Saturday, 6 December 2008

Wound Up

Here is a sample of the new range I have been making. They are wire rings, in a variety of colours and based on Rennie Macintosh designs. (prolly spelt that wrong lol)

Please Read This....

If you could spare 5mins to read the following link it would be much appreciated.... it would be even better if you could help. :) Thanks in advance.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

New Beaded Cluster Rings

I made these rings last night and i'm really happy at how they came out. My favourite is the purple one but I do love the black goth inspired ring as well.

I have listed these on my website along with a few other new additions.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Loving His Work.....

Ok I am biased but i'm loving these acrylics painted by my dad.

Bright and Breezy

Summer Glory

These originals are up for sale on and would make the ideal xmas gift for that someone special. Click Here for further details.

Xmas Card Making today....

Well thats the idea, I have the afternoon all to myself as my daughter is out with grandparents.

What's the betting im still sat here xmas shopping in a hour....... pretty good odds I would say. :)

Monday, 24 November 2008

My Latest Creation...

Apologies in advance for the poor photo quality... one min its dark, then light, then dark.... it's driving me menkal.

Anyway here it is, inspired by a hair piece worn by Anne Boleyn on the Tudors, it has turquoise petals with diamante style detailing. All hand rolled, moulded and sewn.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

What I've Been Making...

I've been setting aside some time to make some bits. I am quite happy with both I really enjoyed making them. Lets hope some else likes them too. :)

Punk/Goth Hair Piece - Anti Christmas

This funky hair piece was made using a tartan ribbon in the dior rose style with black netting background.This would make the ideal hair accessory or even a cool gift for someone with a love of alternative fashion.
The approx size of the hair piece is 6 x 6 inches.
£6.99 + £1.00 P&P

This brooch was made using retro/vintage ribbon sewn into a dior rose/rosette shape. It has a simple safety clasp on the back.This is a funky piece for someone with alternative style.
The approx size of the brooch is 3 x 3 inches.
£2.99 + £1.00 P&P

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Luxury Handmade Boa Style Long Scarf - Winter Gems £5.99

You are looking at a gorgeous handmade scarf from Fraggies Fripperies. It features a mixture of beautiful bright colours in shades of gold, red, mint and blue. It is soft and luxurious and bound to keep you warm during the winter months.

This scarf would also make an ideal gift for that someone special.

The length of the scarf is approx 72" and made using 100% Polyester.

Click here to view.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Cool New Site

Take a look at they have some of the most amazing handcrafted items on offer. Perfect for buying an original gift for someone special.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

SP Handmade Funky R2D2 Lookalike Earrings

You are looking at a pair of funky handmade earrings. They feature a plastic R2D2 Lookalike charm on a silver plated earring wire.These would make an ideal small gift for someone special.

The approx length of the earring is 1 inch.
Visit for more details.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Luxury Handmade Boa Style Scarf

You are looking at a gorgeous handmade scarf from Fraggies Fripperies. It features a mixture of beautiful colours such as pink, purple, blue, gold, and green. It is soft and luxurious and bound to keep you warm during the winter months.

This scarf would also make an ideal gift for that someone special.
The length of the scarf is approx 52".

Visit for more information.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Autumn Sale

Fraggies Fripperies are having their Autumn Sale starting tomorrow and running until the 30th Novemeber.

25% off all items, take a look at our ideal small xmas gifts.!!!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

New Items

Well I finally got around to sorting myself out and I have some new items listed on my website.

Below is a sneaky peak at one of my new additions...

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Eek So Long in Updating My Blog....

Where has the time gone? I swear it wasnt this long since I blogged. :)

Well things have been a little quiet this end. I'm still doing odd bits and working on new ideas as usual. I have recently found out that im expecting so i'm taking things a little slower.

You can still find me at and also there is a new and exciting auction site where I have begun listing my items. Check out or follow this link for my store

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Hair Accessories

Whilst the sewing machine is out I decided to make some different versions of the hair accessories featured on my previous posts. The top two again are attached to a hair slide but the cute navy and white star bow is attached by a hair grip.
Stars and bows seem to be on trend at the moment and they accessories will finish off your look. Keep an eye out at for further details for purchasing.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Check this out....

If you want to see what the next generation of designers are up to watch the Southampton Solent Graduate Fashion Show live. Follow the link below to watch the show online on Wednesday 4th June at 6:30pm.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

My New Project!

My OH found this fab dolls house at the..... yes you guessed it car boot sale. :D

It cost £15 which I think is a bargain. It is battered and bruised and most of the furniture is damaged but with a little tlc I can restore it to its former glory. It's meant to be for my daughter but I have a feeling that I will be playing with it more than her.

Oooh I cant wait to get started.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

New Stuff...

