Monday, 10 October 2011

Beautiful Doll Crib

This lovely vintage doll's crib has been given a HenHouse makeover. It has been painstakingly prepared and painted with a pretty pink eggshell paint and I have added some little vintage style rose transfers to each end.

The crib has a new calico covered mattress, a flannelette ditsy-flowered bottom sheet, gorgeous vintage linen top sheet which is embroidered with flowers and a bluebird, a vintage woollen satin-edged blanket which has been hand blanket stitched with perle cotton and a gorgeous patchwork quilt on top, made just like a full-size quilt with cotton batting and backing and hand-sewn pink polka dot binding. The finishing touch is a new pillow with a removable vintage embroidered, lace-edged pillow case. All the bedding can be washed (wool blanket on the appropriate setting).

This is a generously sized doll's crib with plenty of room for a whole family of teddies and dollies. It measures approximately 27" long, 17" tall and 11" wide. The crib gently rocks, sure to delight any special little girl or a lady who is young at heart.

The crib would need to be collected in the next few weeks. We can offer collection from South East London, the South Somerset/West Dorset area or somewhere in between along the M3/A303! There is also the chance of collection from North Yorkshire in the foreseeable future. This item is truly worth the trip, it is a complete unique one-off which will become a family heirloom to be treasured and passed on for years to come. I seldom have these cribs available and all my past customers have been so thrilled with their cribs, they look even more stunning in real life.

The crib is priced at £95. SOLD, VERY MANY THANKS (You are welcome to email me to go on the waiting list for the next one...)

I generally only have a few cribs available each year so please don't delay to contact me if you wish to reserve or discuss collection.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Raspberry and Apple Quilt

My latest quilt is simple in style, as the best quilts often are, and makes an impact with delightful fabrics from a popular designer range called "Tilda" in scrumptious shades of pinky-red raspberry and mossy, appley green. The patterns are a delight, fresh and modern yet featuring classic roses in a country style. For interest, I have added some batiks in green and claret and some pretty tiny polka dots.

This quilt measures a handy 40" x 54". It makes a perfect sofa or chair throw to cosy up with in your sitting room come Autumn time, adding welcome colour and impact to plainer sofas. It is also the ideal size to top a single bed, perfect for little-ones who struggle to manage a big heavy quilt on their own. Use your tape measure to give you a perfect view of the size, should you like.

The top has been meticulously pieced from 5" cotton squares and has been quilted in a criss-cross fashion. The batting is a top quality cotton blend making your quilt easy to wash and dry, (wash at 30 degrees and line dry). Minimal shrinkage may occur giving you that highly-coveted vintage look but you can use a cool iron to restore the crisp feel if you prefer.

The welcome surprise with this quilt is the divine backing fabric, a sumptuous feast of red roses on white (designed by Tanya Whelan). You could display this side for a change, a little like an eiderdown. The binding is a fresh red stripe (also by Tanya Whelan) which has been traditionally hand sewn to the reverse for a real professional finish.

I have added a vintage embroidered name patch to the reverse.

This beautiful quilt is available for sale at £150 including postage in the UK (please add £5 for overseas). Please read my sales policies in the right hand sidebar. SOLD, THANKS EVER SO MUCH

Hanky Panky Quilt

I have beavered away to offer you this beautiful and special patchwork quilt. The top has been lovingly pieced from stunning vintage-style handkerchief panels which have been set on point with pretty log cabin panels in co-ordinating fabrics with ditsy floral patterns. The colours are drawn from a gorgeous palette of pastel blues, pinks and greens.

This quilt measures a large 69" x 42" (you could get out your tape measure to assess the size accurately if needs be). It would look superb as a throw over the foot of a bed or over a sofa and really super in an outdoor setting, maybe in a summer house or on a bench? It has been made from premium quality cotton fabrics and has cosy pink cotton flannelette backing. The quilt has been quilted using a pretty variegated pink thread.

The batting is a top quality cotton blend making your quilt easy to wash and dry, (wash at 30 degrees and line dry). Minimal shrinkage may occur giving you that highly-coveted vintage look but you can use a cool iron to restore the crisp feel if you prefer.

