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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

My First Solo Acrylic Pour!

My first solo acrylic pour, bit of a handful at 1.2 metre square, but hey when did I ever not go large! Could look at it all day, so many pockets and bursts of gorgeousness. Now figuring out the logistics of cladding a dolly! Keep you posted. #quirky #madeinsussex #acrylicpainting

Nalser and GG at The Pelirocco Hotel

So this week we delivered the very gorgeous GG and Nalser to Hotel Pelirocco, what a venue! GG is a tall lady lamp clad in grass print design and topped with retro sunflower shade. Nalser is kitted out in upcycled rich brown leather and finished with a William Morris vintage print shade. I don't believe there is anything else quite like them so do check them out in the bar at one of Brighton's coolest venues. #quirky #madeinsussex #Brighton #commission #pub #lamp #floral #upc

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

Pride Month 2018

So here it is, Pride Month 2018 and not so long until our local pride celebrations in Brighton - We can't wait! I tried a rainbow twist on my Mache Cushions and everyone is loving it! Get in touch if you would like some personalised Pride pieces, see you at the parade! #celebration #cushion #upcycledhour #jeans #fabric #upcycle #Denim #Cushion #madeinsussex #quirky #Pride #Brighton #LGBT #commission #Rainbow

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 Denim Birthday!

There are lots of people out there passionate about their denim, glad to know it’s not just me! This commission was a pleasure! Think someone is going to 💙this B’day gift! Always up for a commission get in touch. #upcycled #favourite #jeans #batik #quirky #madeinsussex #cushion #upcycledhour

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

Maches and Jubblies

Just to introduce my new cushion range, my own unique design... Pyramid shaped, they fill the nooks and crannies of a sofa or chair, much more so than a typically shaped cushion. The Mache is a collage of fabric, purposely top-stitched for a striking finish; any fabric can be used and top-stitched to a chosen colour scheme. Denim is particularly popular at the moment but a selection of fabrics i.e. silk, tweed, velvet and linen do work well together and if you want to throw i

Less than a month to go!

Things have been busy around here! Finally getting a chance to blog, I will be showcasing Dolly Fixtures' Quirky Furniture at Top Drawer this September 10th-12th and I am so excited! I was lucky enough to be accepted for Spotted, do come along to visit me at Stand SP206, right next to the VIP lounge! #quirky #TopDrawer #Showcasing #Spotted #LondonShow #LondonOlympia #TopDrawer #AdventuresInDesign

Batman Tribute!

Adam West is fondly remembered for his role as Batman, which he played from 1966 to 1968. After his recent passing, The Alma, located in Islington, a movie theme pub at the heart of the local community, commissioned me to make a suiting tribute. #pub #commission #quirky #furniture #lamp #Batman #superhero #fullmannequinlamps