A Good Olde Gossip…

February 22nd, 2011

Presenting Agnes and Mabel…
Two delightful Edwardian characters dressed in their finest…
Remembering the good old days…

Agnes wears a beige silk double layer dress,
trimmed with vintage laces and beautiful braid…

An Edwardian large hat finished with vintage lace and elaborate feathers, a topaz and diamond broach, pearl necklace and handbag complete her ensemble.

Mabel wears an violet silk dress, trimmed with vintage laces,
she wears a huge elaborate hat trimmed with feathers…

Dripping with jewelry she wears a double strand pearl necklace, a diamond broach at her neck and a huge diamond ring on her finger, she too has a matching handbag.

If your interested in Agnes or Mabel or would like to
commission something similar…
please do not hesitate to e-mail me to discus your
requirements further.

Lisa x

“We do not remember the days…
we remember the moments.”
~ Cesare Pavese ~

Edwardian Lady…

February 3rd, 2011

Presenting my latest commissioned Edwardian Lady…
Fashioned in an elaborate feathered hat, with a broach and ear-rings of genuine Swarovski crystals and a vintage bead
hand-strung necklace.

Wearing a silk skirt with a cream frilled hem and batiste blouse trimmed with beautiful vintage laces and tiny vintage peal buttons.
My client was so pleased she penned this lovely e-mail
making me burst with pride…

Thank You Marianne, you made my day!

Lisa x

“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Le Boudoir…

January 19th, 2011

A risqué Edwardian Lady… “Le Boudoir”

Wearing undergarments of bloomers with two rows of tiny pin tucks, a chemise underneath a highly detailed silk corset…
All made using vintage laces. All hand-sewn.

Black stockings and three strap buttoned leather shoes
complete the ensemble.

If your interested in commissioning something similar to Le Boudoir…
please do not hesitate to e-mail me to discus your
requirements further.

Lisa x

Those who belittle your dreams…
are too afraid to persue their own.”
~ Unknown ~

Presenting Lavinia…

December 30th, 2010

An elegant Edwardian Lady …
Dressed in the finest of silk ensembles, trimmed with
vintage braid and lace …

A vintage lace shawl and an elaborate matching silk hat with beautiful curled feathers and a parasol
complete the ensemble …

At her neck she wears a fine necklace with a Swarovski diamond droplet and matching ear rings …
As always, all seams are hand sewn.

If your interested in Lavinia or would like to
commission something similar…
please do not hesitate to e-mail me to discus your
requirements further.

Lisa x

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.
~ Joey Adams ~

Le Mademoiselle …

December 18th, 2010

… Presenting Le Mademoiselle …

Wearing nothing but a sheer Silk Mouseline ‘Robe-de-Chambre’

Tumbling curls and a over sized bow….

Le Mademoiselle is a Special Commissioned piece, however if your interested in her or would like something similar…
please do not hesitate to e-mail me to discus your
requirements in further detail.

Lisa x


“Think all you speak, BUT never…
speak all you think.”
~ Winter Rose ~

Any Old Chair………

November 30th, 2010

Can you remember the dilema I had with my chair in a previous post?
“Take a Chair …….”

… Well, I finally decided to cover it with some lovely …
Laura Ashley cranberry velvet spot fabric
which I had lying around
….. its not really what I had planned for it …..
… it kind of just evolved…
but I’m really quite pleased with it……………

What do you think…………. ?

Lisa x

“Everything will be okay in the end.
If it’s not okay…it’s not the end.”
~ Unknown ~

Votes For Women…

November 19th, 2010

A Campaigning Suffragette… c1908
wearing a simple yet pretty and feminine Edwardian day dress, complete with a ‘Votes for Women’ sash… handing leaflets out.

The movement for women to have the vote started in 1897 when the
‘National Union of Women’s Suffrage’ was founded.

Suffragettes carried out direct action such as chaining themselves to railings, setting fire to mailbox contents, smashing windows and on occasions setting off bombs.

