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Dianthe Bells Author of Secrets & Imagination
Fyfa Autumn Faery Cradle By Dianthe Bells
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Knitted in tweed wool with forest-nut edging. Cradle size 12cm/4¾“. 1 x 50g ball Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed in Autumn (85% wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere) or substitute pure wool in... More > flecked 8ply/double knitting/light worsted.< Less
A Royal Diadem By Walter Clemow Lanyon (1887-1967)
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So within you the Talent keeps whispering and trying to edge its way out of the napkin of your fear, but you keep wrapping it tighter with new illusions and will not let it come to the light. You are... More > afraid to do what it bids you do. "What would people say?" You are overcome with the fear that other people would say things. They intimidate you into a state of "greyness" you don't dare to come out and be yourself. You coward!—you are afraid to live your life—the life you cherish above all things. You are scared to become great because it means work and it means hewing to the line and letting the world take care of itself. Let them talk—their gossiping and sneers will soon be turned into hero worship. They are the "grey mass" to which you belonged and they change with the wind. Don't mind them when they say, "You cannot," or "Aren't you afraid to do that?" These very voices will be saying, "I always knew that you would make a go of it."< Less
The Lavender Seller's Fortune By Dianthe Bells
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Poverty to prosperity. How did they do it in Victorian England days? "The Lavender Seller's Fortune" presents flower-seller Fedelia, making her life with pennies. In a rented slum room, she... More > prepares a plan to snatch success. How, you enquire, does a young woman abandoned from childhood know what to do? What guides her and is it obtainable for all? These are the little secrets of life.... Quaint advertisements included plus a poem Lavender Damsels by the author. You'll be netted in summer! Two other poems of scented wisdom, plus a crochet pattern for Fedelia’s pencil cosy. It's All Mind Magick< Less
Hedge Witch Candle Mat By Dianthe Bells
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Found in the Wild Woods Hedgerows: Hedge Witch Candle Mat Knitting Pattern Adapted by Dianthe Bells from a 1939 anti-macassar set. Appealing rows of hedges seem chained together. Original pattern... More > written for an old-fashioned armchair with two pieces for arm rests. Glossy hair for gentlemen rose to fashion in Victorian days, and to achieve this dandy effect the macassar oil was stroked through the hair, beard and moustache. Alas, the oil stained the backs of lounges so housewives were quick to whip up the anti-macassar cloth to absorb the problem. Ornate knitting and crochet designs flourished up until the 1950s when oiled hair suddenly became farcical.< Less
Eye of Odin By Dianthe Bells
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Odin has his eye upon all. Yet look closely and you shall see not one eye, but two holes and a third below. Are these two crimson rays and a mouth drawn down into a berserk shriek? We hope... More > so! Pattern requires: 1 x 100g ball of 14ply Viking style 100% wool in storm-burst grey. This is a slightly flecked, matt finish wool without a firm twist appearance. Coarser wool with goat hairs is ideal for an ancient scarf. 6.5mm short needles 6.5mm crochet hook< Less
Mrs. Faggit's Seaside Lodgings By Dianthe Bells
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Strange Prosperity Peel back the yellow-budded wallpaper. On these panels someone wrote of sullen lives, sealed secrets, gossip, false charm, jealousy and rivalling ancestors... all behind the... More > fantasy facade of a recluse's delight that retains its 19th century quirkiness. Mrs. Damask Faggit, spinster and inheritor of the family's walls, entranced the leathery house into a sprightly boarding house for a few, rare eccentrics who pass no eye of scrutiny upon her ambrosial life. This nippy introduction is your calling card to tarnished romance. Short, vintage village story in a series of parts.< Less
The Same Old Things By Dianthe Bells
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Vintage village days. A Shortbread Shortie about Esther and Gladiola; and the things we forget to love because they are always there. Touches of magick.
No Place For Sluggards By Dianthe Bells
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The faces of Victorian England—cheeky gaslight stories of destiny and poverty. Some of them have plans, some of them have nothing. The lazy have much to fear. In the midst of all this a few... More > minds light up with the energy of possibilities. Each chapter features a character, occupation and tricks of survival. Few see a Higher life. Installments 1-5: 1. Bloated With Bliss (and the story of Violette, a bride) 2. The New Scientific Kitchen (and the story of Peg, a scullery maid) 3. Loading Up the Larder (and the story of Beryle, a cook) 4. Enough is Not Enough (and the story of Mrs. Croft, a country wife) 5. No Place For Sluggards (and the story of Minnie, a scarlet woman)< Less
The Lavender Seller's Fortune By Dianthe Bells
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Poverty to prosperity. How did they do it in Victorian England days? "The Lavender Seller's Fortune presents flower-seller Fedelia, making her life with pennies. In a rented slum room, she... More > prepares a plan to snatch success. How, you enquire, does a young woman abandoned from childhood know what to do? What guides her and is it obtainable for all? These are the little secrets of life....Quaint advertisements included plus a poem Lavender Damsels by the author. You'll be netted in summer! Two other poems of scented wisdom, plus a crochet pattern for Fedelia’s pencil cosy. It's All Mind Magick!< Less
The Lavender Seller's Bag By Dianthe Bells
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Whimsical pixie style knitted bag to go with the story of The Lavender Seller's Fortune. Main section in Flowers of Wisdom lace pattern, soft handle of pure silk ribbon, eyelet drawstrings also in... More > silk ribbon. Lilac glass bead and crystal faceted bead finish the i-cord dangle. Lined in pink lilac pure silk. Fern Leaf edging. 25.5cm/10" deep, 15cm/6" wide. 4ply pure wool in Iris.< Less