Wednesday, 25 July 2012


With the lovely hot weather we've been having, I thought it was time for an ode to the wonder of chiffon.  But before we start I have some shock news - from next week the Buy Handmade British blog will be published 3 times a week - on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  I'm finding it difficult to think up new 5 new themes every week, so hopefully by cutting down the number of post I can keep this going longer.  Plus it'll free up a bit more time to work on the Buy Handmade British website and all my other projects.
A5 Keepsake Presentation Gift Box by BindingTies
£17 (+ £3.95 p&p)
The gold lid has been edged with Beresford ivory satin braid and finished off with a handmade chiffon flower. The interior of the box base has been padded and then covered with a ivory lace fabric, embroidered with a delicate tracery pattern. The outer edge of the lined section is decorated with the same braid as the lid. Measures 23.5cm x 17cm x 5cm exterior, and 22cm x 16cm x 4cm interior (approx large A5 size)

Folio in Red by gillesgilles
£5.29 (+ £8.27 p&p)
Flocked two tone paper, folded and tied with a generous bow of chiffon ribbon.  31x47cm.  Ideal for presenting prints as a gift.

Doll Cloth Art Rag Doll 'Valentina' by CutiePettuti
£43.01 (+ £4.96 p&p)
She is 10.5" tall, with a cream lace and red chiffon dress, a Clear AB Swarovski Crystal heart decorates the outfit. A miniature engagement ring hangs on the stem of the red rose, whilst her hair sparkles with the red Swarovski Crystal Hearts and Clear AB crystals that adorn it. On her feet are red ballet pumps with red crystals.  She is slightly weighted to help her sit up.

Handpainted Batik Art Silk Scarf - Butterfly and Burdock by SkyFenSilk
£80 (+ £2.70 p&p)
This summer gossamer scarf in silk chiffon was created using a hot wax batik method to draw the outline of the design and hand-painted with fibre reactive permanent dyes.This chiffon scarf is utterly heavenly to wear: draped over your shoulders to show off the startling beauty of the butterflies or around your neck in abstract folds, both making a statement of elegance and freedom.  The scarf may be hand-washed and ironed dry on a cool setting. The scarf is 100% lightweight silk chiffon and the approximate size is 44cm x176cm or 17 ½ " x 69" and has been finished with hand rolled hems. 

Shabby Upcycled Lace And Pastel Mint Green Chiffon - Tattered Rosa
£13 (+ £2.50 p&p)
Rosa is a shabby, tattered corsage brooch comprised of layers of a pastel mint green chiffon type fabric interspersed with a gorgeous mint green embroidered tulle and upcycled off white lace. Cut into petals with edges singed - lightly - to give the petals a shabby, tattered, but chic look. At the centre are white/ivory swarovski crystal pearls, a couple of gorgeous shimmery aurora borealis chinese crystal beads in sahara green and 2 tiny peridot green swarovski crystal beads. At the back is sewn a silver tone brooch pin.  Measures 3.75" (95cm) diameter approx. 

Marigold Silk and Charm Bracelet by TravelsinTextiles
£10.26 (+ £3.24 p&p)
Chiffon silk dyed with dried marigold whilst in Ahmedabad, India to create a sumptuous, rich yellow colour.  The silk is the stitched with a few Indian charms and metal rings for decoration, and finished with a metal clasp to make a unique, charming bracelet.  Size: Medium. Hangs quite low down the wrist.  Length: 24 cm / 9.5 inches 

Peach Flower Lace and Chiffon Baby Headband by Blossomshandmade
£5.95 (+ £2.65 p&p)
Here we have a cute, ruffled flower headband in peach chiffon and ivory lace with a pearl center.  We've set it on a lovely powder pink headband for a pretty combination!  Choose from 2 sizes available - Newborn to 12 months and 12 months to adult (yes...they're THAT stretchy!).

Pistachio Green Pom Pom Necklace by dotyourteas
£25 (+ £2 p&p)
Multi curb chain, two silk chiffon pom poms attached on to a chain. Wear with an outfit to brighten up a plain t-shirt or dress. This sits mid waist adjustable chain length to suit. 

Scout Grey Chiffon Clutch by EmmaGordonLondon
£48.96 (+ free delivery)
This clutch is like the Mary Poppins bag - perfectly sized to hold your essentials and more! The gathered detail adds a touch of playful glamour making it the perfect companion on an evening out!
Main body: Black canvas covered in gathered grey chiffon
Trims: - Black satin flap fastens with two mag-dots at either side.
- Black satin piping
- Black sparkly button
Lining: Black and cream stripy cotton
Dimensions: Width: 30cm, Height: 20cm

Lavender Shabby Chic Silk & Lace Lampshade by PHIPPSLoverofLight
£190 (+ £15 p&p)
This "Victorian Beauty" shade is graduated and tonal with hand-dyed silk chiffon fabric; lavender rosettes. There is a complimentary ivory lace fabric in each other panel. The beading is a mix of clear and frosted creating prism colours. Lots of fringe adding glamour to the boudoir!  Size is 14 inches wide and 17 inches tall with fringe


  1. Thank you so much Jenna for including my corsage brooch amongst your lovely chiffon selection! I love that cute little art rag doll! Val

  2. Thank you for including my art doll in your collection, it was a lovely surprise ! x x