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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Talented Artist

Who Brings Old Buttons Back To Life 

Madeline's Corner

I'm Jacky and I am the designer, creator and maker at Madeline's Corner
From being a young child I have had a love of all things creative which use thread, yarn and fabric

From humble beginnings in primary school a beautiful lady called Mrs Lockwood taught me to embroider; from a sampler of stitches initially, then onto the designing and embroidering of a pump bag. How I looked forward each week to her lessons, which she taught with passion and patience

I was taught to knit by my mother (who knitted all my cardigans and jumpers) and my grandmother who favoured cotton dishcloths and socks and I was fascinated by her use of four needles. So, from scarves for my dolls to a layette set as part of my childcare exams, knitting became a firm favourite after I had mastered pattern reading and picking up dropped stitches, (the latter being an art in itself)

In sixth form, born out of the need to further fill my timetable of lessons, I opted to study Needlework. I studied for only a year, tagging onto a fifth form class lesson once a week for the theory side and had two lunchtime sessions of practical learning...and gained a grade A in my 'O' level. That was a proud moment!

 Crocheting has been my love since I decided to start my own business (so much easier to deal with a dropped stitch!) and gladly most of my work now seems to include it!

Over subsequent years I have developed my skills and expertise, mostly self-taught, and with each year that passes my enthusiasm for creativity and achieving high standards of excellence have become my trademark

I am now a mother of four grown-up children who, from enjoying their initial nursery decor of sewn pieces and knitted garments of clothing, still enjoy the labours of love I create today

Madeline was my fifth child, who sadly died. When I launched Madeline's Corner in 2012, it seemed befitting to remember her in this way, as she will always have a home in my heart

I invite you to join me in the adventures of a needle..!!

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Maggies Vintage & Friends

A Facebook Buy & Sell group
A group to Buy/sell Vintage and Vintage inspired items
No new goods unless vintage inspired please.

* First come first served just comment if you wish to purchase an item*(yes please, sold, interested etc)
* Please feel free to ask sellers questions about the item you wish to purchase
* Comment pass if you decide you don't want the item*
* Please communicate with your buyer/s re payment/and other arrangements*
*You can upload your items from Auction sites/private online stores etc but i would like a good mix i don't want just Auction posts.*
* Please do not Bump posts continuously*
* Delete posts when buyer has received item/s*
*******No Bullying of any kind*********
* Please tell your friends about this group*

Below a small selection on offer at the moment.

 Just a small selection of items i will be selling after Easter.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Free Tomato seeds with every order

To celebrate Spring on its way Moose Seeds will send every customer a free pack of Tomato seeds with every order. Tomatoes taste better when you have grown them yourself :D

Find plenty of vegetable and herb seeds in our ebid store 

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Old Knitting Store Stock

 Come and purchase unused 1980's - 1990's knitting and crochet patterns at my above facebook group. Hundreds of patterns to be uploaded for all the family.

All are original patterns no photocopies or pdf's. 
Suitable for the one off buyer or dealer.

Please visit often and grab yourself bargin, patterns from 50p- £1, each pattern
Dealers please make me an offer for job lots.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Ways to Display Vintage Buttons

I came across a selection of images recently used to display vintage buttons, here are just a few examples:-