ElsieMayandBertha

Handmade lovelies for you and your home.

Wirral, England | 24 Sales

ElsieMayandBertha

Handmade lovelies for you and your home.

Wirral, England 24 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Before I add my new christmas goodies for 2018 I'm reducing the price of some of my old stock. More will be added in the next few days💜

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Last updated on 25 Aug, 2018

Before I add my new christmas goodies for 2018 I'm reducing the price of some of my old stock. More will be added in the next few days💜

Louise Oakes

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Louise Oakes

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Elsie May and Bertha, my Nanas

Elsie May Hancock and Bertha Hodson were my Nanas (our grandparents were Nana and Granddad). I used to love playing with Elsie May's button box when we used to visit (unfortunately it was lost to other members of the family) and Bertha had a some lovely bits and pieces.

I named my shop after them because: I wanted to remember them; I loved them; and they lived in the times that a lot of my favourite things are from, including some of their own pieces. The vast majority of the items that I use for making are vintage, with a smattering of antique, from linens and lace to buttons and thread. I have a huge collection of items all ready and waiting for the right project to come along. Though, I do admit that I have a smallish selection of things that I couldn't possibly use or part with!

They make me happy, give me inspiration, remind me of my Nanas, and allow me to drift into speculation on who embroidered the beautiful tablecloth, first bought the lace, the coat or blouse that the buttons were used for (extra special buttons are those that have a snippet of the original garment attached to them!).

I don't like things, especially those that someone spent time making, to be thrown away because they're damaged or no longer in fashion. Reuse and recycle is my mantra (even if my husband thinks that some things are just 'rubbish', today's rubbish is tomorrow's treasure, once I've played about with it a bit! Bless, his heart's in the right place!).

You can find more Elsie May and Bertha on my blog www.elsiemayandbertha.blogspot.co.uk or on Instagram as louise_at_elsiemayandbertha

TTFN
Louise

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  • Louise Oakes

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    I'm a maker and a lover of vintage, fabric, thread, lace, haberdashery, paper and lots of other things that I wouldn't want to bore you with here! I make everything, apart from the occasional item made by my Mum, that's available on here.

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