Friday, 1 May 2009

photo shoot and a new shop

The photo shoot in Devon went very well at the weekend and I'll post a few of the proper pics when they arrive. The models were very well behaved and the weather held out for most of the session. The dresses really were super, with beautiful hand smocked fronts and in a selection of very pretty floral cottons, they looked great with the hats. I've brought a couple back home with me to take along to the V and H fair in May so pop over and have a look.

My eldest and I also found a bargain this week in a charity shop...a little dolls house shop for £7. It was in a real state so we (or rather 'I') sanded it, painted it and added some little curtains and it looks much happier now. We can't decide what sort of shop it should be, of course my choice was a milliners but my eldest fancies a cake shop! We also need to think of a name...any suggestions? We're supposed to have some sun this weekend so have a lovely time whatever you're doing.


  1. Hi Claire

    Glad the photo shoot went well last week, the little girls look very sweet with their hats dresses and those shoes!

    What a bargin finding that shop it looks so pretty, you must of worked hard on it. hope you think of what its going to be. Have a great weekend.


  2. Oh that little shop is so sweet! The photo of the girls looks great, love the red shoes.

    By the way you have an award on my blog :)

    Mel xxx

  3. Have just found your lovely blog!

    What a lucky find of the doll's shop!

  4. The photo of the hats and dresses looks gorgeous! Look forward to seeing more...

    I think your dolls shop is wonderful ~ if only I could find things like this in charity shops, and what a bargain! Have fun with your little girl playing with this..

  5. Hi Clare
    Thank you so much for your kind and supportive wishes for Larry. It was very thoughtful of you. Did you have a good time in Frome? You were going to pop in to Bea & Evie. What pretty little girls in the photo shoot! I can't wait to see your stall at the fair and to meet you at last. What a lovely shop, great find! Very me... Have decided on what type of shop it is going to be?
    Have a great weekend
    Take care
    Isabelle x


  7. The photos are lovely & the hats look wonderful! My mum used to make smocked dresses for my daughter when she was little.

    Love the doll's shop - I suggest Bluebell House.

    Thanks for the get well message!

  8. Hi Clare,
    Thanks for finding the time to comment on my blog. I'm so looking forward to meeting you and seeing your beautiful millinery creations at the fair.
    I know that you have met my friends Ken and Jonathan at Shepton - they mentioned a while ago, a little girl in an amazing cloche hat, so I knew straight away that it would have been you and your daughter!

    What a great find from the charity shop! £7 is a real bargain - I hope you and your girls have lots of fun with your little blue residence,
    Niki x