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Oshun

Just a quick post to let you know about my new website. Oshun is my clothing label for fairytale, steampunk and bohemian handmade creations. Please take a look HERE and let me know what you think!

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Snowdrop Inspiration

I was absolutely delighted to find a snow-drop flowering in my garden the other day. Snowdrops definitely rank in my top 5 favourite flowers. There was a garden I used to walk past on my way home from primary school, … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey fashion

When looking for inspiration for my clothes, I usually look to history – anything from the last century and further back. However the 1920s and 30s are recently starting to take my notice…..

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Oshun at The New Forest Fairy Festival

I’ve just got one box to unpack and a couple of bits and pieces still knocking around the back of the land rover, but other than that, I’ve pretty much recovered from having a stall at the New Forest Fairy … Continue reading

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Bottle Bags

My latest crafty project is making bottle bags. I use luxury fabrics like velvet, brocade, tapestry, satin etc – all recycled from posh curtains or off-cuts or samples. I thought they would be perfect for the festival season and are … Continue reading

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Clothing to dye for.

(A version of this article was originally published at Try Handmade.) Tie dye is classic hippy style, but I don’t actually always like it. I think it works best when you’ve got subtle shades of the same colour happening, rather … Continue reading

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Pirate dresses

This is an article originally published on Try Handmade. Incidentally, I can’t wait until the new Pirates film in two years…

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Fairytale Fashion

I’ve been wanting to watch Red Riding Hood for ages and I finally have this weekend. I loved it! It was everything I hoped it would be; the snowy village scenes, the mysterious atmosphere; Grandma’s fantastic cabin in the woods, … Continue reading

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Upcycling Indian Clothes

Just a quick post to urge you to take a look at Tara’s blog, Crowd Capture. She’s kindly written a lovely article about how I use traditional Indian clothing and turn them into new dresses and outfits. She’s also a … Continue reading

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Indian Summer

I’ve just bought a massive box full of slightly damaged  Indian silk shawls, salwar  and kameez ready for me to cut up and upcycle into beautiful clothing, so this is an ongoing collection. So far I have nine items ready … Continue reading

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