Sunday, 29 April 2012

Old mother hubbard craft fair

Hi, I will be attending Old mother Hubbard craft fair in Withington at Fuel Bar and cafe on Saturday the 5th May. There will be a number of craft stalls selling handmade homeware and jewellery and there is also a chance to swap some of your clothes for others in the swap shop, so bring as many as possible! You can have a look at the things i will be selling on my new website, lots of lovely shabby chic and vintage inspired interior and home accessories to have a look at: vickysprettieshomepage.html

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Vicky's Pretties has finally launched it's very own website!

Hi all! I have some exciting news to share with you all! Vicky's Pretties has finally launched it's very own website selling unique handmade shabby chic homeware! Please take a look at the website via the following link: vickysprettieshomepage.html we would love to hear your thoughts and comments! Here is a sneaky preview of the main site, i hope you like!
There is also a trends page which is excellent for keeping up-to-date with the current home-ware trends and visualizing a look before you buy. trends.html
And finally...the Vicky's Pretties shop, where you can purchase all of the lovely products you have ever seen on our blog! Take a look and i hope you like what you see! vickysprettiesshop.html

Monday, 9 April 2012

Research day in London and some inspirational snaps!

So...I thought i would share with you a few inspirational photos i papped whilst down in London last week! I visited Spitalfields Market again, had a little browse around the independant stalls and little shops in the surrounding area of Shoreditch. I found some fantastic little boutique's, including one homeware and gift store called Inspitalfields which was full of quirky designs and vintage finds (
I also had a browse along Brick Lane, home to the fantastic Beyond Retro (, a word of cannot step foot in this shop without purchasing a beautiful vintage piece, with scarfs for £3.00 you would be mad not too!
I also came accross a fantastic jewellery shop, which displayed some great jewellery from a whole selection of independant designers, a great way to showcase your work if you have the talent! (
I then went and paid another visit to Liberty's department store where Mary Portas has just launched her 'kinky knickers'. What a fantastic place i could have spent hours in there looking at all of the homeware, and i was in my element when i found the fabric and haberdashery area on the 3rd floor. I just loved the way they displayed there ribbons and buttons, and could have bought every Liberty print going they were all so beautiful! (
So take a look and see what you think...and next time you are in London why not pop down and check out the area for yourself, i can guarantee you will be occupied for hours! x

Some snaps of Shoreditch

The lovely store called Insptalfields

The beautiful Liberty's displays

My favourite little haberdashery displays


Monday, 2 April 2012

My busy weekend!

Hi all,

So this weekend i have been busy making new hanging heart decorations, after many people have requested i make lavender scented here we go! I have found a lovely blue and white fabric and used some of my lovely lilac fabric i allready had, perfect! They are just fab to hang around your home or next to your bed to release a natural lavender scent. These are now available to buy from my Folksy shop:

I was also very busy at the Horse and Jockey craft fair in Chorlton, lots of lovely people there to have a chat about crafty things with and it was a very busy day. Lots of things going on in Chorlton from the big green festival and the Chorlton vintage fair, lovely to see a community coming together to support local artisans and crafts people. I can't wait until the next one!

And finally...i have a brand new website under construction!! Vicky's Pretties will soon have a website of it's very own! Exciting times! I will be selling handcrafted items made by myself and i will also be on the lookout for other fabulous people to feature on my site...i allready have a few in mind, but if you think you have a unique product that will fit into the 'Vicky's Pretties' image then i would love to hear from you! I will also eventually be selling unique items for the home, from some of the contacts i found at the Spring Fair at the this space! Exciting times are on the horizon!

That's all for now! I hope you all have a fab week xx