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  1. Gold and grey birdcage, races headpiece, alternative wedding Gold and grey circlet, bridal halo and crown for alternative bride

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    Introducing a new collection of hair accessories for the alternative bride - Fairy Dreams. A small ecclectic mix of headbands and crowns in golds and greys, for those venturing a little bit away from the traditional route for their wedding.

    Inspired by an autumn woodland wedding, with a little bit of fairy tale added to the mix, and a slight touch of princess too, this small collection is definitely not for those who are having a traditional wedding. The range is based on golden wire shaped into irregular leafy forms and embellished with gold and grey rhinestones, crystals, beads and seed beads. For some of the items, I have added some golden sheer organza leaves, and for the birdcage, a rich golden Russian veil was just the thing required!

    Each item has a little bit of its own quirk:

    - The birdcage would make a fantastic addition to a vintage theme wedding, and would suit a lady who loves her glam! The golden diamond netting is diagonally placed across the face, and the decorative feature sits off-centre on the top of the headband. Wear this with a bright red lipstick to stand out!!

    - The simple circlet or halo is delicate and beautiful, definitely a woodland fairy type of accessory, which works great for a bride with or without a veil, but would equally be great for bridesmaids.

    - The headband with its sparkly tiara-like feature is small enough not to detract from the rest of the outfit, but different enough to feel special. Again, this can be work with or without a veil (a golden one would look amazing!), but I also think that it would work well as a prom hair accessories, or for any other special occasion where you want a little bit of shine in your hair.

    - Finally, the small crown is a real princessy show stopper! Small enough to fit into one hand, this coronet is delicate but impactful. This is definitely for a princess, fairy tale wedding!

    With the exception of the circlet, all the items in this collection are one-of-a-kinds, and therefore totally unique. As much as I loved working on them, I love to know that there are some pieces that are totally your own, and will not be seen worn by someone else! All the pieces are currently available ready-to-go from my Etsy shop.

  2. Wedding dress alteration, bridal alterations, dress alterationsMost clothes that we buy nowadays can be worn with a little bit of freedom and don't need to be perfectly fitted. In fact, that's probably a good thing as we all know that we don't all have the exact same shape and size, and certainly, very few of us have the exact shape of the dummies and perfect models used for the design and making of ready-made clothes.

    Every so often however, we get in a situation where something is not quite right. Whether it is simply the length of the skirt or sleeves, or whether it's about the fit on the chest, waistline or hips, sometimes we just know a little alteration is just what's needed to make your outfit perfect. When you've found the perfect dress - whether it is a wedding dress, a bridesmaids dress, a cocktail dress, a prom dress, one for a special celebratory event, or even if it's something for everyday wear, work or casual wear, it is hard to walk away because of a tiny little modification that's required. That's when you need to bite the bullet, buy the item and send it off for some alterations.

    I have been making clothes and altering clothes for over 25 years, and although this is not my main line of business, I still love to make clothes fit. So if you live in the Nantwich area and need any form of alteration, give me a call for a quick chat, and if I can help with your dress alterations, I will be more than happy to!

    Mobile: 07766766573

    Photo Credit: @CreativeCommonStockPhotos  


  3. Here's my Little Cuties collection. It's all in pretty pastels, mostly pinks and ivory, and it's not for any bride, or even bridesmaids - it's been specially made for 4yrs and under.

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    This range is unusual for me because I tend to focus mostly on adults. However, I did decide to participate in a recent Baby and Toddler Fair, to support the students at Reaseheath College through the Etsy South Cheshire team, and this was the fun outcome.

    The headbands are all made with a soft elastic base, and all embellished with a fabric flower or two, embellished with lace, beads or just completely with fabrics. The hair clips are all fabric flowers set onto a white hair clip. The colours are all pastels, all from a rainbow pastel range of fabrics that I had in stock - lemon yellow, salmon pink, baby pink, berry pink, the soft blue that I have been using for most of my 'Something Blue' items, a tiny bit of sage green, and of course, ivory.

    Hair clips for girls, party favours, birthday party goodie bag filler, floral hair clips, flower hairclips toddler headbands for christenings or weddings

    The headbands are £5 per headband for those with a single fabric flower, and £8 for those with 2 flowers (plus P&P or free collection), and the hair clips from £4. They can be purchased from my ETSY shop, or simply by getting in touch directly.


    As with any item for babies and very little ones, please be cautious with headbands and clips, and never allow your child to play with the accessories without your supervision. The flowers may have small parts such as beads and while care has been taken to attach all embellishments very securely, these are not toys to be played with. Headbands and hairclips should also never be worn without constant adult supervision - and should be removed when a child falls asleep.