I have bound this quilt in the traditional way, using blue gingham for a country feel, and hand sewing all 220" of it to the reverse by hand for a true quality finish. The finishing touch is a vintage embroidered name panel to the back corner of the quilt.

This quilt is truly one-of-a-kind and is available for purchase at £225 including postage in the UK by Special Delivery (insured). Please add £8 for overseas insured postage. Please contact me at to reserve and as always, my sales policy is available for you to read in my right hand sidebar.

SOLD, many thanks

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Saddle Up! Quilt

Here is a very special quilt for a very special little person. I have collected these wonderful vintage-style wild west prints for a few years now and finally brought them all together in one utterly unique quilt!

The top is pieced in a classic style from cotton fabric, and what a selection of fabric there is! One lucky little person is going to love studying all those patterns and pictures at bedtime. The batting is a top quality cotton blend with a mid loft, the backing is super cosy white cotton flanelette for maximum snuggliness. The quilt has been meticulously quilted "in the ditch" (outlining each block). The quilt has been bound with a lovely bright red polka dot cotton and all 220" have been hand sewn to the reverse as a quality traditional quilt deserves. There is a "Saddle Up" name patch to the reverse.

This is a large quilt, sized approximately 50" x 60" which will generously cover the top of a single bed and drape a little way down the sides or top a double bed. It's big enough to be really cosy but not so huge or heavy that a little person can't handle it themselves. This quilt is easy to care for and can be machine washed at 30-40 degrees and line dried. The quilt will look fabulous once washed, a little crinkly just like vintage quilts, but you can use a cool iron to restore a crisp look if you prefer. I think my quilts get better the more they are loved and used.

This wonderful one-of-a-kind quilt is sure to become a family treasure and will be a sterling part of a little one's memories of childhood. It is priced at £150 including post in the UK (plus £8 overseas). SOLD, MANY THANKS

My sales conditions can be read in the right hand side bar. If you would like to own this special quilt, I can be contacted at SOLD

Monday, 27 June 2011

Country Calico Quilt

This stunning quilt is a desirable blend of old and new, perfectly mixing both vintage and modern fabrics in classic country-style shades of red and blue.

It is a large quilt, suitable for the top of a king size bed or covering most generously a single/double bed or acting as a super throw in the garden to keep the chill off on Summer evenings. Quilt are super versatile: pair them with a top sheet in the Summer or layer them over your duvet and blankets in the Winter to ensure a great night's sleep.

This quilt measures approximately 54" x 66", the top is pieced entirely from cotton, the batting is high quality cotton blend with a mid-loft (70/30%) making it easy to care for and the backing is a lovely smooth cotton with a gorgeous ditsy floral pattern. The quilt has been quilted with straight lines either sides of the seams which give a lovely vintage-style traditional look. The quilt has been bound with a little red polka dot cotton and all 240" of it have been hand sewn to the reverse for a true professional finish. There is a little HenHouse name patch to the reverse.

Your quilt is easy to care for. It can be washed at 30 or 40 degrees in the machine then line dried. Very little shrinkage may occur which gives that fantastic vintage slightly crinkly look though you can use a cool iron on your quilt if you prefer to restore its crisp finish. I wash all my own quits and love them even more afterwards as they take on a much loved, cosy finish.

This special Country Calico Quilt is priced at £165 which includes standard postage in the UK. Please add £4 for insured postage in the UK and £8 for postage overseas. SOLD, many thanks

My sales policies can be read in the right hand side bar (including postal compensation costs etc).

This is a really beautiful one-of-a-kind quilt, made with the utmost love and attention which will delight you and become an heirloom to be passed on to future generations of your family.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Summer Blooms Quilt

This stunning patchwork quilt has been crafted from the gorgeous "Delilah" range of fabrics by well known designer, Tanya Whelan. They are a beautiful medley of rose and floral print cottons in delicious shades of pink, red, green and blue with added polka dots and stripes. Very fresh and pretty, just perfect. The design is a lovely hotchpotch of differently sized patches for an eclectic, vintage-style look and has been well quilted in a criss-cross pattern.

