Thursday, 29 October 2020

Autumn & Halloween Collection


 Hello welcome to our Autumn & Halloween Collection......



BALTHAZAR
BALTHAZAR

BALTHAZAR
Balthazar is 7.5"or 19cm high created from antique mohair in rich auburn brown.
He wears a antique silk smoking jacket made from a gothic looking victorian silk brocade.
His smoking cap is faded velvet trimmed with antique gold wire braid and silk tassel.
Balthazar wears our velvet slippers in faded cocoa hand stitched with leather soles.
He comes with his own cigarette & cigarette holder in his top pocket.
He is trying to give up at some point! 
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED



ARTEMAS

ARTEMAS
Artemas is 4.5" or 11.5cm high and created from worn antique mohair in faded cinnamon.
Artemas has glass eyes and a centre seam head with a wobble neck joint.
His fur is very old and has worn away places to give the look of a very old bear.
Artemas wears a warm vintage wool scarf which I hand dyed in faded yellow.
Limited Edition One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

FABIAN


FABIAN

Fabian is 3.5"or 9cm high created from hand dyed mohair in faded ash gold.
                           This tiny little wizard wears a silver lurex stripe costume the fabric was 
salvaged from the hem of a vintage 1970's dress.
His hat is made from antique velvet with antique black jet crescent moon.
Fabian's shoes are made using vintage velvet with black jet buttons.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED


BLAZE
BLAZE

Blaze is 3"or 7.5cm high and created from antique mohair in bright auburn red.
He has tiny glass eyes and skipped stitched nose.
Blaze is sits on a hand made autumn brown 
velvet & felt leaf with a spray of antique velvet leaves.
Limited Edition 1/1 
ONE OFF ADOPTED

HORTENSIA

HORTENSIA
HORTENSIA
Hortensia is 3.25" or 8cm high and created from hand dyed mohair in pale spice cinnamon.
This tiny little witch wears purple satin dress trimmed with antique black lace
 and antique black glass button.
Hortensia has a gorgeous magic invisibility cloak covered in sequins 
this was from a 1920's antique piece of lace.
Hortensia wears our little hand made shoes created from antique black satin.
She carries her own hand carved witches broom.
She comes with the vintage Vinolia face powder box lined with antique writing paper.
I have used one of these before for halloween and delighted to find another!
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MISTER PUMPKIN

MISTER PUMPKIN
Mister Pumpkin is 3"or 7.5" high and created from hand dyed mohair in pumpkin spice.
He is quite pleased with his pumpkin which has grown very well this year.
 hand made from hand dyed velvet.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED


MYSTIC HAND
MYSTIC HAND 
Mystic Hand Sculpted Wall Art

Simon is creating more of these sculpted textile art designs and this one is a palm readers hand.

The sculpted hand is created from antique silk satin and set on antique black embroidered gypsy shawl
Set in a Vintage round frame 6" or 15cm with convex glass.
Edition Number 1 SOLD 
Edition Number 2 Available to order.


Other designs we have previously created such as the the man in the moon & 
silver moons can be made to order.














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Thank you for visiting should you wish to adopt any of our designs.

Please contact us by email 
info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook or instagram.

Wishing you all a frightfully fun halloween what ever you are doing.

Paula & Simon
xx































Friday, 23 October 2020

Autumn & Halloween Collection coming soon....

Hello 

We invite you to our Autumn & Halloween Collection which will feature on our blog next week.


Autumn & Halloween Collection coming very soon......

 

Autumn & Halloween Collection


Thursday 29th October 
7.30pm 

Wishing you all a Happy Halloween!
Paula & Simon
xx


Thursday, 17 September 2020

September Song Collection

 

Hello and welcome to our September Song Collection......