Many suffragettes were imprisoned and subsequently went on hunger strikes, during which they were restrained and forcibly fed.

Around, 1908 the Suffragettes adopted the colour scheme of Green, White and Violet: green symbolising hope, white for purity, and purple for dignity…..

A portrait badge of Emmeline Pankhurst ~ c1909 ~ Sold in large numbers by the Suffragettes to raise funds for its cause.
~ Museum of London ~

The initials of the colours “GWV” were also code for
“Give Women Votes”

In 1918, the Representation of the People Act was passed by Parliament, meaning women of property over the age of 30 had the right to vote ~ not all women, therefore, could vote ~ but it was a major start!

This Edwardian Suffragette is sold, however if your interested in commissioning her or would like to discuss something similar…
please do not hesitate to e-mail me to discus your
requirements in further detail.

Lisa x


“Things do not change…we change.”
~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Meet Sir Rauff Aldersey…

November 14th, 2010

The fifth and final “Special Commissioned’ Tudor dolls.

Like his son, Sir Rauff Aldersey wears a doublet/jerkin of black silk, with slashes of black and grey silk, trimmed with grey silk and Swarovski crystals, matching pant-hose showing slashes of grey silk beneath and black nether hose with simple laced leather shoes
complete his ensemble.

Like his son, stiff neck and sleeve ruffs which were forever associated with Elizabethan costume, and to complete his ensemble he wears a Tudor Henrocian bonnet.

‘Sumptuary Laws’ attempted to enforce the notion that certain details of dress were appropriate to specific ranks of society.

Such laws were set not only as to the type of fabric permitted but also the amount that could be used in a single garment…. for example the use of velvet for gowns was limited to those earning £200 or more per year, thankfully as Sir Rauff Aldersey, a merchant
is not effected by such laws.

He is Specially Commissioned, however if your interested in him or would like something similar…
please do not hesitate to e-mail me to discus your
requirements in further detail.

Lisa x

“For now I wyll were thys, and now I wyll were that;
Now I wyll were I cannot tell what”
~ Andrew Borde ~
circa 1542 ~

Meet Ellen…

November 13th, 2010

The forth of five “Special Commissioned’ Tudor dolls.
Like her Mother, Ellen wears clothing typical of late 16th century.

She wears an ‘open’ partlet, worn ‘open’ mostly by younger unmarried women, a simple necklace can be seen beneath along with a diamond and pearl broach, a gift from her father.

Sleeve rolls were worn to hide the points by which the sleeve was attached to the bodice, peacock blue silk can be seen
beneath the slashes.
Tied around her waist is a pomander studded with cloves, it was given to Ellen by her brother Robert as a gift for Christmas.
The very talented Vicky of NJD created it.

Ellen wears a peacock blue silk underskirt and a black silk open over skirt. Her sleeves have silk sewn in a ‘hatching’ style again regretfully not visible in the picture.

Ellen is Specially Commissioned, however if your interested in her or would like something similar…
please do not hesitate to e-mail me to discus your
requirements in further detail.

Lisa x


“Things do not change…we change.”
~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Meet Lady Katherine Aldersey…

November 13th, 2010

The third of five “Special Commissioned’ Tudor dolls.

Lady Katherine, wears an open partlet, under which her Ruby necklace can be seen. Over she wears ‘bodies’ of black silk, otherwise known as a ‘bodice’. Red slashes can be seen on the shoulder rolls.

Looking closely one can see her French Hood.

She wears a red silk underskirt and a black silk open over skirt. Her sleeves have silk sewn in a ‘hatching’ style – although regretfully detailing of which cannot be seen in the picture.

Completing her ensemble Lady Katherine, wears a beautiful Ruby and pearl broach on her bodice, pearl ear rings and stiff cuff and neck ruffs all typical of the Tudor period.

As previously mentioned, she is Specially Commissioned, however if your interested in her or would like something similar…
please do not hesitate to e-mail me to discus your
requirements in further detail.

Lisa x


“Everything will be okay in the end.
If it’s not okay…it’s not the end.”
~ Unknown ~