Loving the vintage vibe!

Here's where I'll share my obsession with vintage fabric! It's taking over my house!

I'll sharing with you my favorite fabrics, my 'adventures" in dressmaking using vintage patterns, some home furnishing ideas and no doubt I'll be telling you about any exciting finds! Love to hear about your vintage adventures too!

My first Shop was AudreysCat ( online shop May 2010) , but my new logo / name - WittyDawn , arrived Jan 2014.

I hope you'll have time to browse my shops too !

Friday, 19 May 2017

Obsessed with RAG DOLLS

Oh dear can't seem to stop making these....

BUT what a lovely way to make use of and also display some of my lovely vintage fabrics.

It was inevitable really that I would end up making these I suppose and it was a case of the design being right almost straightway . As usually I started with drawing our a design on paper an made a prototype. This was the first one and really all  I had to do was make a few changes to the arms and legs and very minor tweaks to head and body. Each one  take 4 to 5 hours to make and each one is UNIQUE.

There's a bit animal theme - so far I have BearCubs, KittyKats and RabbitRascals although I expect I'll do a few more variation ! Each one  take 4 to 5 hours to make and each one is UNIQUE.

There's a heck of a lot of pretty pale skinned Rag Doll girls out there so I though I ought to introduce a bit more variety too :)

Anyway you can find them in both my Folksy and Etsy shops . I hope you love them as much as I enjoy making them

( as I am a twin - I have a brother - I have made a few sets of twins too )

Monday, 9 January 2017

SALE !!! 40% off in my Folksy Shop this January ( 2017 )

Hi all !

I want to clear some stock to make way for new items so time to have a SUPER SALE!!!

40% off ALL items until end of January 2017 in my Folksy Shop:    -

Just use code 40OFFWITTYDAWN at the checkout

This includes ALL items in my Folksy shop - even those already in my clearance section - so lots of AMAZING BARGAINS

... and yes it even includes my mice !

as well as cushions, bunting and other great things ....

Saturday, 5 November 2016

VINTAGE HEAVEN 12th Nov 2016 !!! at Cirencester in the Cotswolds

Once again I have a stall at Vintage Heaven!!!

It is pretty much the only event I do because it is EASILY the best round here.

Why ?

- It's for two great charities - Paternoster School in Cirencester and JDRF( the type 1 diabetes charity)
- It is a STRICTLY vintage and eco charity - no new stock allowed unless from a eco or freetrade source, and the organisers do ask stallholders to remove anything that doesn't stock to this standard
- It has a fabulous selection of stalls with great items and lovely stallholders
 - It is at a super venue, there is a fabulous café and a beautifully stocked organic shop.

.... and my friend Emma organises it and it is just down the road from me , we visit this café/shop regularly.

This was all  my stall last year

It's just outside Cirencester and all the details are at Vintage Heaven at The Organic Farm Shop

I'm also taking lots of vintage fabric 'y things , crockery and small furniture items - now I do hope there won't be any bickering over this sweet sewing box! ?

( I am also taking I'm taking a LOAD of my clearance things on Folksy see above - so LOTS of under £10 items just in time for Christmas shopping eh? )

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Macmillan Sept Coffee morning and WittyDawn Autumn Sale

Well another Macmillan coffee morning has come and gone !

Thanks too all my friends and customers who supported this event- my goodness what a lot of cake was consumed.

As usual the coffee morning coincided with my Autumn WittyDawn Sale and I donated 10% of my sales to the final donation amount.


EDIT: due to a late donation the final total went up to £253.57  !!!!

This is a regular yearly event for WittyDawn - in it's 4th year now.  Macmillan is a charity we as a family have supported for many years via monthly donations too.

However this event also  gives me a chance to get all my stock out and review it for the Xmas period , it MAKES me tidy my studio and not least I get to catch up with lots of people and make a few new friends too.

Here's a few shots of my studio in sale mode:

I now have Clearance Sales running in my Etsy and Folksy online shops

My next event will be VINTAGE HEAVEN, at the Organic Farm Shop , Burford Road, Cirencester on Sat 12th November. Free entry, teas and raffle proceeds all to Paternoster School in Cirencester and JDRF - the type 1 diabetes charity, improving lives until they find the cure. They fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. Lots or really excellent quality genuine vintage and eco friendly gilts and collectables from a super group of vendors.

Hope to see you there!