notebook and scribble or draw away to your heart's content! Replacement notebooks are easily available in WH Smiths (other notebook vendors are available)!

A4 size notebook approximately: 12"H x 8"W x 0.5"D
A5 size notebook approximately: 8.5" H x 6"W x 0.5"D
A6 size notebook approximately: 6"H x 4.5"W x 0.5"D
(Sizes come up slightly larger once the cover is on.)

A4 size = £20 + P&P
A5 size = £14.00 + P&P
A6 size = £12.00 + P&P

P&P A4 size:
UK = £3.00 (1st class) or £2.50 (2nd class)
Europe = £5.00
Rest of the World = £7.50
(Eeek!!! These are heavy items. Contact me for surface mail options abroad or to purchase just the cover without the book.)

P&P A5 and A6 size:
UK (inland) = £1.75
Europe = £2.50
Rest of the World = £3.50

I currently have available:


A4 sized, stunning vintage dahlia embroidery twinned with Michael Miller flowery fabric.


A4 sized, a pretty embroidered panel combined with a fabulous Kaffe Fassett cotton print.


Slimline, two available. Beautiful patchworked covers and a pretty polka dot ribbon spine. Hard backed diary 2011 included.


A5 sized, two available. Lovely and unusual green embroidered panels have been combined with a pretty homespun vintage-inspired cotton fabric. Each notebook closes with a pink elastic loop and vintage green bobbly button.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Twit Twoo!

Cute corduroy owls are looking for a new nest to share! They have felt and 100% cotton details to their faces and wings, attached with attractive blanket stitching, and button eyes. They are stuffed with new (fire retardant) polyfill and each comes with their own little name tag. The Munchkin and I designed the owls with a distinct division between the shape of the head and body which makes them perfect for putting your arms round and cuddling!

Not for children under 3 years old due to the buttons but it does seem that they are rather popular with grown-ups!

Each owl measures approximately 12" high (13" including ears) and approximately 11" across their chubby tummy!

£24 each plus P&P

UK = £3
Europe = £4
USA/Rest of World = £5

Pinky floral Maude...

I also have available a pink spotted owl.

Cheeky little madams!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Union Jack Hearts

Just too cute! Gorgeous vintage blue floral fabric has been teamed with crisp red striped cotton tape to create this striking Union Jack hanging heart. Pretty toning blue gingham ribbon and an unusual Union Jack button are the finishing touch.

Stuffed with fibrefill (new and flame retardant) and some gorgeous, beautifully fragrant French lavender. Add a touch of essential oil as days go by to add some oomph to your fragrance should you wish.

£10 each plus P&P.


UK = £1.75
Europe = £2.00
USA/Rest of the World = £2.50

(Please note: due to minimum Royal Mail postage charges, good discounts can be made for multiple purchases!)

2 remaining.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Covered Hangers

Pretty and practical covered hangers. Just the thing for delicate knitwear and your posh frocks. Also a lovely gift idea. All crafted from premium quality 100% cotton fabrics with a hand crocheted flower (always crocheted with natural fibres, no acrylic here!) with the finishing touch of gorgeous ribbons and vintage Honiton lace.

£12 each plus P&P


UK = £1.75
Europe = £1.75
Rest of World = £2.00

(Good postage discounts are available where several hangers are posted together, eg. in the UK, two hangers cost the same to post as one as there is a minimum Royal Mail charge. Please feel free to contact me for an accurate postage quote.)


Lovely Cath Kidston pink rose paisley fabric with classic gingham ribbon and a red crochet rose with a pearly centre.


Beautiful vintage floral fabric with pink velvet ribbon and a pretty pink crocheted rose with pearly bead. (The blue lace used on this hanger is not vintage.)


Lovely "Darla" fabric designed by Tanya Whelan featuring rose cartouches which has a vintage feel, combined with very pretty vintage lace (bearing heart motifs).


Lovely (rare and discontinued) Amy Butler designed paisley style fabric in lovely shades of lavender combined with gorgeous distinctive vintage lace.

Please let me know which you would like by reference to the number of the hanger and a brief colour description for back-up!

Friday, 6 March 2009

Spring Brooches

A fusion of lovely Springtime colours, textures and shapes. Brighten up your jacket/cardi/coat or attach to your bag, your hat, whatever you fancy. Quality materials used: flowers crocheted in yarns of natural fibres, either Pure New Wool, bamboo, silk and/or alpaca; felt is a wool/acrylic blend plus silky embroidery threads, sparkly beads and with a proper metal swivel-closure brooch pin on the back.


(Due to Royal Mail's minimum charges for postage, good discounts are available on multiple purchases of any items. Please feel free to get in touch for an accurate quote.)

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