Good Luck to everyone at ACES East Sussex Business Awards tonight

Good luck to everyone tonight at ACES East Sussex Business Awards! ☘☘☘ The National Suite at East Sussex National Golf Spa Hotel is looking mighty fine! Kelle, Cocker, Vlad and Brigitte, mannequin giants, will be cheering everyone on and congratulating them on the stage. #hologram #madeinsussex #mannequin #Showcasing #celebration #Gagas #Eastbourne

Byline Festival 2019

Byline Festival set in Pippingford Manor Park, East Sussex was a truly amazing weekend from start to finish. Dolly Fixtures were featured around the vast site, including Kelle and Cocker, the giant hologram Gagas in The Future Dome and Brigette and Vlad by the information tent, all 7ft 7in of them! A mix of Music, Comedy, Journalism and Activism and to top it off, the weather didn't disappoint! The Blow Monkeys, a blast from my past and the captivating Pussy Riot, were probab

Artwave 2019

Another wonderful Artwave, spent with amazing artists in Gote Barn, Ringmer, East Sussex this weekend. What a venue to showcase anything and a perfect setting for a wedding too! #Pride #Artwave #madeinsussex #Cushion #Denim #mannequin #jeans #fullmannequinlamps #lamp #cushion #furniture #Rainbow

Dolly Fixtures, delighted to be showcasing at Byline Festival 2019

So excited that work by Dolly Fixtures will be appearing at Byline Festival this year and an added bonus of being featured in The Sussex Express! A festival with a social, environmental and moral conscience, this August Bank Holiday Weekend in Pippingford Manor Park, East Sussex. #ecochic #hologram #Gagas #BylineFestival #madeinsussex #mannequin #Showcasing #News #festival #Article

The Gagas out and about

Well The Gagas have been well and truly busy of late. Firstly Cocker the athletic hologram giant, along with Gwiggy, tall cocktail table and Sean, occasional table attended the launch of Fades, Gentleman's Barbers and Male Grooming. On the first floor of The Enterprise Center in Eastbound it's a fresh, airy, modern space with great staff, so do pop along and see them! Then Cocker and Kelle, The Gagas who stood on the stage for the musical We Will Rock You in their previous li

The Good Life - Revive Recycle Restore

This May Day Bank Holiday was fun. The Good Life - Revive Recycle Restore Show at The Weald and Downland Museum in Singleton, Chichester was fabulous, what a beautiful part of the country and the weather was kind too! Mark - MJA Wood, Helen - Honey Badger Furniture and Jo - Reclaimed and Reloved, along with myself and The Dollies, represented The House of Upcycling, meeting some lovely people and providing some interesting demos, as did Salvage Sister, Charis Williams in the

Seaford Sunset Shots

Well although it was fun, don't let these photos fool you into thinking we were in tropical climes. We needed serious defrosting with the help of hot toddies after this shoot but so happy with the results. Thank you Quinny and Andy, all the teenagers and Finn, couldn't have done it without you. #madeinsussex #mannequin #planters #floral #legs #furniture #fullmannequinlamps #lamp #quirky #Sunset

Valentines Burlesque Evening in Chiddingly

This Valentine's Day is going to be an exciting one at Chiddingly Village Hall. An evening of Burlesque raising funds for the East Hoathly And Halland Carnival Society. Tickets are available on eventbrite, there will be various Dolly Fixtures around the venue helping to set the sexy scene. These will include Anna and Nicola, the lady leg planters, in the image below, and Goretti and Maria, full lady mannequin lamps. Hope to see you there! #planters #madeinsussex #quirky #furn

Eastbourne Christmas Market 2018

Just thought I would post a few photos of Eastbourne Christmas Market and take the opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas, I hope you're all ready! The weather was so kind on the three days we chose to attend the market, the sun shone and the shoppers were out! An extra bonus was having my eldest daughter there to keep me company and do the coffee and croissant runs as she had a couple of unexpected days off college. It's always hard to decide what to take to an

Dolly Fixtures at Wyntercon 5

So Wyntercon was a blast of a weekend from start to finish! The South Coast's largest fantasy and sci-fi event was held under a huge circus-style big top in Princes Park on the 22nd and 23rd September. It was a first for Dolly Fixtures and lots of interesting characters popped by our stand. Kelle and Cocker the quirky hologram giants proved very popular and created lots of interest, even on their journey to and from the event. Now back in the Party Shack until their next outi

Artwave O'clock

Artwave took place in August and earl September here in Sussex and Dolly fixtures were lucky enough to take part at two venues. The first weekend, in the stunning Gote Farm Barn in Ringmer as guest artist with The Ringmer Collective and the second at the beautiful Upper Lodge. Both weekends were a huge success and we can't wait for next year. #planters #madeinsussex #cushion #upcycle #legs #mannequin #Denim #quirky #furniture #Visualdisplay #leather #Cushion #upcycled #fullma

Holly in the window!

Just a quickie, I mentioned in a recent blog I dropped Holly to Fenwick Brent Cross, and here he is featured in the denim window! Holly is clad in up-cycled denim pieces, many, many pieces and a sight to behold! He with be there for the rest of July and the month of August, do pop along to see him if you can. #London #Fenwicks #madeinsussex #quirky #Departmentstore #windowdisplay #Visualdisplay #Denim #mannequin #upcycle #commission #upcycled #jeans #Vintage

Dolly Fixtures in Kennington

My Denim Pride Cushions are now available in Kennington at Windmill Flowers, just in time for London Pride. Any lettering, top stitched and piped in rainbow, can be requested, drop me a line. Ralph, one of my favourite makes is also displayed at the moment. Striking Occasional Table finished in Cherry Wood. Do pop into this beautiful flower shop in London to take a closer look, see Mary and take in the sights and smells of her gorgeous blooms. http://www.windmillflowers.co.uk

Holly Heads to Fenwicks!

My Denim Mache Mannequin, Holly, inspired by Mr Holly Johnson, left the studio and headed to Fenwick Brent Cross this week. Next week he will be taking pride of place in their Denim feature window. Why don't you pop along to see him! #80sicon #madeinsussex #quirky #upcycled #Denim #upcycledhour #jeans #mannequin #Visualdisplay #Departmentstore #windowdisplay #Fenwicks

Serious Denim Love

What is not to love about Denim? That's why I create in every shade of blue. Here we have Al the Stag, Susie and Gerry and the wonderful Holly. Mr Holly Johnson was my inspiration and I was delighted to know that he was impressed:Someone else loves him too, all will be revealed mid July. I'm so excited and I have Serious Denim Love. #upcycledhour #jeans #fabric #favourite #upcycle #Denim #mannequin #quirky #madeinsussex #stag #mannequinheads #hatstand #hats #80sicon

Girls Getting Ready!

These girls are going to be busy for the next few weeks. Firstly, off to RHS Malvern with the wonderful Treatment tents and then Elderflower Fields Festival. They're elegant, quirky, drop dead gorgeous and functional too! Win Win! #fabric #upcycledhour #legs #madeinsussex #upcycle #mannequin #furniture #quirky #commission #festival #party #celebration #planters #table

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! So tell me, who doesn’t need a planter named Harry for their bouquet today? Such a pleasure to work with leather! This gorgeous, rich, brown upcycled leather was Nandos seating cushions in it's former life! These two boys are part of The Posse and available for sale or for hire. Last Summer they held cake, bubbly and flowers in a Wedding Marquee. Recently they attended a Big Birthday Bash here in Sussex, creating a few giggles and lots of laughs! #quirk