Sunday, 30 October 2011

Agatha, Dorothy and Nancy

Very exciting.... my head pieces are now available to buy in a gorgeous bridal shop...

This is the Agatha Christie:

It's made with a 1920s dress clip.  I LOVE it!

And this is the Dorothy Whipple.  See the gorgeous Art Deco earrings....

See the Nancy Mitford and others at Gertrude's Attic

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Pin Ups

I decided I needed a board to pin up all my stuff yesterday but didn't want a boring looking one.... so I made this....

I found some picture frames in my favourite antiques shop in Derbyshire, then used cork inside them. 

I've started to pin a few things up - Gertrude's Attic is definitely filling up now.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Pretty pair

Just bought these lovely art deco earrings from an antiques shop...

Been on a roll this week and made two new fascinators - pics to follow.

Also bought two new Mary's.... see previous entry!!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Bowler Hats and Mary

I've been to a couple of brilliant antique and vintage shops this weekend.

This is my favourite street... see the arm chair with the bowler hats.

Then I found these... I have a real thing for old Mary statues....

I've collected a few from places I've been.... but this is the biggest collection i've seen together.  Love them.

Will buy one (or two) later.... also bought an old tea pot for £2.80 for a tea party I'm holding next weekend.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


I've just spent a silly amount of money on gorgeous feathers.  

Think I have an addiction.  

I even picked some up walking Lulu (my greyhound) this morning.

I've started using these ones to make a fascinator... it's so country!

Pics of the fascinator to follow!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Girl's World

This is Gertrude's Attic... here I am working away so I may actually create a few things to show you!

As some of you may notice I use a Girl's World head to model my pieces! 

If you are of a similar age you'll know what a Girl's World is. 

I found this one in a fantastic antique centre in Derbyshire. 

It has all the accessories (including original lipstick) and the box. 

I was so excited when I saw it I couldn't even speak. 

Annoyingly my Girl's World - who shall be known as Fifi - has better hair than me!