Sunday, 13 November 2011

Winter Wedding Ruffs

Brides are always tempted by summer sun but a winter wedding can be just as romantic. Think pure shot silk jackets, heavy vintage lace, faux fur muffs, victorian style little leather boots, handmade gloves, silk stockings, chunky ice crystal jewellery, snowflake confetti, the list is seemingly endlesss.

To this inspiration I owe my new collection of Winter Wedding Ruffs. These ruffs all have a solid base of crochet with shell style loop ruffles and are lavishly decorated with pure white cotton, raw edged muslin, delicate ruffled fabric, organza, ribbon, tea dyed muslin, vintage lace, beaded faux pearl and chain strings,handmade copper and bead T bar clasps and all manner of beautiful things.


Grey and white crochet with white cotton, tea dyed muslin, gold organza, vintage lace and faux pearl chain. 

 The Snow Jester
Grey and white crochet with white cotton ruffle,  blue and lilac organza and muslin free form roses and broad white ribbon bow tie

 Snowflake Columbine
Grey and white crochet with delicate blue fabric, muslin, faux pearl effect beaded trim in cream and pink

These ruffs are now available on Etsy except Rapunzel which will be available from14/11/2011

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Shalotte at the Queen Park Arts Centre

Shalotte is running a selling exhibition at the Queen Park Arts Centre in Aylesbury, Bucks from the 8th of Nov to the 18th. Our cabinet is in the cafe so anyone who is down that way why not pop in and see what we have to offer. We are exhibiting a selection of glass and semi precious jewellery, crochet neck ruffs, hats, scarves, art dolls and English Prim Owls.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Oxford Russian Bazaar

Oxford's Russian Bazaar  in St Michaels church was the event on yesterday morning
We got in early before it filled up.

The book stall was a mix of russian and english books and I was sorely tempted by a beautiful illustrated dictionary saints and several stunning russian language art books
Food stall with delicious take away cakes and pastries. I rather liked the thought of pumpkin and butterscotch muffins
Stall selling a mix of ethnic crafts, cards and other items

The icon stall was beautiful. We were really spoilt for choice

Mmm the hot food stand. Everything smelled utterly delicious and the ladies were lovely and chatty

We indulged in a slice of a russian honey cake called Medovie and nearly died of delight. It was about 15 layers of a light honey sponge with a cream filling, topped with a drizzle of chocolate and strawberries

These were the two lovely ladies behind the sweet and savoury stalls who served us. We also took home some fabulous dark bread that tasted of aniseed and some cheese and herb aubergine roulades
                                                                                     I got this lovely little blue glass crucifix pendant
                                                   A handmade wooden spoon for dry serving as a present for my mother
                                                                      and a little painted leather icon for my father

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Mermaid Art Doll project #6 -face update

The transfer for her face appears to have been a success. The first time it didn't work because I took the instructions too literally ' cover the image in a thick layer' I ended up with a huge blob of gunk on the fabric that peeled off. The second time I used less fluid and whilst the fabric is still slightly stiff I have managed to clear off all the paper. I now need to wait for it to dry and make her head.