My friend asked me to create some accessories for her graduation show. Below are the results (that I remembered to photograph) The first two are hair accessories attached by comb and the ring is a funky elasticated pink ruffle.

I want to wish my friend the best of luck for her show, she's dealt with so much recently and she deserves to do well. Good luck 'Placebo Lady'!!! ;)

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Card Fun

This weekend has been spent mainly making cards. I had a flash of inspiration so made the most of an empty house whilst the 'rabble' were at the seaside. (apologies for the iffy photo quality)

This first card was inspired by my new found fondness of gardening. If only my garden was a colourful as this card. :)

I really enjoyed making this 'Happy Birthday' card. I used clashing papers, ribbon stickers and attempted to perfect my use of wooden stamps.

Finally this card was made using stylish paper from Dovecraft. This would make an ideal card for someone with sophisticated taste.

All these cards will be featured on my website over the coming days. Or you can take a peek at my auctions on the newest UK auction site

Monday, 2 June 2008

Crazy Car Booting

When all 'normal' people were snuggled up in bed on a grey sunday morning I was being dragged around the car boot sale. It was cold and grey and drizzling and my bed seemed like a much better option.

Whilst I stropped my way around the boot sale I stumbled across six volumes of Newnes Pictorial Knowledge encyclopedias. Instantly my brain was thinking I could cut up these bad boys and make some interesting stationary with them. They cost a whopping £3 and I made the OH carry them as punishment for the early wake-up call.

It wasnt until I got home and looked closely that I discovered how amazing they were. They dated back to the 1930's and the imagery and descriptions were a riot to read.

They cover a wide range of subjects with lovely illustrations; a few in colour. I couldnt cut them up it would be such a shame and I would love for my daughter to be able to read them one day.

It was suggested to me that I should scan the images I like and print onto a parchment paper, having the best of both worlds. I can still create the things that are whizzing around my brain and also keep a set of wonderful books that in a few years may be worth more than the £3 I..... I mean the OH paid for. ;)

Watch this space for the results...

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Cowboy Candle Making....

My new hobby is candle making (one day I will stick with one craft) I've tried some basic melts but I could do alot better. Luckily I have some help from candle makers at 'Candles Soap 'n' Scent' who have been great at pointing me in the right direction. Here is an example of my not so successful fruit melts.

Monday, 19 May 2008

How to wreck a book in one evening!!!

I was scanning through a few books looking for inspiration and decided to make some card blanks and envelopes. My books are looking a little worse for wear but I could wait to go into town to buy something I didn't mind cutting up. :)

Meanwhile back to less destructive creations I made this charming little gold tone bracelet using an old length of chain and adding a vintage style pendant.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Getting Rid of The Clutter

Crikes, I never knew I had so much stuff! To make way for new goodies i'm having a clear out. :) Now I have to decide what im going to spend my pennies on.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Experimenting with New Media

I have been very busy working on new projects. These include handmade cards, candles and other various bits and pieces. Below are a few examples, i'm not convinced they have all worked but it's good fun expanding the Fraggies Fripperies range. :)

This celebration card was made using a balloon background with a cupcake designed and cut from bits of card and paper lying around the house. I used a pre-made 'its a celebration' topper.

This gift tag was done by using a sizzix gift tag shape and then cutting up an old superman magazine. These are a great way to personalise gift packaging.

Now i'm not an artist by any means but I really enjoyed painting this miniture seascape. It was done on canvas paper using watercolours then placed into a fridge magnet blank. Its proudly placed on my fridge next to my daughters letters and numbers :)

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Kilt Brooch Loaded with Funky Charms

This brooch was made using a silvertone chain wrapped around a kilt pin. I then added various charms in brass, plastic and metal. I mixed new, vintage and broken jewellery to create a lovely unique piece.
It is listed in on my website if you would like further details.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Beaded Rings and Charm Bracelets

I went a bit crazy last week and ordered far too many beads and charms - oh well you can never have enough eh? I have various stashes hidden around the house so my partner doesnt cotton on to how much I spend.

My favourite buy has to be some vintage charms and cameos. I should have something to show you soon.

With some of my 'stash' I made some lovely beaded rings and a loaded charm bracelet. Charm bracelets are so fun to make I love packing the chain with unusual, interesting bits and bobs.

Here are some examples all of which are listed on my website with more details

Apologies for the photo quality, something isnt working properly - what? I have no idea :)

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Beaded Rings - 'Bling Rings'

One of the items of jewellery I love making the most are beaded rings or 'Bling Rings'. They are so versatile, you can create any look and well the bead and colour combinations are endless. I do some that are a standard colour and style but most are one off pieces, unique. I love randomly picking beads and seeing where it takes me sometimes the most random combinations turn out to look the best.

Here are some examples of past and present creations:

The following examples can be found on my website

Prices start from £2.49 excluding p&p