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 Number 1 of 6

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

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 Number of 1 of 3

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

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

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

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.
One Off 1/1

LINNET



LINNET


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

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

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

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.

END OF SHOW




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


should you wish to adopt any of the designs 



please contact me
either by email
info@paulastrethill-smith.com
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Thursday, 10 September 2020

September Song Collection coming soon....

 Hello 

We hope you are all keeping well.

Right now we all need a little something to look forward to so we hope that you will be happy to hear that our next collection September Song will be ready soon! 




September Song Collection

Thursday 17th September 
at 7.30pm
paulastrethill-smith.blogspot.com

 We look forward to sharing our latest designs

Warmest Wishes 

Paula & Simon

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Wild Flower Collection


Hello and welcome to our Wild Flower Collection....

We know that these times have been very challenging hoping that you are all keeping well and staying safe.

Our latest designs have been inspired by wild flowers with a nod to the 70's love & peace festival vibes using vintage and antique textiles.



WILD ROSE


WILD ROSE

Wild Rose is 3.5"or 9cm high created from hand dyed mohair in pale rose pink.
She wears a silk fringed bodice embroidered with flowers which is
a small fragment repurposed from a antique piano shawl.
Trimmed with a tiny vintage floral charm.
 Her petal skirt has been created from a faded rose millinery flower.
She wears hand dyed faded pink velvet shoes hand made by ourselves.
Wild rose wears a boho headpiece with pink and yellow vintage flowers.

ONE OFF 1/1
ADOPTED




RHIANNON


RHIANNON

RHIANNON

Rhiannon is 3.5" or 9cm high created from hand dyed mohair in faded dark blonde.
Rhiannon is named after a Fleetwood Mac song inspired by Stevie Nicks who loved this boho style.
She wears a antique fringed black silk jacket with exquisite embroidered flowers which I have repurposed from a antique Chinese silk shawl.
Trimmed antique black glass button and lace and flower headpiece and vintage bouquet.
Rhiannon wears our hand made shoes in a soft coral pink velvet.

ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED


DONOVAN


DONOVAN
Donovan is 3.25" or 8cm high miniature bear in hand dyed mohair in faded gold.
He wears a antique blue and silver thread boho jacket edged with velvet and floral silk ribbon.
Cream trousers and blue handmade velvet blue shoes.
Trimmed with multicoloured glass bead necklace and he carries a bouquet of dried wild flowers.

ONE OFF 1/1
ADOPTED



PATCHOULI


PATCHOULI

Patchouli is 3.5 or 9cm high in hand dyed mohair in foxglove pink.
Patchouli wears a boho long duster jacket in a gorgeous floral printed vintage textile.
I have edged her jacket with velvet and added vintage button.
Her shoes are hand made by ourselves in our studio and created from hand dyed pink velvet.
Patchouli 70's look is completed antique silk fringed boho head scarf 
and a  bouquet of dried wild flowers.

ONE OFF 1/1
ADOPTED

CORNFLOWER


CORNFLOWER

Cornflower is 3.5"or 9cm high created from hand dyed mohair in cornflower blue.
She wears a antique crochet lace dress with floral motifs and silk ribbon sash.
Her shoes are hand dyed in a deep cornflower blue velvet and hand stitched with leather soles.
Her head piece is created from a antique millinery cornflower 
she also carries a small bouquet of this wild flower.
ONE OFF 1/1
ADOPTED


SUNFLOWER


SUNFLOWER

Sunflower is 3.25 or 8cm high created from hand dyed mohair in sunflower gold.
He wears antique linen dungarees hand dyed in sage green
and a brown cotton gardening jacket.
Sunflower wears our hand made shoes in brown suede with leather soles.
He carries a bouquet of tiny golden dried flowers.
ONE OFF 1/1
ADOPTED



MEADOW 

MEADOW

Meadow is 3.5" high created hand dyed mohair in pale sky blue.
He wears antique silk waistcoat with floral design trimmed with tiny antique black glass buttons.
Hand dyed antique silk trousers with velvet hand stitched shoes.
Meadow carries a bouquet of dried wild flowers and meadow grass.
ONE OFF 1/1
ADOPTED


HONEY BEE



HONEY BEE



HONEY BEE
Sculpted Wall Art by Simon 

Honey Bee is created from hand dyed antique plush in bright gold with airbrushed markings.
Her wings are made from antique lace and gold thread.
This bee sculpture is set on a antique silk textile with embroidered pink and mauve flowers.
This is repurposed antique textile from fragments of a silk fringed piano shawl.
These sculpted wall art designs are in original vintage frames 
which Simon has converted into box frames using convex glass.
We have tried to give the appearance of a curious old display case from a natural history museum.


HONEY BEE

We have created a Edition of 3 Honey Bees
 in the round frames with the same antique textile in this design.
We are making more Bees on different backgrounds to add to the range of our previous
 sculpted wall art in Sun,Moon and Heart designs. 

 ADOPTED


We hope you enjoyed our latest collection 
Thank you for visiting.
Should you wish to adopt any of the designs or require further information of availability
please email me at

info@paulastrethill-smith.com

 p.strethillsmith@btconnect.com

or message me on facebook or instagram.

Wishing you all Love,Peace and Happiness

Paula & Simon 
xx