This quilt measures approximately 45" x 60" and is perfect for a single bed but will also cover the foot of a double/king size bed. It would be equally fabulous as a throw in the garden or summer house or indoors to brighten up your living room or conservatory.

The top is pieced entirely from cottons and the quilt is backed with lovely pure white cotton flanelette which feels deliciously cosy. The quilt has been bound in the traditional way with a cute cream/pink heart cotton, all 210" of it sewn to the reverse by hand for a truly professional finish. There is a HenHouse label to the reverse.

The batting is a wonderful eco-friendly "Dream Green" low-loft polyester which makes your quilt light yet warm and easy to launder. Ideal to layer with other blankets and duvets or on its own on hot Summer nights. The quilt may be washed in the machine at 30 degrees and line dried. I love my quilts even more once they've been washed as they taken on that slightly crinkly, vintage look that collectors so love. (However, your quilt may be ironed with a cool iron if desired.)

The Summer Blooms Quilt is available for £145 including post in the UK (plus £8 for postage overseas). If you require insured postage, please request this at time of purchase, which is charged at cost (typically an extra £5 in the UK).

The quilt has been SOLD, very many thanks.

This is a really beautiful unique quilt made with the utmost love and attention and I have no doubt its owner shall be truly delighted with it...

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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Rampant Rose Patchwork Quilt

This gorgeous handmade quilt features mouth-watering Spring colours and pretty rose prints. the fabrics are by the designers Jennifer Paganelli and Tanya Whelan, in shades of pink, yellow and turquoise. The top has been pieced with a variety of designs, rail fence, nine-patch and blocks featuring beautiful blowsy rose blooms.

This lovely quilt measures a generous 52" square, making a very large chair or sofa throw for the family to snuggle up with, a fabulous picnic blanket or of course, a pretty and practical bed covering.

The quilt has been made entirely traditionally and has top quality cotton blend batting inside and a lovely ditsy cotton backing with a feature panel of rosy fabrics. Your quilt can be just as lovely on the back as the front. The finishing touch is some cute aqua and pink binding, all 220" hand sewn for a professional finish. There is also a vintage fabric name patch.

This quilt is easy to care for. It can be machine washed at 30-40 degrees and line dried. A little shrinkage may occur because this quilt is made from cotton but that gives the delightful slightly crinkly look collectors of vintage quilts so covet. However, your quilt may be ironed with a cool-medium heat iron if you prefer.

Rampant Rose is priced at £160 including standard postage in mainland UK (please add £8 towards overseas postage, this quilt is heavy). If you require insurance coverage for the quilt's full value, please ask at the time of purchase, this is charged at cost. As always, please read my sales policies in the right hand sidebar.

SOLD, many thanks

This is undoubtedly a uniquely stunning quilt you would be proud to own and pass on to future generations as a family heirloom. You certainly won't be disappointed in this investment.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Spring Fling Bags

Embrace Spring by treating yourself to a delightful, unique and practical bag crafted from vintage treasures!

Each bag's exterior is made from hand dyed vintage wool. There is a patchworked front panel made of divine vintage floral cottons (dating to 1930-1950) and a dash of hand embroidery with a vintage button as a finishing touch. Each bag is fully lined with beautiful vintage floral cotton, there is a divided two-part pocket and a little hook for your keys attached to the end of velvet ribbon; no more scrabbling round in the bottom of your bag for your keys! The bag securely closes swiftly and easily with a metal magnetic clasp.

Your delectable vintage styled bag deserves special treatment! It may be hand washed using wool/non-bio detergent and left flat to dry naturally. It may be ironed with a fairly hot iron (don't iron the velvet ribbon).

The Spring Fling bag measures approximately 12" long, 11" wide and is a generous 3.5" deep. The shoulder strap measures approximately 36" long. They make a super, roomy day bag.

A Spring Fling bag may be yours for £46 plus P&P.

P&P UK = £2.50
Rest of the World = £6.50

Please choose from the following:


BAG NUMBER TWO (GREY/BLUE) - Sold, many thanks