Vintage Style Mannequins

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Laura Ashley 'Tatton' Vintage Style Mannequin

At Christmas my local Laura Ashley was covered in this wonderful fabric. It looked so striking that I knew that it would make a lovely mannequin, so I bought a few metres and got to work. She turned out exactly as I had imagined she would!

The pink fabric in the picture is cotton, but it also comes in a beautiful woven jacquard available in cerise, duck egg and charcoal.

I was lucky enough to be able to work with the charcoal woven jacquard for a lady who ordered a mannequin in this fabric, finished with a traditional tailored back.

Further details and pictures are available here

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Cath Kidston Florals

Well, the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the daffodils in the garden are out. It is still very cold! But it is days like today that thoughts my go to towards Spring. It seems to be Winter one moment, then suddenly the days become longer and I am no longer getting up in the pitch black! I have to say that lighter mornings make it so much easier to get up in the mornings.

I think Cath Kidston fabrics are just perfect for this time of year. Her beautiful florals are so feminine and complement both modern and country styled interiors wonderfully. I will have a new range of Cath Kidston mannequins coming soon - I can never resist the introduction of a new fabric!

But for now, here's an old favourite - 'Washed Roses' You can see more details at