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Fabric and paper miniature art dress and coat Little Ida's Flowers by Hans Christian Anderson by MesssieJessie

Fabric and paper miniature art dress and coat Little Ida's Flowers by Hans Christian Anderson by MesssieJessie

68.00 GBP

Fabric and paper miniature art dress and coat -inspired by the fairy story "Little Ida's Flowers" by Hans Christian Anderson. 28cm wide, 50cm high.

Inspired by this beautiful fairy story is this hand sewn dress and coat capturing the natural simple beauty of a peony off to her first ball. The coat is made from a light soft lilac taffeta which represents the peony's petals. The dress is made from a soft worn vintage child's cotton dress, with added tulle and vintage lace. Under the dress is a wire hoop to give the dress a fullness.
The coat and dress has many intricate stitching and details.

“I was in the garden out there yesterday with my mother,” said Ida, “but all the leaves were off the trees, and there was not a single flower left. Where are they? I used to see so many in the summer.”

“They are in the castle,” replied the student. “You must know that as soon as the king and all the court are gone into the town, the flowers run out of the garden into the castle, and you should see how merry they are. The two most beautiful roses seat themselves on the throne, and are called the king and queen, then all the red cockscombs range themselves on each side, and bow, these are the lords-in-waiting. After that the pretty flowers come in, and there is a grand ball. The blue violets represent little naval cadets, and dance with hyacinths and crocuses which they call young ladies. The tulips and tiger-lilies are the old ladies who sit and watch the dancing, so that everything may be conducted with order and propriety.”

The hanger is included

August 24, 2015   No Comments yet, your thoughts are welcome

Wire and papier mache Sculpture – The Enchanted White Peacock by MesssieJessie

Wire and papier mache Sculpture - The Enchanted White Peacock by MesssieJessie

102.00 GBP

Wire and papier mache Sculpture -Inspired by The Enchanted White Peacock fairy tale. She stands at 42cm high, 46cm wide and 20cm deep.

This magical fairy tale tells the story of young Prince Orion Journey’s to the Kingdom of the Enchanted White Peacock to discover the mystery behind this beautiful creature.

The figure is made from wire and papier mache and stands on a paper mache base.. Her hair is made from frayed satin edging. Her crown is also made from wire and a selection of vintage beads. The crown can be taken off. Her dress sweeps down representing the white peacock's beautiful tail. It is made from white vintage soft cottons, muslin, satin and book papers which have been stitched to make them flexible and strong. The dress has been constructed using many intricate stitches. Threads from the stitches drape across the tail like dress.

This piece is carefully and lovingly packaged.

August 17, 2015   No Comments yet, your thoughts are welcome

Fabric and paper miniature art dress and coat The Nightingale by Hans Christian Anderson by MesssieJessie

Fabric and paper miniature art dress and coat The Nightingale by Hans Christian Anderson by MesssieJessie

74.00 GBP

Fabric and paper miniature art dress and coat -inspired by the fairy story "The Nightingale" by Hans Christian Anderson. 22cm wide, 58cm high.

Inspired by this beautiful fairy story is this hand sewn dress and coat capturing the natural simple beauty of the nightingale and it's beautiful song. The coat is made from a light grey pleated taffeta which represents the nightingale's wings which are neatly folded on her back. The dress is made from a soft grey tulle representing the soft delicate feathers on her chest.
The coat has many intricate stitching and details. The added pieces of fabric are all vintage including the brooch on her chest.
Embroidered on her dress is a quote from the story.

and even Death himself listened, and said, “Go on, little nightingale, go on.”

Death continued to stare at the emperor with his cold, hollow eyes, and the room was fearfully still. Suddenly there came through the open window the sound of sweet music. Outside, on the bough of a tree, sat the living nightingale. She had heard of the emperor’s illness, and was therefore come to sing to him of hope and trust. And as she sung, the shadows grew paler and paler; the blood in the emperor’s veins flowed more rapidly, and gave life to his weak limbs; and even Death himself listened, and said, “Go on, little nightingale, go on.”

The hanger is included

August 1, 2015   No Comments yet, your thoughts are welcome

Assemblage miniature house book sculpture A forgotten place by MesssieJessie

Assemblage miniature house book sculpture A forgotten place by MesssieJessie

102.00 GBP

Assemblage book sculpture -" A forgotten Time " A small vignette of a miniature house.

Small 29cm high, 20cm wide, 15cm depth, book sculpture.

A small three dimensional assemblage comprising a backdrop fashioned from the remnants of an old book, which has been made into a miniature house which is worn with age telling the story of an forgotten time. A platform has been inserted into the book to form the floor. paper mache shutters open out into a room embellished with lots of small details emphasizing the age and patina of the room. A small lace ballet style dress hangs from the wall, no doubt with a story to tell, made from vintage lace and book papers.
Below is a beautiful antique leather display box which has the smallest little fastening and hinge, full of detail, used as a trunk which holds special memories I'm sure. Beside the trunk are a tiny pair of ballet slippers made from book papers.
Behind the chandelier is a 3 volt LED bulb. A spare battery is included.
Carefully and lovingly packaged.

July 25, 2015   No Comments yet, your thoughts are welcome

Commission listing for T RESERVED by MesssieJessie

Commission listing for T RESERVED by MesssieJessie

1.00 GBP

Vintage wooden box assemblage, 17 inches high, 9 inches wide and 5 inches deep.

The wedding dress has been made from vintage lace and tulle, and has many small details. The wedding veil is made from vintage lace and small vintage flowers.

The chandeliers are made from costume jewelery and have 3 volt LED lights attached.

The inside of the box has been collaged, painted with acrylics and silver leaf applied.

The quote reads "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string." L.M. Montgomery. Anne of Avonlea.

July 21, 2015   No Comments yet, your thoughts are welcome

Fabric embroidered art book in a wooden box, Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Mourier by MesssieJessie

Fabric embroidered art book in a wooden box, Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Mourier by MesssieJessie

58.50 GBP

Art assemblage vintage fabric, hand embroidered book hidden in a vintage cigar box. Embroidered in the book are quotes from the novel Frenchman's Creek by the author Daphne Du Mourier.

An assemblage of another time captured in a small vintage wooden box which is 21cm wide, 12cm deep and 4.5cm high.

A beautiful secretive wooden box that whispers when the cover draws back. A little fabric book of memories for our heroine Dona with her Frenchman one summer in Cornwall on his ship La Mouette.

Each page has lots of small details and lots of little stitches done by hand. The vintage fabrics vary from wool,silk and cotton.

June 22, 2015   No Comments yet, your thoughts are welcome