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, 9 March 2018

Cotswold Craft and VINTAGE Markets - I am now a regular stallholder !!!!

So after many years of mainly online selling I have now taken a regular spot at my local Craft market in Cirencester

Please come and say hello to myself and all they other talented makers - there is a huge variety and ALL original and well made . The Cotswold Craft Market on Saturday is a REAL artisan craft market, I have been buying gifts and homewares myself there for years.

There is also an EXCELLENT cafe!!

Free admission 10am to 4.30 pm at the Corn Hall , 26 Market Place Cirencester, Glos, GL7 2NY . www.cotswoldcraftmarket.co.uk/

2018 dates when I am there :

March 10th -
April 14th and 28th
May 12th and 26th
June 9th and 23rd
July (summer break for me! no craft fairs currently booked)
August 25th
Sept 22nd                         
Oct 27th  (and also next day Sun 28th Oct Vintage and Artisans Fair same venue 10 - 4 pm)
November 10th and 24th
December 8th and 22nd
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PLUS you can visit me at my home  for......

MACMILLAN COFFEE  MORNING and OPEN STUDIO event !!!!

FRIDAY 28th September - 2pm to 5 pm 

After having a break last year I will once again be hosting a Coffee morning .... well actually afternoon as that's when I always do them ! I think with will be my 5th time now?   and so far my overall total raise has exceeded £1000 .

It's simply a chance to pop in for a cuppa and home made cake - most made by me but several donated cakes by supporters too ! I have the studio open if you fancy a look round and I donate 10% from any purchases or orders placed on the day.

Details will follow on here , Facebook and Twitter. OR pick up an invite when you visit my stall at the Corn Hall.








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? )