New Creations

– Vintage Fabric Baby Dresses

I’m having a real drive at getting ready for the Spring and busy making more baby dresses using vintage fabrics. The simple A-line shift seems the best choice. I played with the design last year but have gone back to the original as I think I over complicated it all adding extra unneccesary pieces. Will have some for sale on etsy, folksy and MISI by end of March and hopefully will  have the fabled Heiress Apparent website and shop complete by then!

Here is my beautiful little poppet modelling a lovely pale daffodil one from 1970s poly cotton fabrics. Retailing at £30. Available in sizes 12 months to 3 years (very generous sizings by the way). Interested? email me at Heiress Apparent. I can almost smell Spring in the air now, or am I just being a little too hopeful with inches of snow on the ground still.





Interested but not sure what size you need, see the size guide …

12 months – to fit chest 19 3/4 inches / 50 cm. Height 31 1/2 inches 80 cm
2 years – to fit chest 20 3/4 inches / 53 cm. Height 36 1/4 inches 92 cm
3 years – to fit chest 21 3/4 inches / 55 cm. Height 38 1/2 inches 98 cm

Other fabrics available, just drop me a line with your requirements.


– Valentines Day Crochet Hearts

Well being the industrious soul I am with a few spare minutes – been making some of these little hearts for Valentine’s Day gifts or just to say I love You for someone special in your life,  they were made directly from a tutorial at Meet Me at Mikes. (the image is pulled straight from there as the light is so bad here today, sorry Pip, needs must!)  Anyone interested in buying one mail me. I will, when I get the chance and some more red wool, be looking at making some larger ones with a view to doing something interesting with them. Keep you posted on that one. Website is still giving me a massive headache, so as yet the Heiress Apparent site still isn’t live to buy from but have been making a few sales of bags via etsy, folksy and MISI including the experimental Nappy Bag which seemed to be such a big hit (but alas a big trouble to make). Dutch buyer is very happy, so all good there … so farewell dear bag – which I believe now will be in fact just a one off until I can muster up the courage to attempt a replacement.

Tiny Crochet Hearts

Heiress Apparent Nappy Bag - SOLD

Hand Printed Gift Bags

gocco1aBusy Gocco printing today – the rather less creative but necessary task of  hand printed carrier and gift bags for the craft fayres approaching this Christmas.

I like the printing part, just not so keen on the washing of the screens afterwards! I still am carrying the smell of white spirit on my hands, despite now having washed them six times since finishing the printing.

Have since been to ebay and invested in some lovely surgical gloves. Worth the expense just to be rid of this awful smell next printing session.