BIRDIE
BIRDIE
BIRDIE
Birdie stands at 6"or 15cm high created from hand dyed vintage plush and vintage mohair.
She is has been inspired by a beautiful victorian advertising trade card for willmantic thread.
Birdie has a hand carved beak with sculpted wings and tail feathers tiny velvet shoes all made by Simon.
She wears a lace trimmed bonnet which came from a original antique lace bonnet this can be removed.
Her ribbons are all hand dyed using a advocado plant dye.
She carries a tiny spool of vintage thread under her wing.
Limited Edition 6 SOLD OUT

TODDY

TODDY

TODDY

Toddy stands at 6.5" or 16cm high created from warm golden brown mohair with dark backing.
He wears a antique cotton sailor top trimmed with T vintage motif and antique linen buttons.
His trousers are from cream antique wool.
Toddy has blue velvet shoes which are hand made by ourselves using our sculpts 
they are hand stitched with leather soles.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

BUZZ
BUZZ
BUZZ
Buzz is one of our larger bear at 8"or 20cm high
He is created from the softest antique mohair and hand dyed a faded honey.
Buzz sits inside a antique 1920s waxed card honey pot 
with the most beautiful graphics in warm autumnal shades.
Buzz wears a vintage velvet ribbon and has vintage brass bee on the end of his paw!.
I have added a bouquet of faded vintage flowers,wheat and grasses. 

I have made Buzz an edition of 3 as I have 3 honey pots.
This is number 1 the other two in the edition can be made to order.
Limited Edition Numbers 1 and 2 ADOPTED 
Number 3 Available to order.

ALOUETTE



ALOUETTE
Alouette stands at 3.25" or 8cm tall.
Created from hand dyed mohair in a soft delicate peach pink
All the fabrics were dyed naturally using advocado which gives the most wonderful peachy pinks.
Alouette wears silk and silk crepe lace dress with lots of ruffles.
Her velvet shoes are also hand dyed to match her clothes.
They are sculpted and handstitched with leather soles.
She has a vintage tiny bird charm as a necklace and carries vintage flowers.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED
PENNY LANE
PENNY LANE
PENNY LANE

Penny Lane stands 3.25"or 8cm tall.
Created from mohair using natural hand dye from elderberries in a faded heather.
Penny Lane is another one of our designs inspired by vintage 70's fashion.
She wears a penny lane coat like a afghan coat made from embroidered silk with fur collar.
She has silver bells from a old 70's dress as her necklace.
Her shoes are also hand dyed with the elderberries in velvet.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED


MARINO 

MARINO
MARINO
Marino is one of our tiniest bears at 2.75" or 7.5cm
Created from antique mohair in faded cinnamon.
Marino sails in Winkle his little sailing boat made from a tiny vintage wooden clog.
He wears a striped sailor shirt with anchor motif red cotton shorts.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

SIRENA


SIRENA




SIRENA


Sirena is 3" or 7.5cm high without her tail in her tail she is 4" or 10cm.
Sirena is created from naturally dyed mohair in advocado in a shell pink.
She wears a mermaid costume of pink satin silvery fish tail which can be removed.
Created from hand dyed antique silk satin and trimmed with antique metal lace with silver sequins.
Serina's headdress created from antique mother pearl button a 
periwinkle shell and silver lace trimmed with hand dyed silk chiffon.
She sits a beautiful pink shell decorated with seaweed and netting tiny shells and star fish.
Limited Edition One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

LINNET



LINNET


LINNET
Linnet is 3.25" or 8cm high 
Created from genuine antique mohair.
Gorgeous faded blush rose pink.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

MERLE

MERLE
MERLE
Merle is 3.25" or 8cm high created from antique mohair in faded green.
He wears a vintage bird charm around his neck with vintage ribbon.
Merle is a collector of feathers and comes in a vintage leather box that he can lay down and travel in.
His collection of feathers are all British birds and are 
Jay,Owl,Duck,Pheasant,Blackbird,Sparrow and Lesser Spotted woodpecker.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

SPARROW

SPARROW
SPARROW
SPARROW
Sparrow is 3.25" or 8cm high and created from soft vintage plush
Hand dyed in a faded tawny brown shade.
He is traditionally stuffed like antique bears using finest grade wood wool.
Sparrow wears a hand dyed silk ribbon and acorn charm.
Limited Edition One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

MYSTIC EYE



MYSTIC EYE


MYSTIC EYE

Sculpted wall art by Simon 
A sculptured ex voto style sculpted eye with rays of light.
Created from bright gold antique silk satin and antique gold wire lace.
The pupil is an antique French brass button piece is set on antique silk velvet.

Round Vintage frame with convex glass.


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Thank you for visiting our blog 
Warmest Wishes Paula & Simon 
xx


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