Further unwrapping revealed this..........
and, finally, this................
A beautiful pipe cleaner fairy made by this clever lady. I fell in love with her immediately. She was so lovely and beautifully made, the attention to detail is undescribable and you just can't see how extraordinary she is from my photos. Believe me she is wonderful! The only trouble was she wasn't mine. I had bought her for my Mother-in-Law whose birthday it was the next day. She has been virtually house bound with extreme sciatica. Now for an extremely active lady like my MIL this is so frustrating for her and it has been getting her down a lot. Nothing she has tried has shifted it. I parcelled up the fairy together with The French-Inspired Home, some scented candles, chocolates and a corsage, all things she can enjoy from the comfort(?) of her chair. She was thrilled, especially with her fairy, and it really cheered her up. I had to get in touch with Niki though and ask her if she could make me one the same, or at least very similar, before I let her fly off to her new owner!
I have found a child minder for Lizzy for 1 1/2 days a week so that I can at last get on with stocking the shelves for my website. It is all ready to go now and just needs me to spend a little time adding the fabric to my shop. Here for you is a little preview of things to come, enjoy!
1930's paisley cotton
1950's kids cotton
Vintage French buttons
Polka dot grosgrain ribbon
Vintage linen buttonsPin It