Sunday, 23 October 2016

Hen's Teeth ***Giveaway***

Hello there,

I thought it was about time I offered a Bloggy 'Giveaway'... whoop!

I have one pack of Cat and Dog designs (6 designs in total) as the Giveaway.  

3 cats and 3 dog designs, hand screen printed onto 
7 x 7" / 17 x 17cm 
100% white cotton. 
Washable too!

They are available here ... 
but in the meantime, if you would like to enter the Giveaway, just write a little comment here on my Blog and I will draw a winner at random on Sunday 30th October 7pm UK gmt, which will be when I announce the winner too, here on my Blog.
International entries welcome.
Thanks so much.
Viv X

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

A day at Hope & Elvis studio.

I spent a most enjoyable day, a couple of Saturdays ago, attending a Workshop delivered by 
You will probably know that Lisa has created, over the last 15 years or so beautiful imagery for fashion and home ware, together with her own ranges of greetings cards and artworks.
Here are a few snaps of her current range of artworks and greetings cards.

Only a week or two before she had published a book for children, entitled 'Handstand'.  

The day was about 'doodling on cloth'.   Louise aka Hope & Elvis had furnished us with all sorts of interesting textiles and ephemera, all vintage, for us to use on the day.

If you haven't been to H & E, it is a very inspiring and uplifting place to spend a day.   Louise has exhibited works purchased from visiting artist practitioners, who have delivered workshops there.

Back to Lisa's work...

and the lady herself.

A super day , with very good friends and I achieved absolutely nothing, other than an awful lot of chatting.   But, I did come away with more of an insight into the business side of illustration (the good, the bad and the ugly) and a promise to myself to have more confidence and self belief in my work.

Thanks for stopping by. X

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

I have been enjoying free machine embroidery, making brooches and necklaces....these girls and Bunnies placed in a hand embroidered flower garden.

The necklaces below hang from textured vintage linen, with buttons and tiny details.

I have popped these necklaces and brooches into my madebyhandonline shop.
Madebyhandonline have updated their website this week, to a new and much more user friendly format, which includes a international delivery option.    Incredibly supportive to us makers and customers alike, Katie and team are extremely professional and genuinely lovely.

Well, that me for today.
Thanks for stopping by X

Friday, 19 August 2016


I now have more designs available for Crafters ... 6 'Bird' designs pack and 3 'Girl' designs pack...all hand printed onto a choice of 100% white cotton or calico.    Ideal for patchwork, embroidery etc.
Available in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for stopping by X

Thursday, 18 August 2016

A few packs available today ...
I will be printing onto purchased plain cottons in the future, as I have run out of vintage fabrics from my own personal collection.   There will, however, be the odd vintage pieces here and there when I can source appropriate fabrics.
Thanks for stopping by X

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Cutting, printing, ironing, packing, posting .... 
Big thank you to all who have purchased a Craft Pack of my designs,
 printing on vintage and newer fabrics.